[artinfo] Istanbul Biennial + Accreditations
uinanc at iksv.org
Thu Mar 10 12:16:21 CET 2005
It is with pleasure that we present you information on the 9th
International Istanbul Biennial that will take place between 16 September -
30 October 2005.
For the first time the Biennial will be developed through a working
collaboration between the director of Van Abbemuseum, Charles Esche and the
Director of Platform Garanti CAC, Vasýf Kortun.
Esche and Kortun are working together on an exhibition structure that folds
out of and reveals its context - the city of Istanbul. The title of this
Biennial is "Istanbul", referring both to the real urban location and the
imaginative charge that this city represents for the world. "Istanbul" as a
metaphor, as a prediction, as a lived reality, and an inspiration has many
stories to tell and the Biennial will attempt to tap directly into this
rich history and its possibilities. (You may find detailed information
about the concept of the 9th Istanbul Biennial at our web site at www.iksv.org)
The curators will not be using any of the monuments located in the
historical peninsula, preferring to work in sites that have a more common
reference to the every-day, the physical legacy of modernity and the shift
to a consumer economy.
The press opening of the 9th Istanbul Biennial will take place on the 15th
of September and will be followed by panel discussions, performances,
parties and other special events during 16th, 17th, 18th and 19th.
You may find the accreditation form at our web site at
http://www.iksv.org/bienal/english/accreditation.asp which we kindly ask
you to fill in and send before August 1st.
If you may need further information about the Istanbul Biennial, please do
not hesitate to get in touch with my colleague Ms. Deniz Aydin at Tel: +90
212 334 0757 Fax: +90 212 334 0716 or e-mail: deniz.aydin at iksv.org
Foreign Press Coordinator
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