• Istanbul Biennial

    Yuko Hasegawa, curator of this year’s Istanbul Biennial, set out to make an exhibition around what visual culture theorist Pierre Lévy has called the anthropology of cyberspace. Her idea was to deconstruct the traditional Western idea of the individual as an entity organized by and around a strong ego. “Egofugality” is nothing less than an evolutionary proposal, according to Hasegawa—the individual’s liberation from itself on a line of flight toward a collective intellect. Hasegawa describes a movement away from what she calls the West’s three monolithic M’s: man, monetarism, and materialism.

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