2013 Istanbul Biennial
Conceptual art is the new artifical platform where art, place and idea meet. İn this world, concept is everything. İdea is more important than aesthetics in classical meaning. Also, its fun. İf you want to find the secret, what artist want you to think, think. Maybe he just wants you to think. İf you dont care, just hang out in a place where colours and ideas fly.
İstanbul has a worldwide biennial, every year. Artists from New York, Paris, London, Tokyo, Hong kong, Mumbai, Cairo come here and perform ideas, not only art. They are always the best, in their area. İn Bienal season, İstanbul is a very colorful city, in every part of the city, you can see art works, in museums, art galleries in İstiklal Street, some special places like Yerebatan Sarnıcı. Historical places are better because you can enjoy the place and art together.
This year, İstanbul Biennial starts in 14 September. The curator of the Biennial is Fulya Erdemci, working as a manager for İstanbul Biennals for year. This year, the name of the Biennial is “Mom am i barbarian?” This is the name of a book of a famous poet, Lale Müldür. She is well known in art society in Turkey, also a very good poet.
The concept of the Biennial is public sphere. A very important subject such a country like Turkey. İt is the beginning point of the most political controversy in Turkey.