Istanbul Biennial to expand to 30 venues across city in September

The upcoming edition of the Istanbul Biennial will expand its exhibitions to over 30 venues on both sides of the Bosporus.
The 2015 biennial, put together by Bulgarian-Italian curator Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, will offer a selection of new work by over 60 artists from Turkey and abroad under the conceptual framework and”Saltwater: a Theory of Thought Forms.and”
Set to take place from Sept. 5-Nov. 1, the 14th biennial will present its exhibitions in over 30 venues, with a focus on spaces along the Bosporus Strait, the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (iKSV) said in a press release Wednesday.
The massive contemporary art exhibition has traditionally been held in two, three or at most four venues mostly on the cityand’s European side, including the main exhibition space Antrepo in KarakandOy.
Christov-Bakargiev, an author, exhibition organizer and researcher of artistic practices and history of art and the politics of aesthetics who teaches as a visiting professor at the Northwestern University in the US, had explained in an introductory press gathering about the biennial last September in Istanbul that the 2015 edition would present works by not only artists but also and”other practitioners, such as oceanographers and neuroscientists, in a city-wide project andhellip that considers different frequencies and patterns of waves, the currents and densities of water, both visible and invisible, that poetically and politically shape and transform the world.and”
New biennial venues named in Wednesdayand’s press release included the Trotsky House on Banduyandukada, the Hrant Dink Foundation in iiili, novelist Orhan Pamukand’s Museum of Innocence, the Istanbul Modern, the ARTER Space for Art and SALT Galata, among others.
Admission to the biennialand’s exhibitions will be free. The preview will be held on Sept. 3-4, and the biennial will go on public display on Sept. 5. For further information and updates, see http:bienal.iksv.orgen.

SOURCE: Today’s Zaman