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ISTANBUL

Multiple Locations

16th Istanbul Biennial 

The Seventh Continent

Installation view of SIMON STARLING's (left to right) Infestation Piece (Musselled Moore) / Conservation I and II, both 2019, 

Duratrans, perspex, lightbox, 118 ×140 cm; and Infestation Piece (Mask for Istanbul), 2019, zebra mussel shells, dust mask, 

epoxy glue, wood and perspex, 170 × 35 × 30 cm, at the 16th Istanbul Biennial, 2019. 

Courtesy the artist and neugerriemschneider, Berlin.

International biennials are often formed around painfully vague terms: “unity,” “division,” “multiplicity,” and so on. By contrast, the

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