eflux reports that Buergel suggested the concept of the “Garden of Learning” for the 2012 Biennale, in which councils consisting of 10 to 15 citizens and one or two artists will be formed. The members of these councils would collaborate with one another to produce artworks to be presented at the Biennale. He emphasised that the production of artworks through collaboration not only would provide the council members with a deep knowledge and strong sense of belonging to the artworks, but also could be reproduced as a variety of programmes in which the council members educate the wider audience about the artworks by explaining or debating the concept of the works. Furthermore in the process of collaboration, artists will also gain a valuable opportunity to debate their proposals with the public and produce artworks that would have a long and lasting effect on the community.
Image: Roger M Buergel, artistic director of the 2012 Busan Biennale