14th Istanbul Biennial – You are all invited!


The 14th of Istanbul Biennial: Saltwater – A theory of Thought Forms, displaying works by over 80 participants in 30 venues dispersed on both European and Asian sides of the Bosphorus, awaits you – dear art lovers – from 5th of September till 1st of November 2015.

Visitors are recommended to spare at least 3 days in order to fully visit the works featured in both museums as well as some temporary spaces such as former banks, schools, shops, boats, garages and private houses.

The curator Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, who is recognised worldwide through her contribution to the 13th edition of the international art exhibition dOCUMENTA as Artistic Director, interprets the biennial as an ‘intention to create a dialogue between the work of exploring a traumatised past and the work of transforming history into a fertile terrain for the future, a culture of “compost”.’

Novelist Orhan Pamuk, the Nobel prize winner for Literature in 2006, contributes to the biennial by opening the doors of his own museum, The Museum of Innocence, and he is the Honorary Chairman of the International Council of Friends and Patrons of the 14th Istanbul Biennial.

To make your visit efficient and easy to navigate, you can pursue the suggested guide offered by IKSV (Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts).

The event promises very pleasant time for you to experience marvellous art forms while exploring Istanbul and especially the Bosphorus during your ferry journies towards the Asian side and one of the Prince Islands (Büyükada).

Ps: For the ones interested, there are Biennial Special tickets on sale, valid for 2 people offering many benefits such as attending the biennial party on 2 September, joining the preview of the biennial on 3-4 September, participating in a guided tour for free and receiving discounts at book stores, cafes & restaurants and music stores during the biennial period.


Reference: IKSV