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Vasif Kortun

Looking Back at the Influential Summer of 1977 

BY Devika Singh

Curator of the Istanbul Biennial in 1992, Vasif Kortun reflects on seminal exhibitions that influenced him, how the Biennial responded to the social and historical context of the city at the time, and the role of private financial support in the formation of Turkey’s cultural scene. 

Vasif Kortun, director of Platform Garanti Contemporary Art Center in Istanbul, at the High Line park in New York City, 2009. Photo by Adam Golfer for ArtAsiaPacific.

Vasif Kortun is the director of Istanbul’s nonprofit Platform Garanti

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