with Sim Chi Yin
September 16 – November 12, 2017
The 15th Istanbul Biennial, entitled a good neighbor and curated by artist duo Elmgreen & Dragsetwill take place from September 16 to November 12, 2017. Organized by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) and sponsored by Koç Holding, the 15th Istanbul Biennial brings together artworks by 55 artists from 32 countries, all addressing different notions of home, belonging and neighborhood, including Sim Chi Yin’s The Rat Tribe.
“Your neighbor might be someone who lives quite a different life from yours. And hopefully you, unlike many politicians lately, are not the one who chooses to deal with your fear of otherness by fencing yourself off. The artists in the 15th Istanbul Biennial raise questions about ideas of home, neighborhood, belonging and co-existence from multiple perspectives. Some of the artworks examine how our domestic living conditions and modes have changed and how our neighborhoods have transformed, while others focus on how we cope with today’s geopolitical challenges on a micro-level. The Biennial takes its form from the invited artists’ personal or analytical statements: an engaging mixture of hopes and visions, of sadness and indignation, of history and present day.” — Elmgreen & Dragset, curators of the 15th Istanbul Biennial