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Here’s the 2015 Istanbul Biennial’s Participant List

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Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev.

RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF TURKEY

The excitement never ends with the 2015 Istanbul Biennial! Last month, its director, Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev (CCB) told an interviewer, “With me there is no list of artists, there will never be a list of artists.” But today the biennial released a list—not of artists, granted, but of “participants,” the term that Christov-Bakargiev used for everyone involved in her Documenta 13 in 2012.

It is one intense roster, including CCB favorites like Pierre Huyghe, Cardiff/Miller, Tacita Dean, and Etel Adnan alongside directors Wes Anderson and James Cameron and various thinkers, living and dead, Charles Darwin among them. It follows below, with all of the idiosyncratic formatting decisions included in the official announcement for the show, which is titled “Saltwater: A Theory of Thought Forms” and opens Saturday.

The Participants

  • Etel Adnan
  • Vernon Ah Kee
  • Haig Aivazian
  • Ali Akay
  • Meriç Algün Ringborg
  • Alternatif Üretim
  • Halil Altındere
  • Francis Alÿs
  • Ayreen Anastas
  • Wes Anderson
  • Song-Ming Ang
  • Giovanni Anselmo
  • Artıkişler Kolektifi
  • Ed Atkins
  • Jennifer Baichwal
  • Sonia Balassanian
  • Lynda Benglis
  • Annie Besant
  • Annie Besant (Lea Porsager aracılığıyla
  • Beyoğlu Aya Triyada Ermeni Kilisesi Korosu
  • Alice von Biberstein
  • Olcay Bingöl,
  • Patrick Blanc
  • Iwona Blazwick
  • Karl Blossfeldt
  • Anna Boghiguian
  • Kristina Buch
  • Hera Büyüktaşçıyan
  • James Cameron
  • Janet Cardiff & George Bruce Miller
  • Niki Caro
  • Francesco Cavalli
  • Taner Ceylan
  • Edgar Cleijne
  • Beatriz Colomina
  • Francesca Cubillo
  • Richard E. Cytowic
  • Cansu Çakar
  • Levent Çalıkoğlu
  • Ayşe Çavdar
  • Aslı Çavuşoğlu
  • Raimondo Tommaso D’Aronco
  • Charles Darwin
  • Juan A. De Carlos
  • Tacita Dean
  • Elmas Deniz
  • Irini Dimitriyadis
  • Marguerite Duras
  • Övül Durmuşoğlu
  • Dora Enconomu
  • Cevdet Erek
  • Esra Ersen
  • Tolga Etgü
  • Bracha L. Ettinger
  • Bedri Rahmi Eyüboğlu
  • Hannah Feldmann
  • Robert Flaherty
  • Pathé Frères
  • Su Friedrich
  • Karl Ritter von Frisch
  • Rene Gabri
  • Galata Rum Okulu/Açık Okul
  • Ellen Gallagher
  • Vittorio Gallese
  • Émile Gallé
  • Mario Garcia Torres
  • Fernando García-Dory
  • Theaster Gates
  • Ezra Getzler
  • Liam Gillick
  • Arshile Gorky
  • Paul Guiragossian
  • Gawirrin Gumana, Djambawa Marawili, Boliny Wanambi, Gumuk Gumana, Mundukul Marawili, Mawalan Marika, Wandjuk Marika & Mawalan Marika, Wonggu Mununggurr, Munggurrawuy Yunupingu
  • Alice Guy-Blaché
  • Patricio Guzmán
  • Deniz Gül
  • Ahmet Gürata
  • Hakan Gürvit
  • Irena Haiduk
  • Semi Hakim
  • Jan Peter Hammer
  • Lubaina Himid
  • John Huston
  • Pierre Huyghe
  • Emre Hüner
  • Richard Ibghy & Marliou Lemmens
  • William Irvine
  • Dustin Kleckner
  • Martin Scheeler
  • Nikita Kadan
  • Tolga Karaçelik.
  • William Kentridge
  • Vahakn Keshishian
  • Merve Kılıçer
  • Ufuk Kocabaş
  • Lucia Koch
  • Koop Ularca
  • Stephan Köster
  • Frans Krajcberg
  • Jacques Lacan
  • Adila Laïdi-Hanieh
  • Caoimhín Mac Giolla Léith
  • Liu Ding
  • Marcos Lutyens
  • Steven Henry Madoff
  • Djambawa Marawili
  • Daria Martin
  • Chus Martínez
  • Fabio Mauri
  • Elena Mazzi
  • Cildo Meireles
  • Onur Metin
  • Millirrpum
  • Djalalingba, Diambalipu, Djayila, Dundiwuy, Dhuygala, Raijyin, Manuna, Larrakan, Wulanybuma, Wawunymarra, Nyabilingu
  • Hayao Miyazaki
  • Wonggu Mununggurr, Natjialma, Maw' & Dhangatji Mununggurr
  • Waka Mununggurr
  • Nguyen Huy An
  • Ingo Niermann
  • Hans-Ulrich Obrist
  • Ersan Ocak
  • Zeynep Oğuz
  • Senam Okudzeto
  • Füsun Onur
  • Sevgi Ortaç
  • Gülbahar Örmek
  • Xangul Özbey
  • Önder Özengi
  • Neşe Özgen
  • Ferhat Özgür
  • Emin Özsoy
  • İz Öztat & Fatma Belkıs
  • Prabhakar Pachpute
  • Pad.ma (Shaina Anand, Lawrence Liang, Jan Gerber, Sebastian Lütgert)
  • Orhan Pamuk
  • Adrian Parr
  • Parrhesia Dostları Cemiyeti
  • Rupali Patil
  • Christine Taylor Patten
  • Jeffrey Peakall
  • Zeyno Pekünlü
  • Giuseppe Pellizza da Volpedo
  • Wolfgang Petersen
  • Susan Philipsz
  • Heather Phillipson
  • Lucia Pietroiusti
  • Michelangelo Pistoletto
  • Griselda Pollock
  • Alexander Provan
  • Ana Prvacki
  • Arlette Quynh-Anh Tran
  • Walid Raad
  • Michael Rakowitz
  • Vilayanur S. Ramachandran
  • Santiago Ramón y Cajal
  • Cheng Ran
  • Marwan Rechmaoui
  • Steve Reinke
  • Kevin Reynolds
  • James Richards
  • Haris Rigas
  • Pietro Rigolo
  • Theodor Ringborg
  • Roberto Rossellini
  • Joachim Rønning & Espen Sandberg
  • Georgia Sagri
  • E. Belit Sağ
  • Güliz Sağlam
  • Sarkis
  • Grace Schwindt
  • Aurora Scotti
  • Leonas Seljukas
  • Aslı Seven
  • Jeremy Shaw
  • Wael Shawky
  • Robert Smithson
  • Ania Soliman
  • Solveig Øvstebø
  • Fredrik Carl Mülertz Størmer (Thale Elisabeth Sørlie & Arne B. Langleite)
  • Peter G. Tait
  • Güher Tan
  • Pelin Tan & Anton Vidokle
  • Tangör Tan
  • Leslie Thornton
  • Lev Troçki
  • Will Stubbs
  • Müge Turan
  • Nazan Üstundağ
  • Jean Michel Vappereau
  • Ben Vickers
  • Adrián Villar Rojas
  • Wang Hui
  • Lawrence Weiner
  • Guido van der Werve
  • Andrew Yang
  • Göksun Yazıcı
  • Pınar Yoldaş
  • Seda Körüker
  • Elvan Zabunyan
  • Fahrelnissa Zeid
  • Levon Boğos Zekiyan
  • Shaina Anand
  • Jan Gerber
  • Seyr-i Sokak
  • Sebastian Lütgert
  • Gabriel Lester
  • Nevzat Sayın
  • Beyoğlu Aya Triada Ermeni Kilisesi Korosu
  • Rami Öğdül
  • Avan Ömer
  • Anjelika Akbar
  • Milovan Farronato
  • Ali Ethem Keskin
  • Shara Tahir
  • Lawrence Liang

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