tagged: istanbul biennial

14th Istanbul Biennial: Saltwater Dissolves Fiction in the Truth of Desolation

by Pınar Üner Yılmaz
On September 3rd, social media went wild with a distressing image of a dead Syrian boy lying face down in the sand after his tiny body was washed ashore from the saltwater of the Mediterranean Sea. Fleeing from war in Syria, seeking refuge in Europe, the little boy died when one of the boats, carrying six Syrians, sank after leaving Akyarlar, Turkey, in a desperate attempt to cross the sea straight to Kos, Greece. That same day, the 14th Istanbul Biennial, with its theme held its press... [more]
Posted by Pınar Üner Yılmaz on 9/11/15

Between East and West: The Making of Contemporary Art in Istanbul

by Pınar Üner Yılmaz
The socio-economic events of the late 80s were the harbingers of new cultural forms that gave rise to global interactions and to the transgression of art beyond its conventional sphere in the Euro-American world. Large-scale international exhibitions provided new platforms for cross-cultural dialogues, questioning political and aesthetic definitions in a so-called globalized art world. Recently, the center has shifted again towards the former peripheries, while making these fringes a... [more]
Posted by Pınar Üner Yılmaz on 3/3/15
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