Astragal’s hastily formulated Delayed Announcement of the Week Award goes to the 12th Istanbul Biennial, or to give it its full title, Untitled (12th Istanbul Biennial), 2011
Inspired by the late artist Félix González-Torres’ wheeze – pardon, concept – of not naming his works, the names of the participating artists ‘will deliberately remain undisclosed until the Biennial’s opening’.
We wouldn’t suggest this is because the curators haven’t got their show together. Not at all, silly, it’s to ‘remain in line with González-Torres’ idea of “Untitled” and his desire to circumvent established artistic and political conventions’. Take note, slapdash events organisers.
Astragal wonders whether they might leave the predicted lunch expenses and bar bills Untitled?