22 March 2018
We would like to see the reflection of our civilization, which has a need-based or value-based philosophy of art, on today’s arts and artists within the structure of the biennial, because the content of our arts is quite rich in terms of the metaphors forming in the atmosphere of biennials.
We should watch the scenery that will be created when the arts, which tries to find out whether designing tomorrow by looking at yesterday and reading today is applicable and the point reached when it is applied, and which reached up perfection and was thought discovering a new style was almost impossible, come side by side. Yet, this association displays a unity that the expressions of “colorfulness” or “richness” will not be enough to describe, and that is beyond the imagination of everyone. Our classical arts, every one of which touches each other in a way, glamourizes by reproducing each other, and becomes a “classic” with the perfection that it found in this beauty, come together in one biennial by holding the hands of other arts of this age. We aim to transform this meeting into a kind of laboratory, which questions the tradition of future, looking for solutions and reviewing the terminology.
Yeditepe Biennial will provide a wide basis in order for producing added-value to our traditional arts and culture and for talking the current art language with our genetic codes by girding on the current status of the seeing and showing aesthetic after the ages of transformation and the differences required by this status. It will also contribute to the national art standing and state art policy by enabling the training and improving of new artists, who attach importance to domestic values in art.
Yeditepe Biennial is an international platform that focuses on exhibiting the Classical Turkish Arts and their current interpretations with unique techniques by building a bridge with the art activities of the neighboring cultures that our culture got in touch within time for various reasons. Cultural, social and artistic values that our country has will be shared with the global community in this platform where the artworks, which were produced by the artists grown up with different art disciplines and different traditional rules, will appear.
Yeditepe Biennial is the song that artworks, independent from each other, sing all together. Being the conductor of this song, I mean being the curator of this organization, requires conveying this song to the ears of people, who will listen to this song, with an impeccable mechanism by knowing the colors and structures of all the sounds in this choir. We did our best, now you give an ear to this song...
YEDİTEPE BIENNIAL CURATOR