The dialogue in the state of emergency
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Görgün Taner, general director of the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV – the organizer of the Istanbul Biennial) expressed the need for an international dialogue even in the state of emergengy in an interview with Hürriyet Daily News:
No country can continue its life in isolation in our globalized world. You get nowhere with boycott. You cannot achieve an outcome by breaking dialogue.
Relations between states, nations, institutions and artists should not be interrupted. The level of relations could differ but breaking relations are not the right stance.
We tried to explain this to artists. Each country has different conditions. But the art world and artists are there to tackle this.
Read the full interview at Hürriyet Daily News
The title, Palimpsest, originally denotes a piece of writing material on which the original writing has been erased to make room for later writing.
However, traces of the overwritten texts remain.
This paleographic phenomenon will inspire the artists of the Mahalla Festival 2022. They will be concerned with the use of resources in a
comprehensive way: in terms of ecological, economic, political, social and communal memory culture.