Gwangju design biennale 2011

Collage made with original printed materials of political campaigns from countries and autonomous regions around the world*, loosely arranged according to the Nolan Chart of political ideology.**

* Printed materials from:
Argentina, Basque Country, Brazil, Canada, Dominica, Estonia, Finland, Ålland, France, India, Italy, Iraq, Iran, Ireland, Malt, Mexico, Netherlands, Nigeria, Perú, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Spain, Saint Lucian, South Korea, USA, Uruguay, Venezuela.

** Nolan Chart
A political diagram popularised by the American politician David Nolan [1943-2010]. He reasoned that virtually all political action can be divided into two general categories, economic and personal. He developed the chart to illustrate the claim that libertarianism represents both economic freedom and personal freedom, in contrast to left-wing “liberalism,” which, according to Nolan, advocates only “personal freedom”, and right-wing “conservatism,” which, according to Nolan, advocates only “economic freedom”.

“What is design? The world is changing and so is design. The shifting networks and nodes of the global world, the movement of wealth and production, the emergence of new media, and the changing values of local and global communities have refocused the issues, problems, and potential of design. Inspired by the first lines of the Do Duk Kyeong (Tao Te Ching, 道德經), ‘the way that is the way is not always the way,’ the 4th Gwangju DesignBiennale sought to (re)place and (re)name the fundamental issues of contemporary design.” GDB

“Gwangju Design Biennale 2011 More info
Host The Mertopolitan City of Gwangju, Gwangju Biennale Foundation South Korea
Art directors Ai Wei Wei, Seung H-Sang
Curator “unnamed” section Brendan McGetrick
Artwork Faces, Political campaign images
Visitors 800.000 (source)

Lene Haus ©2011 -thanks!-


Sylvia Battaglino, Andrés Ridao, Heidi Uusivirta, Marina Ridao, Alberto Nanclares, Miguel Fascioli, Mister, Josefa y Miguel Ángel Rodríguez, Marcelito Díaz, Lucía Fernández, Carla Hernández, Hugo Sánchez, Josué Vázquez, Pablo Rey, Manuel Neves, María del Mar Reyes, Melisa Dvorak, Uchena Ikunne, Rosario Sánchez, Fernando Fascioli, Synøve Flobak, Shabnan Hosseini, Ambassador of Uruguay in South Korea Ms. Alba Florio, Republic of Korea National Election Commision, Korean Democratic Labor Party, Korean Democratic Party, Kaapelitehdas Helsinki, PCF, Parti Socialiste Français, NPA (France), Estonian Reform Party, Estonian Social Democratic Party.


Artwork published in two articles in Uruguay (Revista Uy and Revista Freeway) and one in Germany (Outlook Magazine #15 Building perspectives: smart future).