Biennial’s exhibit opens at TANAS

Biennial’s exhibit opens at TANAS

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Biennial’s exhibit opens at TANAS

Agoraphobia, an exhibition of the 13th Istanbul Biennial, opens in Berlin.

Agoraphobia, the prologue exhibition of the 13th Istanbul Biennial, will be held at TANAS, Berlin between 25 May and 27 July 2013. Curated by Fulya Erdemci and Bige Örer and co-curated by Kevser Güler, the exhibition aims to unravel the critical question of the public domain which is central to the conceptual framework of the biennial through questioning the politics of space in relation to freedom of expression.

With the participation of Jimmie Durham, Freee (Dave Beech, Andy Hewitt and Mel Jordan), LaToya Ruby Frazier, Amal Kanawy, Lux Lindner, José Antonio Vega Macotela, Cinthia Marcelle, Şener Özmen, Proyecto Secundario Liliana Maresca (Liliana Maresca Secondary School Project), Christoph Schäfer and Mierle Laderman Ukeles, Agoraphobia will focus on the intricate layers of the concepts of freedom, censorship/auto-censorship and repression, while divulging diverse artistic strategies and formulas that can steer the imagination towards resistance and change.

Fulya Erdemci, curator of the 13 participating artists will attend the opening of the exhibition on May 24.

There will be also a special conversational exhibition tour, DIALOGUE featuring participants Fulya Erdemci and Bige Örer, Christoph Schäfer, Heike Catherina Mertens, Alicja Kwade, Ellen Blumenstein, Friedhelm Hütte, Udo Kittelmann, David Elliott and Joanna Warsza respectively.

A TANAS edition booklet will be published for Agoraphobia in English and German with installation views of all works and a text by Fulya Erdemci.

The 13th Istanbul Biennial titled “Mom, am I barbarian?” will be held from Sept. 14 to Nov. 10, 2013, organized by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts under the sponsorship of Koç Holding.

The professional preview of the biennial will take place Sept. 12-13, 2013.