Sriwhana Spong, 17th Istanbul Biennial

17 September —
20 November 2022

Pera Museum, Istanbul, Turkey


Fiona Connor at Salt, Istanbul

12 April —
15 July 2018

Salt Galata, Istanbul, Turkey


Moana, Unimagined

By Millie Riddell


The 16th Istanbul Biennial, titled The Seventh Continent, had a thematic focus on the large garbage patch currently occupying 3.4 million square kilometres of ocean, near Hawaii and Japan. Despite focusing on this area, Pacific artists were not present at the Biennial. Writer Millie Riddell explores the omission of Pacific artists, and what it means to not address or include the people most affected by environmental pollution and climate change.