15th Istanbul Biennial opens at weekend
ISTANBULThe 15th Istanbul Biennial, entitled “A Good Neighbor” and curated by artist duo Elmgreen & Dragset, opens to the public on Sept. 16.
Organized by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV), the event brings together artworks by 56 artists from 32 countries, all addressing different notions of home, belonging and neighborhood.
The press opening of the biennial was held at the Saint Benoit High School on Sept. 12 with the attendance of İKSV Chairman Bülent Eczacıbaşı and Koç Holding Chairman Ömer M. Koç.
“We are proud that for 30 years we have provided artists and art lovers alike an independent platform where they can engage freely in the production of art and ideas. As the İKSV we firmly believe that culture, which is so important for social life, is also a key determinant of development, which is why we are strengthening our international collaboration and continuing our efforts to make an even greater contribution to the cultural and art life of our country. We plan to continue this effort in the years ahead with the support of our sponsors, international culture and art institutions, and our invaluable supporters,” Eczacıbaşı said.
Sponsored by Koç Holding, the 15th Istanbul Biennial can be visited free of charge until Nov. 12.