14ª Bienal de Estambul 2015

5 sept. - 1 nov. 2015. Concebida por Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev. Extenso recorrido fotográfico incluyendo obras y proyectos de 58 participantes en 24 sedes.
sep 2015

La 14a Bienal de Estambul requiere por lo menos tres días completos para ser visitada. Obras de arte, objetos y performances de más de 100 participantes se hallan diseminados en 36 sedes, sobre todo en el distrito de Beyoğlu y en la isla de Büyükada (Islas
Príncipe), así como en la isla de Sivriada, en Kadiköy (1), en la ciudad vieja (1), Şişli (2), en el norte del Bósforo (2), incluso un barco pesquero sobre el Bósforo funciona como obra. SALTWATER se lleva a cabo en museos y en espacios temporarios en tierra y en el mar, como barcos, hoteles, antiguos bancos, garages, jardines, escuelas, tiendas y casa privadas.

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Especial de Universes in Universe
La curaduría de esta edición de la Bienal de Estambul está a cargo de Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev. Con respecto al concepto, declara:

"Salt water is one of the most ubiquitous materials in the world. Sodium in our bodies makes our neurological system, and thus our vital systems, work; it literally keeps us alive. At the same time, salt water is the most corrosive material threat to the digital age: if you drop your smart phone in fresh water, you can dry it and it will probably work again. If it falls into salt water, chemical molecular changes in the materials of your phone will break it. When you visit the 14th Istanbul Biennial, you will spend quite a bit of time on salt water. There is a slowing down of the experience of art due to the travel between venues, especially on ferries. That is very healthy: salt water helps to heal respiration problems and many other illnesses, as well as calming the nerves.

This sprawling exhibition spans from Rumelifeneri on the Black Sea, where Jason and the Argonauts passed searching for the Golden Fleece, through the winding and narrow Bosphorus, a seismic fault line which opened as a water channel some 8500 years ago, and down to the Princes’ Islands in the Sea of Marmara towards the Mediterranean, where ancient Byzantine emperors exiled their enemies and where Leon Trotsky lived for four years from 1929 to 1933.

It presents over 1500 artworks, some very tiny, including over fifty commissions by artists as well as other visible and invisible manifestations such as materials from the history of oceanography, environmental studies, marine archaeology, Art Nouveau, neuroscience, physics, mathematics and theosophy.

Works range historically from an 1870 painting of waves by Santiago Ramón y Cajal, who received a Nobel prize in 1906 for discovering the neuron, to the ground-breaking abstract Thought Forms of Annie Besant and Charles Leadbeater (1901-1905), up to a new installation by Aslı Çavuşoğlu which reflects on an ancient and lost Armenian technique for extracting red dye from an insect, and a new multichannel installation by William Kentridge inspired by Trostky’s passage through Turkey."



Interlocutors and alliances of Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev for the 14th Istanbul Biennial include Anna Boghiguian, Aslı Çavuşoğlu, Cevdet Erek, Pierre Huyghe, Emre Hüner, William Kentridge, Marcos Lutyens, Chus Martínez, Füsun Onur, Emin Özsoy, Griselda Pollock, Michael Rakowitz, Vilayanur S. Ramachandran, Arlette Quynh-Anh Tran, and Elvan Zabunyan.

Novelist Orhan Pamuk is the Honorary Chairman of the International Council of Friends and Patrons of the 14th Istanbul Biennial.

The Istanbul Biennial advisory board members include Adriano Pedrosa, Başak Şenova, İnci Eviner, Iwona Blazwick, and Ute Meta Bauer.

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14ª Bienal de Estambul

5 septiembre - 1 noviembre 2015


SALTWATER: Una Teoría de Formas de Pensamiento

Curadora: Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev

Más de 100 participantes

Más de treinta sedes en la orilla
europea y asiática del Bósforo


Istanbul Biennial
Nejat Eczacıbaşı Binası
Sadi Konuralp Caddesi No:5
Şişhane 34433 İstanbul
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