Time for Turkey: Allora & Calzadilla at Istanbul Biennial

10th International Istambul Biennial poster

The collaborative artist team of Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla, better known simply as Allora & Calzadilla, and featured in Paradox, from the upcoming fourth season of Art in the Twenty-First Century, are among the 100 artists from more than 35 countries participating in the 10th International Istanbul Biennial.

Curated by Hou Hanru, and titled Not Only Possible But Also Necessary: Optimism in the Age of Global War, the 10th International Istanbul Biennial pretends not to be a conventional thematic exhibition; rather, it emphasizes artistic production based on collective intelligence and the living process of negotiating with physical sites. The focus is on urban issues and architectural reality as a means of exposing different cultural contexts and artistic visions regarding the complex and diverse forms of modernity.

The 10th International Istanbul Biennial runs from September 8 to November 4, 2007.