The 15th Istanbul Biennial: An Interview with Director Bige Örer


As announced earlier this year, the 15th edition of the Istanbul Biennial is running from 16 September to 12 November 2017. Curators Elmgreen& Dragset and director Bige Örer have proposed an exhibition which deals with the concept of “good neighboor”. On this occasion, the director shares with My Art Guides her vision and perspective on the upcoming biennial, describing the curatorial concept, the program and activities, and reflecting on her hopes and expectations. Carla Ingrasciotta: Istanbul’s art scene has grown rapidly in recent decades. What, for you, characterizes Istanbul’s current artistic and cultural environment? Bige Örer: I think one of the most powerful... Read More
Bige Orer, Photo credits: Muhsin Akgun IKSV
Mona Hatoum, Hot Spot III, 2009. Photo Agostino Osio. Courtesy Fondazione Querini Stampalia Onlus, Venice

Mona Hatoum: The 10th Hiroshima Art Prize

Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art
29/07 - 15/10 2017

The prize, established in 1989 to appeal to a wider world about the “Spirit of Hiroshima,”  is awarded every three years and in 2017 is presents an exhibition by Lebanese born artist Mona Hatoum. Hatoum was born in Beirut to an exiled Palestinian... Read More
Tv Fish, courtesy of Nam June Paik Art Center

Nam June Paik: Our Bright Future–Cybernetic Fantasy

South Korea
Nam June Paik Art Centre
20/07 - 05/11 2017

“Our Bright Future–Cybernetic Fantasy” proposes an explorative path of contemporary technology and art from the perspective of the ‘Cybernetics’ of Nam June Paik. Bringing up the themes of robots, interface and posthuman, the show is... Read More
Rodell Warner

Davidoff Art Residency Program: an Interview with Rodell Warner


On the occasion of the first edition of the Basel Meeting Point, organized by Davidoff in collaboration with My Art Guides, we interviewed the Trinidadian multi-media artist Rodell Warner (b. 1986 Trinidad & Tobago), selected artist of the Third Davidoff... Read More
David Hockey, A Retrospective. © David Hockney Collection Tate, London

David Hockney: A Retrospective

Centre Pompidou
21/06 - 23/10 2017

The Pompidou presents the most comprehensive retrospective ever devoted to the work of David Hockney; the show is put together in collaboration with Tate Britain and the Metropolitan Museum of New York. It celebrates the artist’s 80th birthday... Read More

Featured Exhibitions

Wolfgang Tillmans

Fondation Beyeler
28/05 - 01/10 2017

The solo show presents around 200 photographic works by the German artist dating from 1989 to 2017, and is thereby the Fondation’s first comprehensive engagement with the medium photography. From having attained iconic status for his evocative photographs in the 1990s, he widened his focus and experimented with the medium. Tillmans created a new visual language, with and without using a camera. He used a photocopier as well as other new technologies leveraging on the medium of photography. This exhibition does not only display portraits, still life and landscapes, but a series of his abstract works that play with the limits of the visible are presented. The exhibition is accompanied by an audiovisual... Read More
Wolfgang Tillmans, Leaf for Architects, 2013. Courtesy Galerie Buchholz, Berlin/Cologne, Maureen Daley, London, David Zwirner, New York
Cajsa von Zeipel, Courtesy of Arcadia Missa

Cajsa von Zeipel: Insulting the archive

Arcadia Missa
24/06 - 29/07 2017

For her first solo show with Arcadia Missa, von Zeipel creates a group of sculptures, each one a character: von Zeipel’s figures are narcissistic youths, long-legged depictions of subcultural vitality.   Taking inspiration from classical sculptural... Read More
Miss Ruthless

In Search of Miss Ruthless

Hong Kong
Para Site
01/07 - 10/09 2017

The show presents the work of 23 artists inspired by the media infrastructure that frames a pageant queen, taking inspiration from Miss Hong Kong and Miss Chinese International. “Miss Ruthless” is a public persona from the future: a queer... Read More
Diaspora Pavilion, exhibition view, Palazzo Pisani, 2017

Diaspora Pavilion

Palazzo Pisani Santa Marina
13/05 - 26/11 2017

On the occasion of the 57th Venice Biennale, International Curators Forum (ICF) and University of the Arts London (UAL) present “Diaspora Pavilion”, a group exhibition conceived as a challenge to the prevalence of national pavilions within... Read More
Floor-naments, Installation view, 2017. Courtesy of Monnaie de Paris.


Monnaie de Paris
30/03 - 09/07 2017

Monnaie de Paris presents “Floor-naments”, an exhibition curated by Camille Morineau: instead of placing works on plinths, instead of a quest for monumentality or a choice of conventional subjects, Modern and Contemporary sculpture lies directly... Read More

Selected Cities

Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, 1993






Masp São Paulo. Photo: Rubens Chiri/ Arquivo Alesp

São Paulo


MAM Rio, Rio de Janeiro


Anne Imhof

Anne Imhof


Gabriel Orozco
Samson Young

Samson Young


Damien Hirst

Damien Hirst


Carlos Amorales
Julian Charrière, photo © eddy mottaz

Art Spaces

Sharjah Art Foundation

Dubai & Sharjah

Tate Modern


M+ Pavilion

Hong Kong