“For the 10th International İstanbul Biennial, five curators from Turkey have been invited to select over 150 short video works from an open-call to the public. During the nights, the program, under the title of “Nightcomers / Gecegezenler”, will be projected in public spaces in different parts of the city, from the centre to the periphery. The Dutch artists couple Bik Van der Pol have researched and selected about 25 spots and have designed the mobile projection device.
For the first time in the history of İstanbul Biennial, a real open participation of the public has been made possible so that thousands of people living in areas without access to “high culture” can have direct contact with contemporary art. Or, contemporary art is brought to the frontier of a true public gaze.”
Hakan Akçura’s two art videos, “Mr. President Let Me Challenge You to Face Him (1-2)” in the “Nightcomers / Gecegezenler”.