Istanbul Biennial site launched

istanbul-biennialIstanbul in/+ Leeds is an extension of the 14th Istanbul Biennial, which runs from September – November 2015. The title for this year’s biennial is:

SALTWATER: A Theory of Thought Forms.

Griselda Pollock (University of Leeds) is part of a small group of alliances (artists, curators and thinkers) assisting Carolyn Christov Bakargiev who is “drafting” the 14th Istanbul Biennial. The 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.