Dan Cameron, press conference
This year’s Istanbul Biennial is held under the artistic
direction of Dan Cameron, who has been Senior Curator of the New Museum
of Contemporary Art in New York since 1995. He invited a total of 85
artists and groups from 42 countries, whose works will be on display
at four central exhibition areas (see dates
and facts), as well as at various locations in the city.
The theme of the biennial is "Poetic Justice".
A press release
by the organizer states:
"In proposing this phrase as the basis for a sustained investigation
into the latest developments in contemporary art, the exhibition seeks
to articulate an area of creative activity in which the seemingly opposing
concepts of poetry and justice are brought into play together. The 8th
Istanbul Biennial will raise the questions of 'What is justice? Why
has justice emerged today as a question of pressing concern? Is justice
possible in today's globalised world?'."
More on this in the concept, which was distributed as a press release.
This year, we have visited the Istanbul Biennial for the first time. In our photo report you will find works by 44 participants.
Please note as well, that we have published photos and information on the venues and about the city of Istanbul.
Pat Binder and Gerhard Haupt
Editors of Universes in Universe