Busan Biennale 2002

Culture Meets Culture

The Busan Biennale 2002 was held at Busan Museum fo Modern Art, Haeundae Beach, Asiad Sculpture Plaza, etc. from September 15th to November 22nd. 133 artworks from 40 countries were exhibited under the theme of 'Culture Meets Culture'.
The subject matters of the event were the everyday life of petit bourgeois, urbanity and the city Busan, succeeding in eliciting the mutual communication with the public. In particular, the free outdoor exhibiions like the ones at Haeundae Beach and Asiad Sculpture Park drew a great attention with unique environment-themed works, attracting as many as 17 millions visitors.

Culture Meets Culture

Sep. 15 ~ Nov. 22, 2002 (69days)


Busan Museum of Modern Art, Haeundae Beach, Asiad Sculpture Plaza, etc.

Artistic Director

- Contemporary Art Exhibition :  Airyung Kim (Independent curator)
- Sea Art Festival  :  Kwang-Woo Kim (Prof. of Dong-A Univ)
- Busan Sculpture Project  : Keun-Bae Song (Prof. of Dong-Eui Univ)

Total amount of visitors



Busan Metropolitan City, Busan Biennale Organizing Committee

Ministry Culture & Tourism Republic of Korea, Government Information Agency, MOGAHA, MOFAT, Korea National Tourism Organization, The Korean Culture & Arts Foundation, Busan Metropolitan City Office of Education, The Korean Fine Arts Association, Visit Korea Year 2002 Organizing Committee, 14th Asian Games Busan 2002 Organizing Committee
▷International Contemporary Art Exhibition : Sep. 15~Nov. 22, 2002, 68 works from 36 countries
▷The Sea Art Festival : Sep. 30~Oct. 27, 2002, 39 works from 10 countries
▷The Symposium of Air Sculpture : Sep. 15~Nov. 22, 2002, 26 works from 10 countries