Istanbul Biennial news

By Victoria Khroundina | June 20, 2014


The Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (IKSV) has recently announced that the 14th Istanbul Biennial will take place between September 5th and November 1st, 2015, and that it will be curated by the author and curator, Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev. With research interests spanning artistic practices, art history and the politics of aesthetics, Christov-Bakargiev will seek advice and help from a number of experts and artists, including the visual artist and musician Cevdet Erek, the prominent art historian Griselda Pollock, the French multi-media artist Pierre Huyghe, the curator and academic Chus Martínez, the Los Angeles-based artist and production designer Marcos Lutyens, the renowned Turkish artist Füsun Onur, the German painter and writer Anna Boghiguian, the curator Arlette Quynh-Anh Tran and the South African multi-disciplinary artist William Kentridge.

‘The 14th Istanbul Biennial will look at where to draw the line, to withdraw, to draw upon and to draw out,’ says Christov-Bakargiev rather cryptically. “It will do so offshore, on the flat surfaces with our fingertips but also in the depths, underwater, before the enfolded encoding unfolds.’ 

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