The biennials of art from Marrakech, Istanbul, and Athens in Palermo and Catania A selection of works from the biennials of İstanbul, Marrakech, and Athens, opens in Sicily on 8-9 July at Palazzo Riso and the Galleria d’Arte Moderna in Palermo and at the Fondazione Puglisi Cosentino, in Catania.
“What Happens to the Hole When the Cheese Is Gone?“
The exhibition “What Happens to the Hole When the Cheese Is Gone?” is in direct dialogue with the key themes and trajectories of the 11th Istanbul Biennial “What Keeps Mankind Alive“, but on the other hand, it also immediately suggests the dubiousness, and even the impossibility of recreating the original exhibition. “What Happens to the Hole When the Cheese Is Gone?” tries to oppose the idea of a Biennial overview. It rather proposes a kind of discontinued journey that reveals some of the crucial relations that took part in the process of its inception.
“What Happens to the Hole When the Cheese Is Gone?” seeks to create fragmented narratives dealing with political contexts and ideological conditions, languages of power and moral hypocrisy, visibility and distance, questions of ideology of normality and everyday organization, crisis of public space and exclusion, feminist issues and normative gender roles, relations of guilt and forgiveness, historical traumas, questions of food, state of war…
The artists who are participating in the exhibition “What Happens to the Hole When the Cheese Is Gone?” are; Nevin Aladağ, Vyacheslav Akhunov, Yüksel Arslan, Zanny Begg, Lida Blinova, Anna Boghiguian, KP Brehmer, Etcétera, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Igor Grubić, Nilbar Güreş, Sharon Hayes, Hamlet Hovsepian, Sanja Iveković, Jesse Jones, Michel Journiac, Avi Mograbi, Marina Napruškina, Wendelin van Oldenborgh, Erkan Özgen, Trevor Paglen, Darinka Pop-Mitić, Ruti Sela & Maayan Amir, Canan, Mladen Stilinović, Jinoos Taghizadeh, What’s to Be Done.