Busan Biennale: The Chicago Chapter presents: 11 Musicians for 11 Writers Outside
The Busan Biennale: The Chicago Chapter presents: 11 Musicians for 11 Writers Outside at University of Chicago's Logan Center for the Arts
May 22 - June 14th
~ Eleven musicians create discrete sound works responding to eleven texts~
Featuring original musical compositions from the 2020 Busan Biennale by Odæri, Say Sue Me, Kim Ildu, Choi Taehyun, Elias Bender Rønnenfelt, J-Tong and JinHah, Søren Kjærgaard, Astrid Sonne, 食品まつり a.k.a FOODMAN, Meuko! Meuko!, and a video work by Kim Gordon.
Free and open all day.
**Morning and evenings are optimal viewing times for watching Kim Gordon's video**
After premiering their first stanza on March 5 with a virtual conversation featuring artists Kim Gordon and Kim Heecheon, followed by the second stanza, a live-stream concert by Busan-based rock band Say Sue Me, the Busan Biennale: The Chicago Chapter presents 11 Musicians for 11 Writers Outside at the Logan Center for the Arts, an in-person series of eleven discrete sound works installed at the University of Chicago Logan Center for the Arts.
Displaced from its original site at the Busan Biennale, The Chicago Chapter brings eleven sound works to the Logan Center for the Arts to be enjoyed as one ambulates the grounds. Each musical piece was created in response to the city of Busan and commissioned text by authors also included in the biennale. 11 Musicians for 11 Writers Outside a hymnal of exchange between the two cities.
The Busan Biennale: Words at an Exhibition 《열 장의 이야기와 다섯 편의 시》 an exhibition in ten chapters and five poems was conceptualized and curated by Jacob Fabricius. The Chicago Chapter is organized by Stephanie Cristello, Curatorial Advisor to the 2020 Busan Biennale and the University of Chicago’s Richard and Mary L. Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry’s Zachary Cahill and Mike Schuh.
Presented by the Richard and Mary L. Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry at the University of Chicago, Busan Biennale, Kunsthal Aarhus, the Center for East Asian Studies, and The Empty Bottle.