Title : KWANGJU BIENNALE
Stamp Serial#
1907 
KPC#
C-1452 
MICHEL#
1931 
StanGib#
2248 
Scott#
1911 
Date of Issue
07/01/1997 
Quantity
3,000,000 
Denomination
100 won 
Design
A human face composed of the figure '9', '7' and the Biennale logo 
Designer
Ko, Ji-young and Lee, Yun 
Image Area
23mm*33mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
4*5 
Paper
White unwatermarked
Print
Korea Security Printing and Minting Corporation 
Description
The '97' Kwangju Binnale will be hosted by the City of Kwangju, which has long since earned fame as an artistic hometown for its unique culture and artistic flavor.

The 'biennale' means a biennial international art exhibition. Among the most famous biennales around the world are the Venice Biennale, Sao Paule Biennale, Whitney Biennale, Documenta Biennale, and Biennale de Lyon. Each in itself is a truly unique experience.

The first Kwangju Biennale was held in 1995, and it was an immense success, attracting more than 1,640,000 visitors. The '97' Kwangju Biennale will be held for 88 days from September 1 to November 27. 108 artists from 39 countries including 12 Korean artists and 11 teams will display their artworks under the main theme of "Unmapping the Earth". The sub-themes are "speed, space, hybrid, power, and becoming". In addition to the main exhibitions, five special exhibitions including "Memory and History" and "Nomadic Passages" will be held, and various art performances by art companies will be held five times a day during the '97' Kwangju Biennale.

In issuing this commemorative stamp, the Ministry of Information and Communication hopes that the '97' Kwangju Biennale will increase awareness and appreciation of fine art and boost Korea's image abroad as a cultural center. The stamp design was the most-excellent prize winner in a stamp design contest. It is a clever composition representing a human face using the Biennale logo and the figure '9, 7'. Come and join in the "Unmapping of the Earth" during the '97' Kwangju Biennale.