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  • Jul 12, 2021

South Korea to Restart Venice Biennale Selection due to Conflict of Interest

Exterior view of the Giardini complex at the Venice Biennale. Photo by Francesco Galli. Courtesy La Biennale di Venezia.

The Arts Council Korea (ARKO) will be re-forming the selection committee in charge of appointing the artistic director of South Korea’s pavilion at the upcoming 2022 Venice Biennale. All of the selection committee’s previous members resigned on July 6 after ARKO had restarted the screening process for the artistic director in response to complaints about a conflict of interest by a jury member. The pavilion’s artistic director was originally going to be named in mid-July, but the announcement is now postponed indefinitely.