The International Istanbul Biennial Antakya Events

10.3.2008 - 16.3.2008


The International Istanbul Biennial Antakya Events carried out by Anadolu Kültür in partnership with the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV), took place in Antakya from 10 to 16 March 2008, and focused on an assessment in Antakya of the 10th Istanbul Biennial. The conference titled “Civil Organizations: New Perspectives in Developing Intercultural Dialogue” featured Sabina Sabolovic and Ivet Curlin, two of the curators of the 11th International Istanbul Biennial, and Didem Özbek from PİST, an alternative art space in Istanbul, and was moderated by Çiğdem Mater. Participants discussed the role of art and civil initiatives in the development of intercultural dialogue, and university students showed great interest in the conference. Following the conference, every day for a period of one week, video screenings were carried out from the “Nightcomers” programme of the 10th International Istanbul Biennial.