From People/Untitled to Extension/Expansion: a project by Para Site for the Gwangju Biennale 2002—PAUSE

Mar 29, 2002 – Jun 29, 2002
Gwangju Biennale Hall Gallery 1-4
South Korea
Opening Reception
Opening Performance—'Hot Pot' by Lisa Cheung and 'Tonic' by Patrick Lee
Mar 28, 2002

Live Performance by Anthony Leung Po Shan
Mar 29, 2002

Lisa Cheung, Kith Tsang Tak Ping, Warren Leung Chi Wo, Sara Wong Chi Hang, Phoebe Man Ching Ying, Tim Li, Tamshui, Anthony Leung Po Shan, Yeung Yang, Evelyna Liang Yee Woo, Janice Leung, Patrick Lee


Para Site—with people as a basic formative element—is a collective of diverseness. Diversity is common to the artistic practices of its members, as well as to the activities generated by the art around (para) many different sites such as conventional gallery space, the Internet, in publications and the local community.

‘Untitled’ is the possibility for further development. Para Site itself is a process of making. It is a continuous sense of history, even at a PAUSE we review our past and prepare for the future. ‘Untitled’ also declares that Para Site’s diverse activities are mutually inextricable and none of greater import, although individuality is greatly respected.

Our whole project is a collective development of ideas. Based on a response to a curatorial proposal for a physical reconstruction of Para Site in Gwangju, an interior section (by Tim Li), conceived as the mainstay of the Para Site structure, will physically and conceptually unfurl to display our works and activities.

In ‘Extension/ Expansion’, the diverse activities of Para Site members have been integrated to demonstrate the close and intimate relationship among people, and between people and the site. It also furthers our notion of the transformation and dislocation of Para Site at a new context, the international biennale.


Project 1: Pause is one of the four exhibitions organized for the Gwangju Biennale 2002, and is curated by Wan Kyung Sung (Artistic Director of the Gwangju Biennale 2002), Charles Esche (Director, Rooseum Center for Contemporary Art, Malmo, Sweden), Hou Hanru (Artistic Director, Shanghai Biennale 2000).


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The Archive Project is financially supported by the Project Grant of the Hong Kong Arts Development Council.



Exhibition Leaflet (2002/ex_6/box 13/9)