Peter Robinson at the 13th Istanbul Biennal
The 13th Istanbul Biennial "Mom, am I barbarian?" took place from 14 September – 20 October 2013. Curated by Fulya Erdemci, the event borrowed its title from poet Lale Müldür’s book, with a focus on the theme of public space as a political forum.
The exhibitions aspired to open up a space to rethink the concept of "publicness" through art and elicit imagination and innovative thought to contribute to social engagement and discussion.
Peter Robinson's work Ruses and Legacies, exhibited at one of the five biennial venues, the former Galata Greek Primary School, addressed the concept of the exhibition through a sculpturally abstract language whereby viewers could experience transitions in consciousness: from feeling secure to feeling anxious, for example, or moving from a sense of disorder to a sense of appropriate structure in their relationship to the public space.