Istanbul Biennial

(exhibition, 1987-present)

The International Istanbul Biennial is a contemporary art exhibition, held every two years in Istanbul, Turkey, since 1987. The biennial is organised by the İstanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts. 11th International İstanbul Biennial (Sept 12 - Nov 8 2009) continues the “Red Thread” talk and conversation series. The third seminar of the series will be held in Platform Garanti Contemporary Art Center (5th Floor) on February 17th, Tuesday, at 18.30. Brian Holmes and Claire Pentecost will be presenting the seminar, entitled “Continental Drift: The Politics of Perception”.

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The 11th International Istanbul Biennial will take place between 12 September-8 November 2009 and takes its title, “What Keeps Mankind Alive?” from the closing song of the second act of Bertolt Brecht’s The Threepenny Opera, written 80 years ago.