The Busan Biennale 2012, under the theme of Garden of Learning, aims to realize the open and democratic process of learning on contemporary art, making the exhibition accessible and enjoyable to everyone.

Artistic Director, Roger M. Buergel (Berlin) intends the Biennale to be a forum for participation and communication, as opposed to discipline-based art education, aiming to establish an organic relationship between artworks and the audience.

For this purpose he has initiated a collaborative structure linking participating artists and members of the local community in Learning Councils that contribute to the realization of the exhibition. The Councils serve as a mediator between the individual artists and the public not familiar with contemporary art, while making various proposals on the Garden of Learning and reflecting it to the exhibition.

Special Exhibition is planned to provide young planners and artists, the future leaders of Korea’s contemporary art, with an opportunity to participate in the Biennale. The Special Exhibition will be organized jointly by 9 curators with 72 artists submitting about 130 artworks. This exhibition that will be a new forum for learning for the planners and artists will be held at Busan Cultural Center, Busanjin Station, and Gwangalli MeWorld.

Busan Biennale 2012 Garden of Learning, 22 September – 24 November 2012.

Artwork: 330 artworks of 115 artists
Venues: Busan Museum of Art, Busan Cultural Center, Busanjin station, Gwangalli MeWorld