6 Min., 3sat – Kulturzeit, 4.10.2012
The Mardin Biennial is a unique opportunity to work with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds in the heart of a historically rich region. Deriving from the richness of the city in terms of its architectural, historical, and cultural layering, the Mardin Biennial creates a new path by interweaving art and urban texture, and by presenting uncommon dialogues and coincidences.
The show explores the familiar and the unfamiliar with the aim of inspiring a double take in the viewer: a recurring afterthought as to what is art and what is an everyday object, and how a thin line divides or connects them. Confronting the past, present, and future, and blending today’s visual culture into the texture of this multicultural city in Turkey, the aim is to graft contemporary art into the narratives and spirit of this region.