September 29, 2010 - Istanbul Biennial - Two-day conference focusing on the history of the Istanbul Biennial
September 29, 2010

Two-day conference focusing on the history of the Istanbul Biennial

Two-day conference focusing on the history of the Istanbul Biennial
Remembering İstanbul
26-27 November 2010

Remembering İstanbul is a two-day conference focusing on the history of the İstanbul Biennial and manifesting the first public part of 12th İstanbul Biennial.

Over the last two decades the İstanbul Biennial has become one of the most prominent international biennials due to the consistently unique character of its exhibitions. The curators who have organised the exhibitions in the past attest the broad range of visions that this biennial has attempted to encompass, from South to North, from East to West, from emerging and established curators to curatorial collectives. Remembering İstanbul has invited all curators from past biennials to participate in the conference and to each give a presentation, remembering their experiences and providing their afterthoughts on their respective biennial exhibitions as well as the current state of the biennial exhibition format itself. Artists from Turkey who participated in the biennial and have witnessed its development will respond to the presentations. A book with all contributions will be published in September 2011, at the opening of the 12th İstanbul Biennial.

26 November

10:00-10:30: Adriano Pedrosa & Jens Hoffmann (Co-curators, 12th Istanbul Biennial)
10:30-11:30: Beral Madra, curator (1st and 2nd İstanbul Biennial)
11:30-12:30: Vasıf Kortun, curator (3rd İstanbul Biennial)
12:30-13:00: Sarkis, artist (1st, 2nd and 10th Istanbul Biennials)

14:00-15:00: Rene Block, curator (4th İstanbul Biennial)
15:00-16:00: Paolo Colombo, curator (6th İstanbul Biennial)
16:00-17:00: Yuko Hasegawa, curator (7th İstanbul Biennial)
17:00-17:30: Ayşe Erkmen, artist (2nd and 4th Biennials)

27 November

10:00-11:00: Dan Cameron, curator (8th İstanbul Biennial)
11:00-12:00: Vasıf Kortun, curator (9th İstanbul Biennial)
12:00-13:00: Gülsün Karamustafa, artist (2nd, 3rd and 4th Istanbul Biennials)

14:00-15:00: Hou Hanru, curator (10th İstanbul Biennial)
15:00-16:00: WHW (What, How and for Whom), curatorial collective (11th İstanbul Biennial)
16:00-17:00: Ömer Ali Kazma, artist (7th and 10th Istanbul Biennials)
17:00-17:30: Jens Hoffmann & Adriano Pedrosa, (Co-curators, 12th Istanbul Biennial)

İstanbul Bilgi University, Dolapdere Campus, BS1-BS2 Conference Hall
Kurtuluş Deresi Cad. Yahya Köprüsü Sok. No: 1, Dolapdere 34440 Beyoğlu, İstanbul

In collaboration with İstanbul Bilgi University, Department of Cultural Management

İstanbul Biennial
İstanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts
Sadi Konuralp Caddesi No: 5
Şişhane 34433 İstanbul
Phone: +90 212 334 07 00 ext: 764
Fax: +90 212 334 07 18

* Subject to change.
** There is a free shuttle bus service from Taksim Square (AKM) to Bilgi Dolapdere campus every 20 minutes.

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