• “4th International Instanbul Biennial”

    A number of worlds overlap in Istanbul; these include Islamic fundamentalism, Eastern stock exchange, and Western capitalism. With only a half-dozen galleries in the center of town that tend to be dominated by a belated expressionism, the Istanbul Biennial represents an attempt to link up with the Western art market. Artists participating in the Biennial were thus given the opportunity to respond to an interweaving of disparate elements. But Maria Eichhorn’s billboard emblazoned with posters for alternative political parties, gay and lesbian initiatives, and other related groups—which was

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