The Remembering Istanbul conference took place betweeen November 25-26, 2010, at İstanbul Bilgi University.
"In the 24 years of its existence, the Istanbul Biennial has become one of the most prominent international biennials due to its consistently unique and experimental character. The curators who have organized its past editionshailing from south to north, from east to west, from emerging to established individuals to curatorial collectivesattest to the broad range of visions that the biennial has attempted to encompass. All of the curators of the past 11 editions were invited to the two-day conference Remembering Istanbul. Each gave a presentation in which they remembered their experiences, offered afterthoughts, and reflected on the current state of the biennial exhibition format. Several artists from Turkey who had participated over the years were also invited; they responded to the curators' presentations and shared their own recollections. As close observers of the event's evolution, they had unique and invaluable perspectives."
Jens Hoffmann & Adriano Pedrosa
Please click to see the publication for the conference