The title of the 9th Biennial is simply "Istanbul". It refers 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 as an inspiration has many stories to tell...
Around half of the 53 participating artists and artist groups have been invited to live and work in Istanbul for one to six months and create their work on site.
This year, the Biennial will not use any of the historic monuments, preferring to work in spaces that have a more common reference to the everyday life of the city in the Beyoglu and Galata neighbourhoods, including an apartment block, an old customs storehouse, a former tobacco depository, a shop, an office building, among others. The walk between these venues should also be seen as a part of the biennial experience with a few public works.
An important component of the 9th Biennial is the "Positionings Programme", which comprises various events and projects together with the art scene in Istanbul, international guests, and the audience.
(Summarized from: Concept, official website)
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16 September -
30 October 2005
53 artists / groups
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