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Biennale is Not Hard~ How to Have a Meaningful Busan Biennale 2014
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Biennale is Not Hard~ How to Have a Meaningful Busan Biennale 2014


- Education Program, Exhibition Center System, Shuttle Bus, Viewing Support Program and Programs, etc -

  As much as various programs are in progress on the top of exhibitions in the Busan Biennale 2014 held until coming November 22nd under the theme of 'Inhabiting the World', you can have an even more meaningful exhibition if you know the viewing tips. So we are about to introduce the ways to enjoy Busan Biennale 2014 even more.


Communicating with Viewers, Various Education Participation Programs of Busan Biennale 2014

  In Busan Biennale 2014, various programs are prepared to receive viewers including a docent program and a participation programs based on 10 'educators' for more active communication with viewers through contemporary art. Docent program is the one to provide explanation on the artworks for the Main Exhibition viewers of Busan Biennale 2014.

  The programs is operated three times a day (11 A.M., 2 P.M. and 5 P.M.) from Monday to Thursday and five times a day (11 A.M., 12:30 P.M., 2 P.M., 4 P.M. and 6 P.M.) from Friday to Sunday at Busan Museum of Art. This program that carries on for about 90 minutes starts on schedule time in front of an artwork named Not Vital on the first floor and reservations are not required.

  Meanwhile, Participation Program operated on reservation basis is composed of a total of 3 programs. The program getting most favorable response is the Talk Program. A reserved viewer and an educator become a group of two people to have free discussions with a special feature of being able to have two-way conversations on artworks. It is performed for about 90 minutes at 3 P.M. every Wednesday, 5 P.M. every Saturday and 3 P.M. every Sunday. Not only that, but various programs are prepared in the Participation Program including student program that can be joined by each level such as kindergarten, low elementary school grades and high elementary school grades, etc or the invitation program to select a specific group to be invited to the art museum. Education program materials can be downloaded free of charge from the webpage of Busan Biennale ( For details on the programs, inquire at (051-503-9920,


Busan Biennale 2014? It's Not Hard If You Just Have a Smart Phone! NFC and Mobile Website

  If you visit Busan Biennale 2014, you can often see viewers touching the wall with their smart phones. These are viewers using the NFC system and the mobile website recently attempted by Busan Biennale Organizing Committee (hereinafter referred to as the Organizing Committee).

  The Organizing Committee has introduced NFC system for the first time in exhibition centers to provide artwork explanations in a little more instant and convenient way for viewers who are unable to participate in the docent program. NFC system easily used by anyone who has an Android smart phone is interlocked with the mobile website of Busan Biennale 2014 webpage just by turning on the NFC mode on the smart phone and placing the smart phone above a sticker attached to the walls of exhibition center so you can instantly see explanations on the main artworks by each artist releasing their works. This system is getting more favorable response from viewers due to the advantage of being able to see the explanation of artwork than the QR code system that had been implemented by Busan Biennale last year.

  Also, the mobile webpage of Busan Biennale 2014 interworked in the NFC system is open for the viewers whose smart phone has become their daily routine. You can hear vocal explanations on the top of artwork explanations and a feature to write a comment is provided for each artwork to enable two-way communication. Also on the mobile webpage, various information including announcements along with the information on the daily events have been posed to offer convenience for the viewers.


Let's Use the Convenient Shuttle Bus to See All 3 Exhibition Venues

  The Organizing Committee operates a shuttle bus on weekends and holidays for viewers who wish to visit all 3 of the scattered exhibition venues including Busan Museum of Art, Busan Cultural Center and KISWIRE Sooyoung Factory. Busan Biennale 2014 shuttle bus system operated by three 25-passenger buses departs from Busan Museum of Art every hour and every 30 minutes from 10 A.M. to 6 P.M. except for 1 P.M. and 1:30 P.M. while also operating on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.

  The Organizing Committee has tried to offer more convenient transportation for viewers by also installing bus stops at the main spots nearby on the shuttle bus route in addition to each exhibition venue. The shuttle bus operates every 30 minutes 15 times a day on the loop course of Busan Museum of ArtShinsegae Centum CityKISWIRE Sooyoung FactoryKISWIRE MuseumSuyeong Metro StationKyungsung Univ./Pukyong Nat'l Univ. Metro StationBusan Cultural Center. Especially in case of KISWIRE Sooyoung Factory, the satisfaction of shuttle bus users tends to be high as it is located at a place that has inconvenient public transportation. Busan Biennale 2014 shuttle bus that can be used free of charge is getting favorable response to the extent of having 15 users on the average each time so far.


Stamp and Also Win a Souvenir.

A Daily Post office that Can Even Send Postcards to the Loved Ones

  There is something that you must take while touring the 3 exhibition venues of Busan Biennale 2014. It is the guide map to see the general information of Busan Biennale 2014 in a glance. While there are blanks to stamp on this guide map, finding a stamp tour prepared here and there by visiting all 3 exhibition centers gives another kind of enjoyment to viewers. A set of postcard is provided to viewers who complete the stamping furnished at each general information desk and an opportunity to receive Busan Biennale Newsletter is provided.

  Also, a 'Pop-up Post Office' is operated at the general information desk of Busan Museum of Art which is the place of Main Exhibition as another viewing support program. As an event to send a letter to the address you have entered after submitting to the general information desk by writing a letter on the post card, daily post office is getting favorable response from child viewers and couple viewers.


Plenty of Various Programs, Lectures of Prominent Figures Such as Professor Jungkwon CHIN

and International Events One after Another

  In Busan Biennale 2014, various programs such as academic programs, international exchange programs and public participation programs are prepared every week in addition to the exhibitions.

  The academic program of Busan Biennale 2014 has been planned to prepare the factors that can arouse interest of general viewers while also creating discourses on exhibitions at the same time. On coming October 11th, Professor Jungkwon CHIN of Dongyang University and Quartet X leader Yoonbeom CHO will step forward as the lecturers of Busan Biennale Agora Project to be planning on giving lecture from 2 P.M. at the first basement hall of Busan Museum of Art under theme of 'Cross : Art and Technology', 'Consilience of Art History : Masterpiece Highlight of Fine Art and Music'. Also on October 15th which is next Wednesday, a forum to evaluate on the latest trend of Busan Biennale 2014 and contemporary art will be held under the theme of 'Busan Biennale Inside the World and the World Inside Busan Biennale'. Especially in the upcoming forum, while the members of International Association of Art Critics congress (hereinafter referred to as AICA) will be participating, it is attracting attention because several AICA members are planning to participate in the audience in addition to a renowned art critic named Jean-Louise-Poitevan of France participating as a speaker and Earl Miller of France participating as a debater. Also, while academic events of Busan Biennale 2014 will be held one after another even after next week, Workshop 1 (November 8th) to enhance understanding of exhibition by citizens and Busan Biennale Agora Project (November 1st) composed of the lectures by prominent figures are planned to help viewers gain broader understanding toward exhibition and contemporary fine art.

  On October 16th which is a day after the Forum, Asian Editor's Conference to discuss the direction of Asian contemporary art by the gathering of editors from the major art magazines in Asia has been planned as a part of international exchange event so that it is expected to focus the attention of artists.

  Also on every Sunday, biennale lounge will be held 5 times at Busan Museum of Art and 3 times at a specially prepared stage of KISWIRE Sooyoung Factory as a public participation program to prepare the things to see and enjoy for viewers visiting exhibition centers.


  Busan Biennale 2014 under the theme of 'Inhabiting the World' will be held until November 22nd at places like Busan Museum of Art, Busan Cultural Center and KISWIRE Sooyoung Factory, etc.