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  • 7th 광주디자인비엔날레
  • 6th 광주디자인비엔날레
  • 5th 광주디자인비엔날레
  • 4th 광주디자인비엔날레
  • 3th 광주디자인비엔날레
  • 2th 광주디자인비엔날레
  • 1th 광주디자인비엔날레

The 5th Gwangju Design Biennale

  • Theme

    Anything, Something

    Artistic Director

    Yeong hye Lee (CEO of Design House)

    The theme of the Gwangju Design Biennale 2013, “Gəsigi, Məsigi (Anything, Something)” is what designers with insight to interpret the era’s new demands should observe. “Gəsigi, Məsigi” can be interpreted as “Anything, Something” for designers who understand the context and work for better future. Considering users’ taste and traits for ordinary or universal things and making a creative style is a way of enhancing values and designers’ strength and powers.

  • Poster
Event Overview

Period : Sep. 6 – Nov. 3, 2013 (59 days)
Venue : Gwangju Biennale Exhibition Hall, etc.

Main Programs

- Main Exhibition : Gəsigi, Məsigi, Anything, Something, Old and New
- Special Exhibition : International exhibition, industrialized design project exhibition
- Academic Events : International Academic Conference
- Events : Workshop, events

Thematic Exhibition

Gəsigi, Məsigi, Anything, Something, Old and New: Considering the theme of the Gwangju Design Biennale 2013, “Gəsigi, Məsigi” in the context of “Old and New,” this exhibition, showing the correlation between our old designs and contemporary designs, is aimed at not only providing the practical significance and images of things around us but also finding how designs are reflected amid the change of time.

Special Exhibition

- International exhibition
- industrialized design project

Event Scale
2019 광주디자인비엔날레 자문단
Participating Countries Corporations Designers Number of artwork Visitors
20 Countries 19 Corporations 328 persons 600 units 210,151 persons