Duration of Event: September 20 ~ November 20, 1995
The first Gwangju Biennale featured 87 artists from 49 countries, exhibiting many artworks over the period of 62days.
The theme Beyond the Borders conveyed a message of global citizenship that transcended divisions between ideologies, territories, religion, race, culture, humanity, and the arts. Aesthetically, it manifested itself in art’s ability to overcome meaningless pluralism and intended to establish new orders and relationships between the arts and mankind.
The exhibition was composed of six regionally focused sections: West Europe and East Europe / North America / South America / Asia / The Middle East and Africa / Korea and Oceania