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1865 composer Jean Sibelius was born in Tavastehus Finland
1922 Lucian Freud Berlin German artist was born
Art Gwangju, the first edition of which will take place in September 2010 is a sister event to the Gwangju Biennale, Art Gwangju will be different from other existing art fairs in that it will bring together works of contemporary art and design. Art Gwangju will lay the ground work for the aesthetic, cultural, and industrial bridging of contemporary art and design.
Inaugurated in 2000 with a specific aim to enforce the image of the city of Seoul as a capital of technological development, the exhibition has been one of few international biennials with a focus on "media art". As the possibilities of media continue to redefine and alter everyday life, it is an opportune moment to re-examine our basic notion of media, in order to intelligently and thoughtfully head forth into a new era.
Busan Biennale is a comprehensive art festival that integrated three different festivals that had been held in the city. Now, the festival serves as an arena to present an interpretation of the hard-to-understand contemporary art,