• Issue
  • Jan 02, 2024

Controversy: Self-Inflicted Problems

Curator IWONA BLAZWICK with Istanbul Biennial director BIGE ORER. Photo by Salih Ustundag. Courtesy the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts.

Seemingly overnight, as Asian countries attempted a return to business as usual by finally dropping draconian Covid-19 restrictions in late 2022 and early 2023, simmering issues over personal and political power returned to the forefront of public discourse.