claire barclay in the 2016 gwangju biennale, gwangju, korea

2 September 2016
Scottish artist Claire Barclay features in the 11th edition of the Gwangju Biennale in Korea, one of the leading international exhibitions of contemporary art. The exhibition is hosted by Gwangju Biennale Foundation and Gwangju Metropolitan City and is titled ‘The Eighth Climate (What does art do?)'.

Barclay is one of her generation's foremost sculptors. Emerging from the Scottish art scene in the late nineties, her practice explores formal and conceptual concerns through both large and smaller scale installations. One of the key influences in her working practice is an ongoing fascination with historical and anthropological artifacts. Barclay is drawn to the more ambiguous objects that spark a curiosity as to their uses and meanings. The objects in her work are unfamiliar yet suggestive of function through their forms and material characteristics, which we interpret in order to imagine how people might interact with them.

The Biennale is curated by Maria Lind and takes place in the Gwangju Biennale Exhibition Hall, Asia Culture Center, Uijae Art Museum, Mudeung Museum of Contemporary Art.

The exhibition runs from 2 September until 6 November 2016.

Claire Barclay at Gwangju Biennale.