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Istanbul Biennial 2024 Postponed for Governance Review and Increased Inclusivity

İKSV Aims for More Participatory and Inclusive Biennial in Response to Concerns

The Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) has announced the postponement of the 18th Istanbul Biennial, originally scheduled to open in September 2024. This decision follows a thorough review of the biennial’s governance mechanisms, undertaken in response to concerns raised by various stakeholders.

İKSV acknowledges the need for greater participation and inclusivity in the biennial’s decision-making processes. The organization is committed to fostering an environment that encourages artistic expression, dialogue, and interaction, while also ensuring the fair and equitable treatment of all participants.

The postponement of the biennial will allow İKSV to implement new regulations and procedures that will enhance participation and inclusivity. The organization is confident that this necessary step will strengthen the biennial’s foundation and ensure its continued success in the years to come.

İKSV remains dedicated to delivering a high-quality biennial that showcases the best of contemporary art from Turkey and around the world. The organization is grateful for the support of the artistic community and looks forward to presenting the 18th Istanbul Biennial in 2025, following a renewed process of engagement and collaboration.

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