With the title ‘Poetic Justice," the latest Istanbul Biennial signaled its interest in reconciling self-expression and politics. For the first time, the exhibition sites included the Byzantine splendor of the Hagia Sophia.
BY ELEANOR HEARTNEY
"Back at the Antrepo, New York-based Korean artist Do-Ho Suh's red-fabric installation presented an inverted structure of stairs and floors, each architectural detail painstakingly sewed in place. A counterpart to Rachel Whiteread's recent monumental sculpture at Luhring Augustine Gallery in New York, it replaced mass with transparency, blank whiteness with delicate red translucency and a sense of permanence with a celebration of the ephemeral."