In its role as local curatorial associate Mite-Ugro is an important node to connect the Biennale with Gwangju-based and international practitioners and organizations, as well as to embed it before and after the exhibition period. Monthly Gatherings are planned around the same dates as the Infra-School lecture and seminar series in order to engage and connect different groups in Gwangju. Alongside the other public programs such as Infra-School, the “To All the Contributing Factors” Forum, and the docents program, Monthly Gathering aims to jointly identify and produce shared concerns and create connections that will continue productively beyond GB11.
Monthly Gathering’s multifaceted programming is developed through conversation between Mite-Ugro and the Biennale curatorial team. It includes:
The Mite-Ugro Art and Theory Book Collection
It would be fantastic if you could bring books or extra copies of your catalogues for Mite-Ugro when you visit Gwangju or send to the following address.
Mite- Ugro Collective
7-6, Jebong-ro 184beon-gil, Dong-gu
Phone: +82 10 4718 0187 (Mr Seoungki Cho)
+82 10 2395 8796 (Haeun Cho)
The Artwork in Focus
Curated Walk by Mite-Ugro collective at Daein Market
Curated Walk by Mite-Ugro collective: facing past and present of Daein market and the old section of Gwangju through personal memories of Mite-Ugro collective.
Biennale Halls: Group reading and discussion
Group reading and discussion of "Virus(second chapter)-1" in Feedback: Television Against Democracy by David Joselit at the Bik van der pol Installation.
Biennial Halls: The Art Work in Focus group discussion of artworks by Inseon Park with presence of the artist.
Biennial Halls: The Art Work in Focus group discussion of Toxic, Opaque, To Valerie Solanas and Marilyn Monroe in Recognition of their Desperation by Pauline Boudry / Renate Lorenz.
Curated walk by artist Bernd Krauss in the Mudeung area
Biennial Halls: Group Reading with Book Society
Biennial Halls: The Art Work in Focus discussing works of GB11 artist Seola Kim
Biennial Halls: Discussion of works of GB11 artists Renate Lorenz and Pauline Boudry
Mite-Ugro: Group reading of “The Art-Architecture Complex” by Hal Foster
Mite-Ugro: The Art Work in Focus with Natascha Sadr Haghighian (TBC)
Mite-Ugro: Screening of works by Sojung Jun
Curated walk: Hainuwele myth of Kyungyang dike
Walking around the Kyungyang lake which is disappeared now. Nam Soo Kim(Choreography critic) will connect stories of the Hainuwele myth that water’s energy has and democracy that Gwangju generated politically in contemporary history of Korea.
Mite-Ugro: The Art Work in Focus - group discussion of artworks with Min Shin and Sung Kyeol Kim
Mite-Ugro: Group reading of “Institutional Experiments between Aesthetics and Activism” by Jonas Ekeberg in Self-Organisation, eds. Stine Hebert and Ane Szefer Karlsen
Mite-Ugro: Screening of 'Freedom Needs Free People' by Ane Hjort Guttu
Curated walk: “Creating Urban Forest and Village through Participation” Representative of Sansu Darak Corperative, Hye Kyung Song, will talk about urban regeneration, community building, ecology, and networked field which is activated by the art comm
Mite-Ugro: The Artwork in Focus With Youngmee Roh and Down Jeong. GB11 artists Bik van der Pol and Gunilla Klingberg will participate in the session.
Mite-Ugro: Group reading of Claire Bishop, Radical Museology
Mite-Ugro: Screening of a selection of works by GB11 artist Zhou Tao
Curated walk: “Hearing the Story of Gwangju People at the Scene of 18 May” Park Kyoungnam Yoo, curator of 5.18 Archives, will talk about the formation of Gwangju's downtown (Geumnam-ro) and history of the 5.18 democratic movement.
Mite-Ugro: The Artwork in Focus Group discussion of artworks with Seungchan Gwon and Mijung Shin with GB11 artists Claire Barclay, Hu Yun, and Bona Park
Mite-Ugro: Group reading of Julie Ault, “Active Recollection: Archiving Group Material,” in Self-Organised, eds. Stine Hebert and Anne Szefer Karlsen. GB11 artist Doug Ashford (co-founder of Group Material) will participate in the session.
Mite-Ugro: Screening of works by GB11 artist Bona Park and conversation with the artist after the film
Curated walk: a walk in the Wolsan-Dong district Anthropologist Park Gyung-sub anthropologist discusses the history of the Gwangju's growth and everyday life
Mite-Ugro: The Artwork in Focus
Group discussion of artworks with Jung Ho Jung and Moon Yu mi with GB11 artists Ruth Buchanan and Annie Wan
Mite-Ugro: Screening of Hysterics, Autodidact and Trot, Trio, Waltz by GB11 artist Jeamin Cha and conversation with the artist after the film
Group reading of Anthony Davies, Jakob Jakobsen, Stephan Dillemuth, “There is no Alternative: The future is (self-) organised,” in Self-Organised, eds. Stine Hebert and Anne Szefer Karlsen
Artist talk with GB11 artist Fernando García-Dory
Curated walk: "The Hybrid of Continent and Ocean Culture”, a walk in the Yangnim-Dong district Carpenter Cho Jeon Hwan will discuss the forms and features of, as well as stories about, Hanok-style architecture in Gwangju.
Mite-Ugro: Group reading of "Conversation between Maria Lind and Eungie Joo, regarding Eungie Joo’s library project as part of the Korean pavilion in the Venice Biennale 2009" in Performing the Curatorial: Within and Beyond Art, ed. Maria Lind
Mite-Ugro: The Artwork in Focus Group discussion of artworks with Park Se-hee and Lee Sun-hee
Mite-Ugro: Screening of a selection of works by the GB11 artist Ann Lislegaard
Mite-Ugro: Seminar with GB11 artist Søren Andreasen
Mite-Ugro: Screening of The Joycean Society by the GB11 artist Dora García and conversation with the artist after the film
Mite-Ugro: Group reading of Andrea Philips, “Remaking The Art Centre,” in Cluster: Dialectionary, eds. Binna Choi, Maria Lind, Emily Pethick, and Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez, and conversation with Maria Lind and Binna Choi