Istanbul Biennial ends with 110,000 visitors
ISTANBUL- Hürriyet Daily News
This photo shows a piece from Biennial. Mat Collishaw’s works from joint exhibtion.
The 12th Istanbul Biennial, which provided a depiction of the universality of the human condition, ended on Nov. 13, having attracted 110,000 visitors over two months.
While university students visited the biennial for free, the everyday guided tours served 5,000 people during the exhibition period. The exhibition hosted more than 50 individual presentations and more than 500 works as part of either joint or solo exhibitions.
The ninth biennial in 2005 was visited by 51,000 people, while the 10th biennial in 2007 visited by 91,000 people.
The 11th Istanbul biennial in 2009 was visited by 101,000 people. According to figures, this year’s biennial was the most successful yet. Curated by Adriano Pedrosa and Jens Hoffmann, the giant art event showed how similar human experiences constituted some of the most fundamental aspects of life. Central to the biennial was Cuban-American contemporary artist Felix Gonzalez-Torres’ works “Untitled” (Abstraction), “Untitled” (Ross), “Untitled” (Passport), “Untitled” (History), “Untitled” (Death With a Gun), which lent their names to five halls in the biennial venues Antrepo 3 and Antrepo 5 as each exhibition hall displayed “related” artworks.