15th Istanbul Biennial curators announced
ISTANBULThe 15th Istanbul Biennial set for autumn 2017, organized by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (IKSV), will be curated by the artist duo Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset.
According to a written statement by IKSV, Elmgreen & Dragset said they are looking forward to collaborating across boundaries at a time of rising nationalism.
“We are honored to be appointed curators of the 15th Istanbul Biennial, having previously taken part as artists in three editions of the biennial. In light of the current global geopolitical situation, in which we’re experiencing a new rise of nationalism, it will be important for us to curate a biennial based on collaborative efforts and processes. Collaboration is something that feels natural to us, since we have been working together as an artist duo for more than twenty years. A biennial can be a platform for dialogue, and a format in which diverse opinions, perspectives, and communities can coexist,” they said.
The 15th edition of the Istanbul Biennial will take place between Sept. 16 and Nov. 12, 2017.