Gwangju Biennial President Stepping Down After Censorship Criticisms

August 22nd, 2014

Lee Yong-woo, via Biennial FoundationLee Yong-woo, President of Korea’s Gwangju Biennial and one of the exhibition’s founders, has resigned from his post after a painting by arist Hong Seong-dam, depicting Korean president Park Geun-hye attacked by victims of the MV Sewol disaster, was removed from an exhibition at the Gwangju Museum, causing a major uproar and the withdrawal of several artists from the show.  “I am taking full responsibility for what happened,” Yong-woo said.Read more at Art Newspaper