17th Istanbul Biennial Opens on September 17

Organized by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV), the 17th. Istanbul Biennial opens on 17 September. Curated by Ute Meta Bauer, Amar Kanwar and David Teh, the biennial can be visited free of charge until 20 November.

Organized by İKSV since 1987, the Istanbul Biennial is preparing to make Istanbul the meeting point of contemporary art once again with its 17th edition. For the biennial curated by Ute Meta Bauer, Amar Kanwar and David Teh, the installation work continues for the projects that will be exhibited by participants from different parts of the world in various districts of Istanbul.

Artists, thinkers, writers, poets, researchers, architects, radio programmers, fishermen, activists, stand-up comedians, conductors, ethnomusicologists, ornithologists, marine scientists, puppeteers, musicians, and many more from the 17th Istanbul Biennial More than 500 participants will contribute by working individually or collectively with local communities.

The 17th Istanbul Biennial will meet the audience at 12 exhibition venues in Beyoğlu, Kadıköy, Fatih and Zeytinburnu, as well as over 50 bookstores, second-hand booksellers, hospitals, nursing homes, cafes, metro stops and a radio station all over the city.

The detailed program can be followed on the biennial's website (bienal.iksv.org) and social media accounts.


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