Trovo particolarmente interessante la notizia che Elmgreen & Dragset siano stati invitati a curare una biennale di Istanbul , trovo più sensato che siano gli artisti a fare arte, col supporto di critici e curatori.
Come sempre più sta succedendo, vedi anche Manifesta e altri eventi, pare che lo sguardo artistico sia più in voga con i tempi
he 15th Istanbul Biennial will take place between 16 September and 12 November 2017. The 15th edition of the biennial will be curated by the artist duo Elmgreen & Dragset.
Previous curatorial projects include “The Collectors” at the Danish and Nordic Pavilions at the 53rd Venice Biennale in 2009, marking the first-ever merging of two national pavilions to present a single exhibition, which received a Special Mention entitled “Curating Worlds.” In 2013, the duo curated “A Space Called Public”, a wide-ranging temporary public art project throughout the city of Munich, with the aim of generating a new conversation about the concept of public space today. The same year, with their exhibition “Tomorrow” at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the artists designed a setting in which they staged paintings, furniture, and artifacts from the museum’s permanent collection. Earlier curatorial projects include “Not a Drop But the Fall”, together with Susanne Pfeffer, Künstlerhaus Bremen (2005) and “Update”, a performance-based festival that was part of Copenhagen’s European Capitals of Culture program (1996). The artists are currently in the process of curating the exhibition “The Others”, opening at König Galerie in Berlin in September 2016.