Istanbul Biennial

4th ISTANBUL BIENNIAL 1995

10 Nov - 10 Dec 1995

4th International İstanbul Biennial 1995
ORIENT/ATION
10 November - 10 December 1995
Curator: René Block

ORIENT/ATION
The Vision of Art in a Paradoxical World

The end of the 20th century is a time of movable juxtapositions : Nothing remains as it is (Nichts bleibt wie es ist). The margins move towards the centre and the old-established frontiers shift to the periphery. Fixed systems dissolve in drifting passages. In the absence of social justice, no peaceful coexistence and none of the political utopias have succeeded against the "terror of realisation" (Heiner Müller). The common strategies of politics and ideology have failed -creating a void, an ideal situation for fanatics of creed and color and any ambition. At the same time, art and artists have decolonized from being utilised through ideologies. They define their field using forms, materials, contents and contexts now according to the dictates of their own responsibility, language and mythology. The 4th International Istanbul Biennial took the challenge to locate the common ground of artists from all over the world to create an open atmosphere of visual arguments and discussions.

Artists:

Ken Unsworth - Australia
Mikala Dwyer - Australia
Rosemary Laing - Australia
Anne Schneider - Austria
Maria Lassnig - Austria
Romuald Hazoumé - Benin
Jusuf Hadzifejzovic - Bosnia-Herzegovina
Sanjin Jukic - Bosnia-Herzegovina
Nusret Pasic - Bosnia-Herzegovina
Fernanda Gomes - Brasil
Luchezar Boyadjiev - Bulgaria
Nedko Solakov - Bulgaria
Pravdoliub Ivanov - Bulgaria
Carlos Montes de Oca - Chile
Goran Petercol - Croatia
Osvaldo Yero Montero - Cuba
Alexis Leyva Machado (Kcho) - Cuba
Per Kirkeby - Denmark
Björn Norgaard - Denmark
Kirsten Ortwed - Denmark
Jyrki Siukonen - Finland
Maaria Wirkkala - Finland
Henrietta Lehtonen - Finland
Ghada Amer - France
Gilles Barbier - France
Mohammed El Baz - France
Osman Dinç - France
Jean-Baptiste Bruant - France
Sophie Calle - France
Sarkis - France
Pierrick Sorin - France
Ben Vautier - France
Reza Farkhondeh - France
Raymond Hains - France
Stéphane Magnin - France
El Loko - Germany
Olaf Metzel - Germany
Milovan De Stil Markovic - Germany
Hermann Pitz - Germany
Sigmar Polke - Germany
Yufen Qin - Germany
Karin Sander - Germany
Joseph Beuys - Germany
Marcel Broodthaers - Germany
Rosemarie Trockel - Germany
Iskender Yediler - Germany
Adem Yilmaz - Germany
Jinshi Zhu - Germany
Maria Eichhorn - Germany
Rolf Julius - Germany
Igor Kopystiansky - Germany
Svetlana Kopystiansky - Germany
Rebecca Horn* - Germany
Tiong Ang - Holland
Marina Abramovic - Holland
Tom Claassen - Holland
Suchan Kinoshita - Holland
Job Koelewijn - Holland
Roy Villevoye - Holland
Balazs Beöthy - Hungary
Finnbogi Pétursson - Iceland
Zvi Goldstein - Israel
Micha Ullman - Israel
Jannis Kounellis - Italy
Maurizio Nannucci - Italy
Noritoshi Hirakawa - Japan
Shigeko Kubota - Japan
Tatsuo Miyajima - Japan
Duck-Hyun Cho - Korea
Nam June Paik - Korea
Snieguole Michelkeviciute - Lithuania
Zaneta Vangeli - Macedonia
Diego Medina - Mexico
Björn Sigurd Tufta - Norway
Jaroslaw Kozlowski - Poland
Anna Myca - Poland
Euroartisti Bucharest - Romania
Joze Barsi - Slovenia
William Kentridge - South Africa
Carles Santos - Spain
Ulf Rollof - Sweden
Markus Raetz - Switzerland
Montien Boonma - Thailand
Füsun Onur - Turkey
Kemal Önsoy - Turkey
Selim Birsel - Turkey
Fatma Binnaz Akman - Turkey
Hakan Akçura - Turkey
Hüseyin B. Alptekin
ve Michael D. Morris - Turkey
Hale Tenger - Turkey
Handan Börüteçene - Turkey
Arzu Çakir - Turkey
Cengiz Çekil - Turkey
Esra Ersen - Turkey
Ayse Erkmen - Turkey
Aydan Murtezoglu - Turkey
Murat Isik - Turkey
Gülsün Karamustafa - Turkey
Mat Collishaw - United Kingdom
Ceal Floyer - United Kingdom
Joy Gregory - United Kingdom
Zaha Hadid - United Kingdom
Mona Hatoum - United Kingdom
Richard Wentworth - United Kingdom
Abigail Lane - United Kingdom
Rachel Whiteread - United Kingdom
Shirazeh Houshiary - United Kingdom
Anish Kapoor - United Kingdom
Barbara Bloom - USA
Serge Spitzer - USA
Lawrence Weiner - USA
Bruce Nauman - USA
Shirin Neshat - USA
Tony Oursler - USA
Fariba Hajamadi - USA
Ilya Kabakov - USA
Alfredo Jaar - USA
Komar & Melamid - USA
 

Tags: Marina Abramović, Ghada Amer, Gilles Barbier, Joseph Beuys, René Block, Barbara Bloom, Luchezar Boyadjiev, Marcel Broodthaers, Sophie Calle, Cengiz Çekil, Tom Claassen, Mat Collishaw, Mikala Dwyer, Maria Eichhorn, Ayse Erkmen, Esra Ersen, Ceal Floyer, Fernanda Gomes, Zaha Hadid, Raymond Hains, Mona Hatoum, Romuald Hazoumé, Noritoshi Hirakawa, Rebecca Horn, Shirazeh Houshiary, Pravdoliub Ivanov, Alfredo Jaar, Rolf Julius, Ilya & Emilia Kabakov, Anish Kapoor, Gülsün Karamustafa, Kcho, William Kentridge, Suchan Kinoshita, Per Kirkeby, Job Koelewijn, Igor and Svetlana Kopystiansky, Jannis Kounellis, Jaroslaw Kozlowski, Shigeko Kubota, Rosemary Laing, Maria Lassnig, Komar & Melamid, Olaf Metzel, Tatsuo Miyajima, Maurizio Nannucci, Bruce Nauman, Shirin Neshat, Kirsten Ortwed, Tony Oursler, Nam June Paik, Goran Petercol, Hermann Pitz, Sigmar Polke, Markus Raetz, Karin Sander, Sarkís, Anne Schneider, Nedko Solakov, Serge Spitzer, Hale Tenger, Rosemarie Trockel, Micha Ullman, Roy Villevoye, Lawrence Weiner, Richard Wentworth, Rachel Whiteread