Pavilion of Turkey at Venice Biennale 2016

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Pavilion of Turkey at Venice Biennale 2016

Reporting from the Front Exhibition, Italy – Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV)

25 Nov 2016

Pavilion of Turkey, Venice Biennale 2016

Pavilion of Turkey at Biennale Architettura 2016 to host a choreographed sequence of Venice New Year’s Concert

For the first time, the 15th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia will host part of the filming for the 2017 Venice New Year’s Concert, which will be broadcast live on Sunday, 1 January 2017 on Italy’s public channel Rai 1 and throughout Europe.

Two principal dancers, Emanuela Montanari and Antonino Sutera will perform with sixteen artists from the Ballet Company of Milan’s Teatro alla Scala in the rooms of the Corderie, Sale d’Armi and Tese dei Soppalchi of Venice’s Arsenale. Choreographed by Gianluca Schiavoni, the dance sequences will find a stage next to the installations at the main exhibition, Reporting From the Front, curated by Alejandro Aravena, and the project Darzanà currently on display at the Pavilion of Turkey, coordinated by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV).

Darzanà at the Pavilion of Turkey:
Darzanà at the Pavilion of Turkey
photo : Cemal Emden

The Pavilion of Turkey at the 15th Exhibition features the project, Darzanà: Two Arsenals, One Vessel, which was curated by Feride Çiçekoğlu, Mehmet Kütükçüoğlu and Ertuğ Uçar, with curatorial collaborators Cemal Emden and Namık Erkal and the exhibition team composed of Hüner Aldemir, Caner Bilgin, Hande Ciğerli, Gökçen Erkılıç, Nazlı Tümerdem and Yiğit Yalgın. The Pavilion of Turkey is co-sponsored by Schüco Turkey and VitrA.

Pavilion of Turkey opening ceremony:
Pavilion of Turkey at Venice Biennale 2016 opening ceremony
photo : Poyraz Tutuncu

For the 15th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, a vessel, Baştarda, has been constructed out of abandoned materials found in the old dockyard of Istanbul and transported to Venice to suggest a new connection in the Mediterranean. Measuring 30 metres in length and weighing four tons, the vessel was built from more than 500 pieces including seven kilometres of steel cable and abandoned materials found on site including wooden moulds, discarded furniture, signboards and boats.

The 2017 Venice New Year’s Concert will be performed by the Orchestra and Chorus of Teatro La Fenice conducted by Fabio Luisi and will be broadcast live on Italy’s public channel Rai 1 and throughout Europe.

Turkish Pavilion Venice Biennale Pavilion
photo of Darzanà mock-up

La Biennale di Venezia ends on 27 November

The 15th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia has been on display for six months and comes to an end on Sunday, 27 November 2016. The 15th International Architecture Exhibition titled Reporting From the Front and curated by Alejandro Aravena included 88 participants from 37 different countries, in addition to 65 national participations.

The Pavilion of Turkey Exhibition was coordinated by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV), co-sponsored by Schüco Turkey and VitrA, and realised with the production support of Competenza, the lighting support of Linea Light Group by TEPTA and the contribution of AKDO. The lighting of the installation was designed by Zeki Kadirbeyoğlu and Şeyma Kılıç from ZKLD Light Design Studio.

The Pavilion of Turkey was realised with the contribution of the Republic of Turkey’s Promotion Fund and Ministry of Culture and Tourism, under the auspices of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Pavilion of Turkey is located at the Sale d’Armi at the Arsenale, for a 20-year residency from 2014 to 2034, thanks to the contributions of 21 supporters who have made this possible.

About İKSV

Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) is a non-profit cultural institution that was founded in 1973. The general objectives of the Foundation are to make Istanbul one of the world’s foremost capitals of culture and the arts; to create continuous interaction between national and universal values and traditional and contemporary values via culture and the arts; and to contribute actively to the development of cultural policies. With these objectives, İKSV organises the Istanbul Festivals of Music, Film, Theatre and Jazz, as well as the Istanbul Biennial, the Istanbul Design Biennial, Leyla Gencer Voice Competition, autumn film week Filmekimi and one-off events throughout the year.

The Foundation hosts cultural and artistic events at its performance venue Salon, located at the Nejat Eczacıbaşı Building. İKSV also organises the Pavilion of Turkey at the Art and Architecture Exhibitions of La Biennale di Venezia and coordinates an artist residency programme at Cité International des Arts, France. Furthermore, İKSV conducts studies and drafts reports with the aim of contributing to cultural policy development. The foundation also supports artistic and cultural production through presenting awards at its festivals, commissioning works and taking part in international and local co-productions.

For more information: www.iksv.org / pavilionofturkey16.iksv.org

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