Ibraaz Talks: 13th Istanbul Biennial
Karen Mirza and Brad Butler: Social Imagination
Ibraaz Talks is a series of specially curated conversations with artists, curators and writers. Participants are invited to respond to a particular issue or keyword that addresses formal and conceptual issues affecting both their personal practices and contemporary visual culture. Initiated at Art Dubai in 2013, this latest series was staged at SALT Beyoğlu during the opening days of the 13th Istanbul Biennial. This talk, between Karen Mirza and Brad Butler (of artist-run space no.w.here) and Ibraaz Senior Editor Omar Kholeif, considers the ideas around the social imagination, taking into account the fact that Mirza and Butler have engaged directly with this idea through such projects as the The Museum of Non Participation, a strain of the artists' practice initiated in 2007.