Elmgreen and Dragset, curators of the 15th Istanbul Biennial, have announced the title and concept for the next Istanbul Biennial, to take place 16 September – 12 November 2017. In a short curatorial statement, the artists-curators explained that the exhibition, under the title A Good Neighbour, ‘will deal with multiple notions of home and neighbourhoods, exploring how living modes in our private spheres have changed throughout the past decades. Home is approached as an indicator of diverse identities and a vehicle for self-expression, and neighbourhood as a micro-universe exemplifying some of the challenges we face in terms of co-existence today.‘
A billboard campaign will be created by graphic designer Rupert Smyth and other artists, which will appear in cultural institutions worldwide, questioning the ways in which neighbourhoods have changed all around the world.
7 December 2016