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The Book of the 13th Istanbul Biennial (14 September-20 October 2013) titled “Mom, am I Barbarian?” and curated by Fulya Erdemci, is published.

Edited by Fulya Erdemci with coordinating editor Demet Yıldız and designed by LAVA Amsterdam, the book provides a comprehensive documentation of the biennial, bringing together a visual narrative of exhibited works throughout the venues, poems by Lale Müldür and Ahmet Güntan, and commissioned essays by Alberto López Cuenca, Andrea Phillips, Dan Hind, İlhan Tekeli, Suhail Malik, Suna Ertuğrul, Süreyyya Evren and Teddy Cruz.

Following a foreword by Istanbul Biennial Director Bige Örer, the book continues with Fulya Erdemci’s text, in which the curator regards the artworks as protagonists, and highlights their conceptual, thematic, and formal interrelations as well as references to each other. Erdemci seeks to introduce the curatorial thinking, agenda, and grammar of the exhibition in the first part of her text, and then goes on in the second part to describe how these ideas and themes were spatially embodied in the five venues of the biennial.

The Book of the 13th Istanbul Biennial can be downloaded for free on the biennial’s website 13b.iksv.org/book