Curators of Design Biennial appointed
ISTANBULBeatriz Colomina and Mark Wigley have been appointed curators of the third Istanbul Design Biennial, to be held from Oct. 22 to Dec. 4, 2016, by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV).
Internationally renowned architectural historian and theorist Colomina is professor of architecture and founding director of the Program in Media and Modernity at Princeton University. She is curator with a team of Princeton Ph.D. students of the exhibitions “Clip/Stamp/Fold: The Radical Architecture of Little Magazines 196X-197X” (which opened at Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York, 2006 and has travelled to 11 venues worldwide), “Playboy Architecture, 1953-79” (which opened at NAi Maastricht, 2012) and was at the DAM (Deutsche Architektur Museum) in Frankfurt in 2014, and “Radical Pedagogies: Architectural Education in a Time of Disciplinary Instability” (Lisbon Triennale, 2013 and Venice Biennale 2014).
Wigley is professor and dean emeritus of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. He is an architectural theorist, critic, and historian from New Zealand who is based in New York. He has curated exhibitions at the MoMA in New York, the Witte de With in Rotterdam, The Drawing Center in New York and the CCA in Montreal.
The Istanbul Design Biennial, which has taken place since 2012, aims to bring together a diverse cross section of design ideas, exploring a wide range of fields concerning design. The conceptual framework of the third Istanbul Design Biennial will be announced in December by the curators.