Another World Is Possible – What about an Anonymous Istanbul Biennial?

Posted in Uncategorized by chrisfremantle on August 13, 2013

Anonymity is perhaps the best resistance to the market, and the most provocative challenge to artists.


via Ahmet Ögüt

I never performed for the media. I tried to reach people. It was not acting. It was not some media muppet show. That is a cynical interpration of history. *
Abbie Hoffman

* After his act at New York Stock Exchange, hurling/throwing one-dollar bill at the brokers.


On May 25, 2013, just before the beginning of the Gezi Park protests in Istanbul, I co-signed a letter by more than 100 arts and cultural practitioners that invited the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (IKSV) and 13th Istanbul Biennial curatorial team to change their authoritarian reflex and judgmental attitude to the protest staged on March 10th at a Biennial-sponsored event and to rethink the proposed structure of the 13th Istanbul Biennial.

Although I could argue in support of several concerns that were pointed out in the letter, one reason alone was enough to sign it: It was…

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