If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution has been invited to be a Biennale Fellow of the 11th Gwangju Biennale, curated by Maria Lind and Binna Choi and entitled The Eighth Climate (What Does Art Do?), alongside roughly one hundred other small- and medium-scale art organizations in acknowledgement of the work done by this sector.
Of the invitation the curators write:
“Distinct from bigger-scale art organizations such as museums, art fairs, and biennales, these organizations often function as the research and development department of the art world, generating new ideas and shaping new curatorial and educational methods. Above all, they actively support artists to experiment and cultivate their practices and nurture contact and conflict zones around themselves, including neighbors and various practitioners from other fields. Yet the significance of their works is not fully acknowledged in a wider art and social ecology, while their self-determined “marginal” or “minor” positions, as well as increasing precarity in the climate of austerity and various crises, are palpable. What if we “connect dots” through such a “molecular campaign” and manifest a critical mass to commit to these shared concerns?”
Complementing this invitation, To All the Contributing Factors, is a forum organized as part of the 11th Gwangju Biennale, in which work by small- and medium-scale art organizations across the world will be discussed in regards to questions of value, continuity, and scale, and imagining acts in common. The Forum takes place from 2 to 4 September, after the preview of the 11th Gwangju Biennale Exhibition, and consists of public readings, lectures, workshops, and a plenary session.
Further details about the fellows and forum can be found here.