Artists and art initiatives from Turkey and around the world are invited to explore the connections/nodal points of the complex relationships between all living and non-living structures, through questions on “How can we produce together?”, “How do we live together?”, “How do we work together?”.
The 8th Çanakkale Biennial will suggest looking at different forms and methods, as well as paradoxes, impossibilities, singular chances, and probabilities of dreaming together, living alone in crowds, meeting around a table, and acting as a part of nature, while crossing different concepts such as hospitality, friendship, cooperation, labour, responsibility, justice, forgiveness, memory, mourning, joy.
In addition to the dream of flying, mankind has been imagining going to the moon for centuries, from Lucian of Samosata II B.C. to Elon Musk, although not always motivated by the same reasons.
In 2021 our jungle is “domestic”. Together with the ecosystem of relationships that made this edition possible, we decided to focus on the concept of “inhabiting/dwelling”, of experiencing the house, whatever this may be for us.
Giungla is a festival of contemporary art and an opportunity to meet and discuss the complex link between man, nature and technology. When did man come out of nature to look at it from afar? What does technology tell us about us and our nature? Who is subject and who is object, who acts and who undergoes the changes of what surrounds us?