Elmgreen & Dragset to Curate 2017 Istanbul Biennial

“We are honored to be appointed curators of the fifteenth Istanbul Biennial, having previously taken part as artists in three editions of the biennial,” the artists said in a prepared statement. “In light of the current global geopolitical situation, in which we’re experiencing a new rise of nationalism, it will be important for us to curate a biennial based on collaborative efforts and processes. Collaboration is something that feels natural to us, since we have been working together as an artist duo for more than twenty years. A biennial can be a platform for dialogue, and a format in which diverse opinions, perspectives, and communities can coexist.

”The day before the announcement, Elmgreen & Dragset debuted their latest public artwork, a large, vertical swimming-pool sculpture titled Van Gogh’s Ear, at Rockefeller Center, hosted by Public Art Fund. The duo has many public projects, including Prada Marfa, 2005, a fake Prada store outside the iconic Texas town; they represented the Danish and Nordic pavilions at the Venice Biennale in 2009.

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Andreas Schmitten Falkenrot Preis 2017

The Falkenrot Preis was initiated in 2005 and is being presented for the eleventh time this year. It is awarded to innovative artists whose works cross the borders of established artistic disciplines, thereby setting new standards. The Falkenrot Prize winner in 2017 is Andreas Schmitten (*1980), who lives in Düsseldorf.

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Andreas Schmitten & Marcus Herse investigate urbanity, consumption and production. Between Aura and everyday life, promises and control, car parks and resonably parks in an immersive parcours from installation, sculpture and directed. 



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Performative Sculptures

There is no avoiding Erwin Wurm in 2017.  Internationally represented in several major exhibitions, his works are on display alongside Brigitte Kowanz at the Austrian Pavilion of this year’s Art Biennial in Venice. Starting in June, the 21er Haus shows his statues and performative sculptures. More