Defne Ayas and Natasha Ginwala have released an initial artist list for their Gwangju Biennal. Titled Minds Rising, Spirits Tuning, the exhibition is to take the subjects of 'superintelligence' and the 'extended mind' as its starting point, posing questions including 'Where precisely can organic intelligence be found?' and 'To what extent can it be pursued in the human brain and also in the heart, as 마음, the Korean term, would imply?'
Among those perhaps providing possible answers are Pacita Abad, Korakrit Arunanondchai, Cecilia Bengolea, Yin-Ju Chen, Hyuntaek Cho, Vaginal Davis, Patricia Domínguez, Cian Dayrit, John Gerrard, Sonia Gomes, Trajal Harrell, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Gözde Ilkin, Sangdon Kim, Sylbee Kim, Liliane Lijn, Candice Lin, Emo de Medeiros, Ana María Millán, Kira Nova, Fernando Palma Rodríguez, Outi Pieski, Angelo Plessas, Gala Porras-Kim, Judy Radul, Sahej Rahal, Jacolby Satterwhite, Alexandra Sukhareva, Sissel Tolaas, Cecilia Vicuña and Shen Xin, with more names to be added at a later date.
The biennial opens in September 2020, with a public programme starting in October.