The 15th Istanbul Biennial A Good Neighbour is taking place at venues across the Turkish city, opening September 16 and running to November 12.
Curated by artist duo Elmgreen & Dragset (Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset), the curatorial premise poses a series of questions asking if a good neighbor is, “a stranger you don’t fear,” “from a neighboring country,” and “leaving you alone,” to name a few. Levels of intimacy and distance are are explored through the concept of the acquaintance.
There are 55 participating artists, including Mirak Jamal, Georgie Netell & Morag Keil, Kaari Upson and Aude Pariset among others, with a highlight event including dance artist and movement therapist Tuğçe Tuna‘s new choreography ‘Body Drops’ performed by nine dancers under the dome of the hammam.
Visit the 15th Istanbul Biennial website for details.**