Istanbul Biennial exhibition in Istanbul Modern extended

  • Published by Ozgur Tore

Istanbul ModernDue to great interest, the exhibition in Istanbul Modern, one of the 14th Istanbul Biennial venues, is extended until 26 November 2015. The 14th Istanbul Biennial SALTWATER: A Theory of Thought Forms, organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) and sponsored by Koç Holding, closes in two weeks. Since its opening on 5 September, over 400.000 viewers visited the 14th Istanbul Biennial in 36 venues.

The biennial, drafted by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev with a number of alliances, presents over 1,500 artworks by over 80 participants. Encompassing 36 venues on the European and Asian sides of the Bosphorus, SALTWATER takes place in museums as well as temporary spaces of habitation on land and on sea such as boats, hotels, former banks, garages, gardens, schools, shops and private homes until 1 November.

Because of the general elections in Turkey on Sunday, 1 November, some of the biennial venues will have changes in visiting days and hours. Büyükada Public Library will be closed on 31 October and 1 November, and Cezayir will be closed only on Sunday, 1 November. SALT Galata will be open between 12.00 and 18.00 on Sunday, 1 November. All the other biennial venues will be open to the public on 1 November. For more detailed information regarding the biennial venues:

At the 14th Istanbul Biennial, there are venues where the visitors will encounter a group exhibition, such as Istanbul Modern, ARTER, the Italian High School, and the Galata Greek Primary School, but most locations host the work of a single artist or an artist collective.

Exhibition venues at the Galata-Tophane-Beyoğlu route are: SALT Galata, Vault Karaköy The House Hotel, Kasa Galeri, Galata Greek Primary School, Istanbul Modern, a floating boat on Bosphorus, DEPO, two garages on Boğazkesen Street and Çukurcuma Street and a store on Boğazkesen Street, The Museum of Innocence, the Italian High School, one of the three fictional venues of the biennial French Orphanage, The House Hotel Galatasaray, a house on Bostanbaşı Street, Cezayir building, another fictional venue of the biennial Casa Garibaldi, ARTER, once the Anatolian Passage and now a shoe store FLO Building, Pera Museum, a room in the Adahan Hotel and the Adahan Cistern. Kabataş-Kadıköy-Büyükada route includes Tunca Subaşı & Çağrı Saray studio in Yeldeğirmeni, Kaptan Paşa Seabus, Büyükada Public Library, Hotel Splendid Palas, Rizzo Palace, Mizzi Mansion, Çankaya 57, and the Trotsky House in Büyükada, and also Sivriada. The venues in Şişli-the Old City-the Northern Bosphorus route are: Headquarters of the Hrant Dink Foundation and Agos newspaper, as well as their former location that is temporarily re-named in the biennial as Centre for Parrhesia, Küçük Mustafa Paşa Hammam, Rumeli Feneri, and another fictional venue on the northern tip of the Bosphorus on the Asian side, Riva Beach.


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