I’m Changing, Are You Aware Of It?

The city is acquiring yet another biennial: The Istanbul Children’s and Young People’s Art Biennial

The countdown has begun for the Istanbul Children’s and Young People’s Art Biennial, organized this year for the first time by the Education Directorate of the Istanbul 2010 Capital of Culture Agency. The biennial, based on the concept, ‘I’m changing, are you aware of it?’, is open to participation by 2,500 schools from Beyoğlu and Kadıköy to Tuzla and Sultanbeyli.

Being held in Turkey for the first time, the biennial will come to children at the Sanat Limanı (Antrepo 5), the Haydarpaşa Railroad Station and Tuzla idris Güllüce Culture Center November 25th to December 25th, in a variety of events including artists’ presentations, performances, video shows, panel discussions and informal chats, all representing  contemporary applications of the plastic arts. Children and young people will share their productions with society in the biennial’s ‘2010 In the Schools’ project, and find an opportunity to participate in an art event not as spectators but as artists.

The Istanbul Children’s and Young People’s Art Biennial is going down as one of the sustainable seeds planted as part of the European Capital of Culture process.