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13th Istanbul Biennial's public programme begins

Date uploaded: February 6, 2013

The public programme events of the 13th Istanbul Biennial will be held between February and November 2013 with the aim of examining the ways in which publicness can be reclaimed as an artistic and political tool in the context of global financial imperialism and local social fracture. The public programme, "Public Alchemy", will be organised under the co-curatorship of Fulya Erdemci, Curator of the 13th Istanbul Biennial, and Dr. Andrea Phillips who is Reader in Fine Art in the Department of Art, Goldsmiths, University of London, and Director of the Doctoral Research Programmes in Fine Art and Curating. The events will include lectures, workshops, seminars, performances and poetry readings and each cluster of events will focus on one aspect of the current urban transformations.

"Making the City Public"
The first event of the public programme, "Making the City Public", will take place between 8th and 10th February in the C101 Conference Hall at the Istanbul Technical University (ITU) Maçka Campus Faculty of Management.

"Making the City Public" events, will include poetry reading, lecture, panel discussion, lecture illustrated by hand, improvisation and a tour to northwest Istanbul urban transformations.The events under the scope of this title will examine the social and cultural impact of Istanbul's urban transformation and citizens' reactions to this. This series of events will question the modus operandi of this transformation and the role of the cultural industries within it and the accessibility of civic space and the rights to the city will also be discussed. Please send an e-mail to [email protected] for reservations. (Simultaneous translation will be available.)

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