When Institutions Become Situations

The Power Plant curators’ lecture presents Vasif Kortun on Thursday March 20 at Mercer Union (7 p.m., 37 Lisgar St., free). Known internationally as the curator and director of the Third Istanbul Biennial (1992) and as co-curator of this year’s Biennial de Córdoba, Argentina he is also the director of Proje4L Istanbul Museum of Contemporary Art and the Platform Garanti Contemporary Art Center. Kortun's talk “When Institutions Become Situations” will discuss institutional and curatorial practice and models of survival during times of populist politics.