- What’s On
Editor’s note: Due to popular demand, the Biennial exhibition at Istanbul Modern has been extended until November 26. All other exhibitions will close on November 1.
The 14th instalment of the Istanbul Biennial promises to be bigger, bolder and braver than ever. There will be works by 80 artists, hailing from every continent, which will be displayed in over 30 venues on both the European and Anatolian sides of the city. The venues range from museums and dedicated art spaces, to more unusual spaces such as hotels, boats, former banks, schools, gardens, garages, shops and private homes.
It is suggested you set aside at least three days to fully visit the biennial. The main venues, Istanbul Modern, ARTER, the Özel İtalyan Lisesi (Italian High School) and the Galata Greek Primary School, display works by a number of artists, but the remaining locations will showcase a work by one artist or artist collective only. If you have the time, we highly recommend that you visit all the venues so you can appreciate not only the artworks, but the lesser-known sights and historical buildings of the city.
Click here for our detailed guide to navigating the biennial.
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