Liam Gillick, Istanbul Biennale

5 September – 1 November 2015

Biennale

The 14th Istanbul Biennale runs from 5 September - 1 November 2015 this year, with the title Saltwater: a Theory of Thought Forms.

 

CONCEPT

“Saltwater: a Theory of Thought Forms. The 14th Istanbul Biennial looks for where to draw the line, to withdraw, to draw upon, and to draw out. It does so offshore, on the flat surfaces with our fingertips but also in the depths, underwater, before the enfolded encoding unfolds. This international exhibition of art will present new works by over fifty visual artists and other practitioners, including oceanographers and neuroscientists, in a city-wide project on the Bosphoros that considers different frequencies and patterns of waves, the currents and densities of water, both visible and invisible, that poetically and politically shape and transform the world. With and through art, we mourn, commemorate, denounce, try to heal, and we commit ourselves to the possibility of joy and vitality, leaping from form to flourishing life.” (Christov-Bakargiev)

 

Liam Gillick's piece will be installled on the side of the Istanbul Modern building for the duration of the BIennale.

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