The Biennial and becomingIstanbul Biennial, the 2005's Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul; curators: Charles Esche and Vasif Kortun. October 18 - November 28, 2005
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."". -IstanbulIstanbul : The Biennial and BecomingIstanbul Biennial, the 2005's Istanbul Biennial Charles Esche and Vasif Kortun. October 18 -Istanbul; curators November 28, 2005« Personne n'est, au fond, plus tolérant que moi. Je vois des raisons pour soutenir toutes les opinions; ce n'est pas que les miennes ne soient fort tranchées, mais je conçois comment un homme qui a vécu dans des circonstances contraires aux miennes a aussi des idées contraires. »Stendhal, « Brouillon d'article »urators, Charles Esche, director of the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven, and Vasif Kortun, director of Platform Gallery in Istanbul, took a new direction in the structure of 2005's Istanbul Biennial in Turkey. Their approach in choosing the venues, artists and subject matter being more socio-politically oriented than ever before. In previous years the historical peninsula that houses famous monuments such as the Aga Sophia, Blue Mosque and Cistern was the core location of the Biennial. This year however, the venues that were chosen spoke more of post-industrialism, modernity and consumer economy, making the Biennial more of an exploration into the politics of everyday living.The title of the Biennial was Istanbul. Artists were invited to delve into the epistemology of this ancient city and to render forth works that expressed what it currently means to live in this metropolis of mixed ethnicities and belief systems. The aim of the Biennial was to explore the city's history, the possibilities of its future and its current stance in the world. Esche and Kortun organized a residency program where selected foreign artists were hosted in Istanbul for a three-month period to produce their work while interacting with the public. Given Istanbul's rich history and current importance on today's world political platform, the Biennial opened a window on the importance of cities and how influential they are on the politics of nations as a whole. 'The bridge between the east and the west'...
|Auteur :||Çinga Su|
|Titre :||The Biennial and becoming|
|Ouvrage recensé :||Istanbul Biennial, the 2005's Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul; curators: Charles Esche and Vasif Kortun. October 18 - November 28, 2005|
|Revue :||ETC, Numéro 73, mars-avril-mai 2006, p. 67-69|
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