Istanbul Biennial in Berlin

Protest is Beautiful by Freee

İstanbul Kültür Sanat Vakfı presents a prolog exhibition of upcoming Istanbul Biennial at TANAS in Berlin between 25 May and 27 July 2013.









The exhibition aims to unfold the core question of public domain, central to the conceptual framework of the biennial, by questioning the politics of space in relation to freedom of expression. The exhibition will thus explore the politics of space as an inevitable vector of freedom and urban public spaces as the spatial component of democratic apparatus.

A DIALOGUE programme will be accompany the exhibition every Saturday at 2 p.m. Participants are the Biennial team together with Friedhelm Hütte (Deutsche Bank art program), Heike Cathrine Mertens (Schering Foundation), Udo Kittelmann (Museums of Berlin), David Elliot (former curator Istanbul Modern), Ellen Blumenstein (KW Berlin) and some unknown German artists.

The dialogue will be about, how public space is converted into a stage for the expression of conflict and unrest and how reclaiming the squares and streets echoes the demand for social and spatio-economic justice.


‘Mom, am I a hairstylist?’, photo by Ahmet Senkart

The TANAS art space describes itself as presenting the contemporary Turkish art in Berlin.-

See also Public Alchemy. Start of the 13th Istanbul Biennial

I am curious how chief curator of Deutsche Bank art and the curator of Schering Foundation are going to discuss the subject of social protests in art and artistical practice.-

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