10th International Istanbul Biennial kicks off tomorrow (Sep 7). Biennial’s conceptual framework is set by the curator Hou Hanru:
“Not Only Possible, But Also Necessary: Optimism in the Age of Global War”
I contribute to the exhibitions with a series of blur photographs I call Bored-er (2005). It will be shown at the Tershane Parallel Exhibition curated by Devrim Kadirbeyoglu. I made up the word “bored-er” by combining “bored” and “border”. Like most of you, I am sick of the visa controls, security checks, and all that constructed paranoia at the physically distinct but politically blurry borders between nations.
If you are around in Istanbul, here is the exhibition info:
Opening 7pm Friday, September 7
Bostanici Sokak, No 5