Banging on the Gates: Istanbul Biennial Week Preview

Sep 11, 2013 9:06AM

Although at the moment the Gezi-related protests have subsided, an unresolved tension still lingers in Istanbul. So when the international art world congregates here in the second week of September, for the opening of the 13th Istanbul Biennial—and countless other exhibitions and events, including a new art fair—visitors new and returning will detect a different mood: a more politicized populace and cityscape.


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