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GWANGJU

Gwangju Biennale Hall & Various Locations

Gwangju Biennale 11

The Eighth Climate (What Does Art Do?)

Installation view of “The Eighth Climate (What Does Art Do?),” Gwangju Biennale 11, 2016 with (upper left) AGNIESZKA POLSKA’s digital print The Glass of Petrol, 2015. 

Courtesy Gwangju Biennale.

The earth seen from space, or an iridescent oil slick in a champagne glass? A visual double-entendre of highly charged clichés—about oil and wealth, fossil fuels and climate change—was collapsed in Agnieszka Polska’s banner Glass of Petrol (2015), which hung at the entrance to Gwangju…

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