The 15th Istanbul Biennial, entitled a good neighbour and curated by artist duo Elmgreen & Dragset, opens to the public on September 16, 2017.
Organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) since 1987, the 15th Istanbul Biennial brings together more than 150 artworks by 56 artists from 32 countries, all addressing different notions of home, belonging and neighbourhood. The 15th Istanbul Biennial can be visited free of charge until November 12, 2017.
Elmgreen & Dragset: “The 15th edition of the Istanbul Biennial presents multiple artistic practices, which together become a tribute to diversity. Historical art positions and emerging ones compliment each other and offer a transhistorical continuity. Of the 56 participating artists, 30 have made new projects for the Biennial. a good neighbour can be experienced as an experiment in co-existence. Divergent and sometimes even conflicting statements exist side by side—for a while, they become neighbours—and function together by encouraging dialogue, reflection and continued discussion.”
The exhibition takes place in six nearby venues within walking distance:
- Galata Greek Primary School
- İstanbul Modern Museum
- Pera Museum
- Ark Kültür
- Küçük Mustafa Paşa Hammam