15th Istanbul Biennial: a good neighbour

15th Istanbul Biennial: a good neighbour

Istanbul Biennial

December 7, 2016
15th Istanbul Biennial
a good neighbour
September 16–November 12, 2017
Media preview: September 13
Media and professional preview: September 14–15
Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV)
Sadi Konuralp Caddesi No: 5, Şişhane
Nejat Eczacıbaşı Binası
34433 Istanbul
Turkey
bienal.iksv.org
www.iksvphoto.com
Twitter / Facebook / Instagram / #istanbulbiennial / #agoodneighbour / #elmgreenanddragset

Curated by Elmgreen & Dragset

 

Is a good neighbour someone who makes you feel at home, while you listen to low voices through the wall?

Is a good neighbour someone you rarely see?

Is a good neighbour a family without pets?

Is a good neighbour reading the same newspaper as you?

Is a good neighbour your friend on Facebook?

Is a good neighbour a reminder of how things used to be?

Is a good neighbour someone who would never complain?

Is a good neighbour genderless?

Is a good neighbour a woman in love, humming as she prepares a meal for her girlfriend?

Is a good neighbour the homeless guy next to you?

Is a good neighbour someone with no WiFi password and a strong signal?

Is a good neighbour someone with a bigger family than yours?

Is a good neighbour wearing headphones?

Is a good neighbour a man with a gun to protect his property?

Is a good neighbour richer or poorer than you?

Is a good neighbour older than you, with a different sense of rhythm—over there, the turntable visibly spinning, while you’re wireless?

Is a good neighbour leaving you alone?

Is a good neighbour someone who collects your mail when you’re on holiday?

Is a good neighbour just one of those sentimental childhood memories?

Is a good neighbour someone who just moved out?

Is a good neighbour from a neighbouring country?

Is a good neighbour an elderly widow who seldom goes out?

Is a good neighbour willing to babysit your 5-year-old?

Is a good neighbour someone who has a “Close The Borders” sticker on his car?

Is a good neighbour a collector of odd items displayed in her window?

Is a good neighbour cooking for you when you’re sick?

Is a good neighbour tuned in to the same channel as you, watching from a sofa almost like yours, bought from a similar chain store?

Is a good neighbour just some shadows cast on the rolled-down blinds next door?

Is a good neighbour patiently listening to the same story that you’ve told so many times before?

Is a good neighbour signing the petition against the landlord raising the rents once again?

Is a good neighbour living the same way as you?

Is a good neighbour too much to ask for?

Is a good neighbour a stranger you don’t fear?

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