The Eighth Climate (What does art do?) – 11th Gwangju Biennale

2nd September – 6th November 6, 2016

Gwangju Biennale111 Biennale-ro, Buk-gu, Gwangju – Republic of Korea

David Maljkovic is invited to attend the 11th Gwangju Biennale in Gwangiu, Korea. In light of the art sphere’s focus on infrastructure in many parts of the world, in the treacherous terrains of existing public and private systems, art itself seems to be partly forgotten. At GB11, attention is directed to artworks and projects addressing the agency of art in terms of the question, “what does art do?” A central part of this interest in the performative aspect of art is its projective and imaginative qualities—art’s active relationship to the future. Other concerns of GB11 include the mediation of art: art’s embeddedness in various contexts and the potential of connecting dots between already existing activities and people near and far.

02 David Maljkovic, Retired Forms, 2008-2011, inject print with pigment colour on the archive paper, oil colour and charcoal, 100x133 cm. 72 dpi