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Writing on Art

A workshop for emerging art critics will be held throughout the public programme inviting a selection of writers to work with the curator of the 13th Istanbul Biennial Fulya Erdemci and the co-curator of the 13. Istanbul Biennial Public Programme Dr. Andrea Phillips with the aim of developing critical writing on artistic and curatorial projects. Examples of writing will be published on an online platform before and during the biennial. Writers will be selected from an open call.

There will be four writing workshops throughout 2013 coinciding with biennial public programme events. Workshop seats are limited and those who are selected are expected to attend all sessions. If you would like to participate, please send the following information to the biennial office ( by 8 March 2013:

- a review of a recent exhibition you have seen (1000 words),
- a short CV,
- a statement explaining why you wish to participate in the programme, outlining your interests in contemporary art in relation to the biennial themes (max. 500 words).

Workshop dates:
Sunday, 24 March 2013
Sunday 12 May 2013
Monday16 September 2013
Sunday 3 November 2013