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Istanbul Biennial

Various venues

16 Sep - 12 Nov 2017

Organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts, the 15th Istanbul Biennial brings together artworks by 55 artists from 32 countries, all addressing different notions of home, belonging and neighbourhood. Entitled ‘a good neighbour’ and curated by artist duo Elmgreen & Dragset, the biennial takes place in six neighbouring venues: Istanbul Modern, Galata Greek Primary School, Ark Kültür, Pera Museum, Yoğunluk Atelier, and Küçük Mustafa Paşa Hammam. In addition to the two-month-long exhibition, the biennial also features a public programme coordinated by artist Zeyno Pekünlü. It features events with speakers such as activist and professor Shahrzad Mojab, recognised for her research on the impact of war, and violence on womens’ education; professor of political economy Massimo de Angelis; and architect and scholar Stavros Stavrides, whose work focuses on spatial practices. Find out more about the Istanbul Biennial from their website.

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Kucukmustafa Pasa Hamami (Old Hammam), which will host a special installation.

Kucukmustafa Pasa Hamami (Old Hammam), which will host a special installation.

Istanbul Moderne. Photo by: Murat Germen

Istanbul Moderne. Photo by: Murat Germen

Galata Rum Okulu (Old Primary School). Photo by: Refik Anadol

Galata Rum Okulu (Old Primary School). Photo by: Refik Anadol

Portrait of artist duo and Biennial curators, Elmgreen & Dragset. Photo by: Elmar Vestner

Portrait of artist duo and Biennial curators, Elmgreen & Dragset. Photo by: Elmar Vestner

Promotional billboard for the 15th Istanbul Biennial. Photo by: Lukas Wassmann, designed by Rupert Smyth

Promotional billboard for the 15th Istanbul Biennial. Photo by: Lukas Wassmann, designed by Rupert Smyth

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