Curating the 15th Istanbul Biennial
Elmgreen & Dragset (artists, Berlin)
Mittwoch, 5. Juli 2017
Universität der Künste Berlin
The next Istanbul Biennial entitled "a good neighbour", will open to the public on 16th September, and is curated by the Danish-Norwegian artist duo of Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset. Amidst political turmoil in Turkey and the uncertainties of whether civic rights such as freedom of expression are actually still in place, the artists are nevertheless on course with their plans to open this 15th Istanbul Biennial. What are the problems they face, how do they circumvent the limits of a given situation? Elmgreen & Dragset will present their plans, followed by a conversation with Heike-Karin Föll and Jörg Heiser (Institute Art in Context, University for the Arts/UdK, Berlin).