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8th Istanbul Biennial
20 September - 16 November 2003

Istanbul / 2003

Overview of dates and facts


20 September - 16 November 2003

Opening: 19 September, 7:00 pm


Antrepo 4 Exhibition Hall

A 4.000 square meters former warehouse on the shore of the Bosphorous

Tophane-i Amire Cultural Centre

A war-cannon manufacturing facility and barracks that was constructed in 1451, now turned into an exhibition space

Yerebatan Cistern

Built by Justinian in 532 to store water for the Great Palace during Byzantine Empire

Hagia Sophia Museum

One of the greatest architectural landmarks of the world

Platform Garanti Contemporary Art Center

Furthermore, a number of public art projects around the city.


Poetic Justice

See the press release of the organizer and our introduction


Dan Cameron

Senior Curator at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York since 1995


see the list of artists

85 artists and groups from 42 countries.


see Istanbul Biennial - Start page


Panel discussions

20 - 22 September, Auditorium, Mimar Sinan University, Faculty of Fine Arts.

See the program

Art-criticism and Curatorial Practices, East of the EU

International Workshop and round-table, 18 - 21 September 2003. Organised by: AICA International (International Association of Art Critics), international bureau of AICA (Paris), International Manifesta Foundation, AICA-Turkey.

See the website of AICA-Turkey, including the report.


This overview has been compiled from information that we received from the organizers. We do not assume responsibility regarding its accuracy.
Pat Binder and Gerhard Haupt, Universes in Universe


Istanbul / 2003