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  • Jul 20, 2021

Museum Watch Committee Urges Gwangju Biennale Foundation to Undergo Reform

Exterior view of the exhibition hall for the 13th Gwangju Biennale, "Minds Rising, Spirits Tuning." Courtesy the Gwangju Biennale Foundation.

Responding to the recent labor disputes and controversies at the Gwangju Biennale Foundation, the International Committee for Museums and Collections of Modern Art (CIMAM)’s Museum Watch Committee released a press statement on July 19 expressing their concern about the Foundation’s “resistance to organizational reform.” The statement criticized the Foundation’s organizational structure as being “outdated,” “inefficient,” and “ill-suited for a professional event as large and with as high artistic ambitions as the Gwangju Biennale,” and urged “systematic structural changes.”