The Busan Biennale, which is set to celebrate its eighth biennial event in 2014, seeks to explore differentiation strategies in an increasingly competitive global biennale ecosystem and reflect on the characteristics of the ecosystem which can benefit the Busan Biennale and the methods of establishing the system.
To this end, the Symposium 2013, Busan Biennale deals with relations in a multilayered network, that is, relations among diverse elements in a society, such as areas, institutions, organizations, media, and communities.
How do art museums, art fairs, auction houses, galleries, collectors, artists, and the public, as well as biennales of different sizes and features, regard each other and forge relations? What could be the desirable biennale ecology that supports the establishment of proper relations? The discussion of these issues will help us uncover an ecological niche for biennales.
With these objectives in mind, the main theme of the Symposium 2013, Busan Biennale "Biennale Ecology in Contemporary Art," has been divided into three sub-themes for in-depth and goal-oriented discussions.
They are: Ecosystem of Contemporary Art with a Focus on Biennales, Innovation Tasks and Strategies for Self-Sustainable Biennales, External Alliance and Collaboration Strategies for the Survival of Biennales. Saturday, November 30, 10-12:30a.m. Wrap-up discussion.