2016 Çanakkale Biennial in Turkey Canceled

September 6th, 2016

Turkey’s Çanakkale Biennial, which was previously slated to open later this month, has been canceled in the wake of political instability and an increasingly hostile government stance towards journalists and artists.  “Exactly one year after Aylan Kurdi’s lifeless body was washed up on our shores, we would like to dedicate the unrealized 5th Çanakkale Biennial and the efforts of everyone involved to all the people who have been expelled from their homelands,” the organizers said in a statement.Read more at Artforum