13th Sharjah biennial sponsored by YKV will be held in Istanbul


Sharjah biennial which provides a meeting place for contemporary artists in the middle east will be held in 5 locations this year. Zeynep Öz, Kader Attia, Lara Khaldi and Ashkal Alwan will be the curators for the locations other than Sharjah. Curator for Istanbul will be Zeynep Öz and the main sponsor for the event is YKV.

Nature will be used as a metaphor for this biennial and the following idea will be expressed: "Although seeds haven't germinated yet, spring will come, which will be followed by summer. Eventually, seeds will always germinate."

The theme for the biennial's Istanbul location is "sleep".

There will be an exhibition of locally produced arts and crafts in May. There is no certain theme for these events. Various arts projects and performances will be planned.

Biennial will last until June 10th and the location is Abud Efendi Konağı in Istanbul. Visiting hours are between 11:00 and 18:00 Tuesday through Sunday. Events will be closed Mondays and Tuesdays.

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