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Istanbul Design Biennale 2019

14 Sep - 10 Nov 2019 / Istanbul, Turkey, TR

The 2019 Istanbul Biennial will be curated by the French art historian, curator and scholar, Nicolas Bourriaud, and is entitled The Seventh Continent. One of the most visible effects of this new geological era, characterised by the impact of human activities upon the planet is the so-called Seventh Continent. A third of the size of the United States but completely uninhabited, it was discovered in the North Pacific in 1997 by the American oceanographer Charles Moore, a vortex in the sea covering an area of 3.4 million square kilometres contaminated by 7 tons of floating plastic waste.