• Sultan Ahmed Mosque, commonly referred to as the Blue Mosque, in Istanbul, Turkey

    Sultan Ahmed Mosque, commonly referred to as the Blue Mosque, in Istanbul, TurkeyProduction still from the Artist to Artist film, Shahzia Sikander at the 13th Istanbul Biennial, 2013. © Art21, Inc. 2013. Cinematography by Murat Otunc.


  • Taksim Square in Istanbul, Turkey

    Taksim Square in Istanbul, TurkeyProduction still from the Artist to Artist film, Shahzia Sikander at the 13th Istanbul Biennial, 2013. © Art21, Inc. 2013. Cinematography by Murat Otunc.


  • Artist Shahzia Sikander walking down a street in Istanbul, Turkey

    Artist Shahzia Sikander walking down a street in Istanbul, TurkeyProduction still from the Artist to Artist film, Shahzia Sikander at the 13th Istanbul Biennial, 2013. © Art21, Inc. 2013. Cinematography by Murat Otunc.


  • A widely circulated image of a protester being tear-gassed during the Gezi Resistance, from which Shahzia Sikander took inspiration

    A widely circulated image of a protester being tear-gassed during the Gezi Resistance, from which Shahzia Sikander took inspirationProduction still from the Artist to Artist film, Shahzia Sikander at the 13th Istanbul Biennial, 2013. © Art21, Inc. 2013.


  • Installation view of "Pivot" (2013) by artist Shahzia Sikander, featuring a woman in a red dress

    Installation view of "Pivot" (2013) by artist Shahzia Sikander, featuring a woman in a red dressProduction still from the Artist to Artist film, Shahzia Sikander at the 13th Istanbul Biennial, 2013. © Art21, Inc. 2013. Cinematography by Murat Otunc.


  • Installation view of "Pivot" (2013) by artist Shahzia Sikander

    Installation view of "Pivot" (2013) by artist Shahzia SikanderProduction still from the Artist to Artist film, Shahzia Sikander at the 13th Istanbul Biennial, 2013. © Art21, Inc. 2013. Cinematography by Murat Otunc.


  • A singer performing the soundtrack to "Pivot" (2013) by artist Shahzia Sikander

    A singer performing the soundtrack to "Pivot" (2013) by artist Shahzia SikanderProduction still from the Artist to Artist film, Shahzia Sikander at the 13th Istanbul Biennial, 2013. © Art21, Inc. 2013. Cinematography by Murat Otunc.


  • Artist Gülsün Karamustafa discussing her installation "A Promised Exhibition" at SALT Beyoğlu, which coincided with the 13th Istanbul Biennial

    Artist Gülsün Karamustafa discussing her installation "A Promised Exhibition" at SALT Beyoğlu, which coincided with the 13th Istanbul BiennialProduction still from the Artist to Artist film, Shahzia Sikander at the 13th Istanbul Biennial, 2013. © Art21, Inc. 2013. Cinematography by Murat Otunc.


  • "Mystic Transport" (1992) by artist Gülsün Karamustafa

    "Mystic Transport" (1992) by artist Gülsün KaramustafaProduction still from the Artist to Artist film, Shahzia Sikander at the 13th Istanbul Biennial, 2013. © Art21, Inc. 2013. Cinematography by Murat Otunc.


  • Artist Gülsün Karamustafa discussing her work "Motorcycle" (1986) with artist Shahzia Sikander

    Artist Gülsün Karamustafa discussing her work "Motorcycle" (1986) with artist Shahzia SikanderProduction still from the Artist to Artist film, Shahzia Sikander at the 13th Istanbul Biennial, 2013. © Art21, Inc. 2013. Cinematography by Murat Otunc.


  • Detail of "Motorcycle" (1986) by artist Gülsün Karamustafa

    Detail of "Motorcycle" (1986) by artist Gülsün KaramustafaProduction still from the Artist to Artist film, Shahzia Sikander at the 13th Istanbul Biennial, 2013. © Art21, Inc. 2013. Cinematography by Murat Otunc.


  • Artist Shahzia Sikander speaking with artist Basim Magdy about his film "13 Essential Rules for Understanding the World" (2011)

    Artist Shahzia Sikander speaking with artist Basim Magdy about his film "13 Essential Rules for Understanding the World" (2011)Production still from the Artist to Artist film, Shahzia Sikander at the 13th Istanbul Biennial, 2013. © Art21, Inc. 2013. Cinematography by Murat Otunc.


  • Still from artist Basim Magdy’s film "13 Essential Rules for Understanding the World" (2011)

    Still from artist Basim Magdy’s film "13 Essential Rules for Understanding the World" (2011)Production still from the Artist to Artist film, Shahzia Sikander at the 13th Istanbul Biennial, 2013. © Art21, Inc. 2013. Cinematography by Murat Otunc.


  • Still from artist Basim Magdy’s film "13 Essential Rules for Understanding the World" (2011)

    Still from artist Basim Magdy’s film "13 Essential Rules for Understanding the World" (2011)Production still from the Artist to Artist film, Shahzia Sikander at the 13th Istanbul Biennial, 2013. © Art21, Inc. 2013. Cinematography by Murat Otunc.


  • Still from artist Basim Magdy’s film "13 Essential Rules for Understanding the World" (2011)

    Still from artist Basim Magdy’s film "13 Essential Rules for Understanding the World" (2011)Production still from the Artist to Artist film, Shahzia Sikander at the 13th Istanbul Biennial, 2013. © Art21, Inc. 2013. Cinematography by Murat Otunc.


  • Artist Shahzia Sikander speaking with artist Diego Bianchi about his installation "Market or Die" (2013)

    Artist Shahzia Sikander speaking with artist Diego Bianchi about his installation "Market or Die" (2013)Production still from the Artist to Artist film, Shahzia Sikander at the 13th Istanbul Biennial, 2013. © Art21, Inc. 2013. Cinematography by Murat Otunc.


  • "Market or Die" (2013) by artist Diego Bianchi

    "Market or Die" (2013) by artist Diego BianchiProduction still from the Artist to Artist film, Shahzia Sikander at the 13th Istanbul Biennial, 2013. © Art21, Inc. 2013. Cinematography by Murat Otunc.


  • Detail of a performer in "Market or Die" (2013) by artist Diego Bianchi

    Detail of a performer in "Market or Die" (2013) by artist Diego BianchiProduction still from the Artist to Artist film, Shahzia Sikander at the 13th Istanbul Biennial, 2013. © Art21, Inc. 2013. Cinematography by Murat Otunc.


  • Detail of "Market or Die" (2013) by artist Diego Bianchi

    Detail of "Market or Die" (2013) by artist Diego BianchiProduction still from the Artist to Artist film, Shahzia Sikander at the 13th Istanbul Biennial, 2013. © Art21, Inc. 2013. Cinematography by Murat Otunc.


  • Artist Shahzia Sikander speaking with artist Hito Steyerl about her video lecture "Is a museum a battlefield?" (2013)

    Artist Shahzia Sikander speaking with artist Hito Steyerl about her video lecture "Is a museum a battlefield?" (2013)Production still from the Artist to Artist film, Shahzia Sikander at the 13th Istanbul Biennial, 2013. © Art21, Inc. 2013. Cinematography by Murat Otunc.


  • Installation view of "Is a museum a battlefield?" (2013) by artist Hito Steyerl

    Installation view of "Is a museum a battlefield?" (2013) by artist Hito SteyerlProduction still from the Artist to Artist film, Shahzia Sikander at the 13th Istanbul Biennial, 2013. © Art21, Inc. 2013. Cinematography by Murat Otunc.


  • "Is a museum a battlefield?" (2013) by artist Hito Steyerl

    "Is a museum a battlefield?" (2013) by artist Hito SteyerlProduction still from the Artist to Artist film, Shahzia Sikander at the 13th Istanbul Biennial, 2013. © Art21, Inc. 2013. Cinematography by Murat Otunc.


  • "Is a museum a battlefield?" (2013) by artist Hito Steyerl

    "Is a museum a battlefield?" (2013) by artist Hito SteyerlProduction still from the Artist to Artist film, Shahzia Sikander at the 13th Istanbul Biennial, 2013. © Art21, Inc. 2013.


  • Artist Shahzia Sikander speaking with artists Ronald and Erik Rietveld, collectively known as RAAAF (formerly Rietveld Landscape), about their installation "Intensive Care" (2013)

    Artist Shahzia Sikander speaking with artists Ronald and Erik Rietveld, collectively known as RAAAF (formerly Rietveld Landscape), about their installation "Intensive Care" (2013)Production still from the Artist to Artist film, Shahzia Sikander at the 13th Istanbul Biennial, 2013. © Art21, Inc. 2013. Cinematography by Murat Otunc.


  • The Ataturk Cultural Center in Taksim Square, where "Intensive Care" (2013) was originally planned to have been installed

    The Ataturk Cultural Center in Taksim Square, where "Intensive Care" (2013) was originally planned to have been installedProduction still from the Artist to Artist film, Shahzia Sikander at the 13th Istanbul Biennial, 2013. © Art21, Inc. 2013. Cinematography by Murat Otunc.


  • A model for "Intensive Care" (2013) by artists RAAAF (formerly Rietveld Landscape)

    A model for "Intensive Care" (2013) by artists RAAAF (formerly Rietveld Landscape)Production still from the Artist to Artist film, Shahzia Sikander at the 13th Istanbul Biennial, 2013. © Art21, Inc. 2013. Cinematography by Murat Otunc.


  • A model for "Intensive Care" (2013) by artists RAAAF (formerly Rietveld Landscape)

    A model for "Intensive Care" (2013) by artists RAAAF (formerly Rietveld Landscape)Production still from the Artist to Artist film, Shahzia Sikander at the 13th Istanbul Biennial, 2013. © Art21, Inc. 2013. Cinematography by Murat Otunc.


The 13th Istanbul Biennial

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Artists in this Slideshow

Diego Bianchi

Diego Bianchi

B. 1969, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Lives and works in Buenos Aires
Gülsün Karamustafa

Gülsün Karamustafa

B.1946 Ankara, Turkey
Lives and works in Istanbul, Turkey

Basim Magdy

Basim Magdy

B. 1977, Assiut, Egypt
Lives and works in Basel, Switzerland and Cairo, Egypt
RAAAF

RAAAF

Est. 2006, Amsterdam, the Netherlands; formerly known as Rietveld Landscape

Shahzia Sikander

Shahzia Sikander

B. 1969, Lahore, Pakistan
Lives and works in New York, New York, United States
Hito Steyerl

Hito Steyerl

B. 1966, Munich, Germany
Lives and works in Berlin, Germany

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