Letter from Istanbul

Naylor, Stephen (2005) Letter from Istanbul. Art Monthly, 185. pp. 38-39.

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Research Background Having undertaken research at the Kassel Documenta and the Venice Biennale, I was invited to prepare a short paper on the Istanbul Biennale for Art Monthly. There had been little direct reporting done on this relatively new contemporary art event and my experience in international contemporary art reviewing provided Art Monthly with coverage which included a broad overview with some specific analysis of the Australian artist Callum Morton (who would represent Australia in a future Venice Biennale).

Research Contribution: Whilst the article is brief, as specified by the editor, the field work has introduced a direct narrative with a significant international art event. The review format adopts an autoethnographic approach making direct commentary on current phenomena.

Research Significance: A number of journals have adopted this short review approach which facilitates a much greater global perspective of contemporary art, especially Australian art, in international settings. Callum Morton’s work Stonewash, has only been reviewed once in the national framework; he has made special mention of this article as the one of the few that recognised his earlier work utilising a sophisticated narrative approach based on authentic fieldwork.

Item ID: 4930
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1033-4025
Keywords: art; art criticism
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