nightcomers
10th Istanbul Biennial,
September-November, 2007


Curators: Övül Durmuşoğlu, Marcus Graf, Borga Kantürk, Pelin Uran, Adnan Yıldız

Five curators from Turkey have been invited to select over 150 short video works from an open-call to the public. During the nights, the program is projected in public spaces in different parts of the city. The team of young curators invited by Hou Hanru defines "nightcomers" as follows: "The project targets a wide profile in terms of viewer and participant and derives its power from individual sentences that are becoming increasingly anonymous, and as they become anonymous, become public and ascend within the public sphere. In other words, social and political content suitable for a wall-mounted newspaper is the defining aspect of the project. The source of the variety sought in the videos is our belief that the way to understand the impulsive force in the production of visual material is observing other fields."

Photos by Istanbul Foundation For Culture and Arts