Friday, September 23, 2016

'Lines of Passage (in medias res)', September 30- November 11,The Municipal Art Gallery of Mytilene, Lesvos

Lines of Passage (in medias res)

Lines of Passage (in medias res) endeavours to demonstrate a variety of connections among narratives of memory and expressions of differing intensities and (stylistic) approaches through artworks selected from the permanent collection of the Elgiz Museum in Istanbul. Sevda and Can Elgiz began amassing the collection in 1980 by focusing on "the contemporary" in art and life and in 2001, made the collection accessible to the public at The Elgiz Museum in Istanbul.

Lines of Passage (in medias res), curated by Basak Senova, forms a constellation reflecting on the trajectories of memory and perception. Within the exhibition, potential encounters between the selected artworks and spaces designate an ever-changing dynamic which is based on personal narratives, consciousness, psychological and cognitive recognitions. The exhibition suggests various paths of understanding through its scenography and potential dialogues of historically and politically charged geographies. It is nurtured by a selection of core works encompassing a cross section of narratives. Each work in the exhibition connects to another with non-linear narratives employing the in medias res, either through content-based or form-based links.

The first iteration of Lines of Passage (in medias res) will take place at the Municipal Art Gallery of Mytilene on the Greek Island of Lesvos. The gallery, formerly known as the Halim Bey Mansion, is an example of the island's Ottoman period architecture. Furthermore, there is an emotional connection with the Lesvos venue: Can Elgiz's great grandfather, Halim Bey, was born and raised in this building. The exhibition, already inhabited and inscribed in the narrative of the building, aims to add and route other lines of passage.  

Lines of Passage (in medias res) winds through the Halim Bey Mansion and presents artworks in various media ranging from painting to sculpture, from installation to objects, from photographs to film and video by prominent artists including: Pınar Yolaçan, Oleg Dou, Cindy Sherman, Azade Köker, Bedri Baykam, Bengü Karaduman, Ferhat Özgür, Gilbert & George, Hale Tenger, Tracey Emin, Mateo Mate, Burak Delier, Gülsün Karamustafa, İhsan Oturmak, Kendell Geers, Komet, Nan Goldin, Nilbar Güreş, Özlem Günyol, Rebecca Horn, Tomur Atagök, Veljko Zejak, Ola Kolehmainen, Benji Boyadgian and Hera Büyüktaşçıyan.

A companion book, edited by Başak Senova, documenting the evolution of Lines of Passage (in media res) will be launched during the exhibition and will be available in three languages (Turkish, Greek, and English).

For further inquiries about the book launch and the exhibition please contact the Elgiz Museum of Contemporary Art:
September 30–November 11, 2016

The Municipal Art Gallery of Mytilene, Lesvos
Mitilini 811 00

Sunday, September 18, 2016

'Yumuşak Bir İnişi Takiben Dik Bir Uçurum', Rem Art Space and Gaia Gallery-İstanbul, 8 September - 22 October 2016

Sanatçılar: Burçak Konukman, Elif Süsler, Gül Ilgaz, Ferhat Özgür, Vahit Tuna, Ani Setyan, Emre Zeytinoğlu, Çınar Eslek, Gözde İlkin, Yıldız Çintay, Yasemin Özcan, Serda Çamlı, Ali Miharbi ve Erdem Ergaz 

Küratör: Mehmet Kahraman

8 Eylül – 22 Ekim 2016

Gaia Gallery ve REM Art Space, yeni sezona ortak bir sergiyle başlangıç yapıyor. İki farklı mekanda eşzamanlı olarak gerçekleşen sergi, 22 Ekim’e kadar REM Art Space ve Tarihi Elhamra Han'ın beşinci katında yer alan Gaia Gallery'de gezilebilir.

Belleğin anlık değişimlerine odaklanan Yumuşak Bir Inişi Takiben Dik Bir Uçurum sergisi, ‘an’ın sanatsal üretim biçimiyle ilişkisini sorunsallaştırıyor. Anlık karşılaşmaların zihinde yarattığı değişikliğe göre tepki veren bireyin ifade yöntemlerini görünür kılıyor. 

Zihin yaşamak için unutmak zorunda olduğu kadar unuttuklarının izini de korur. İfade edilemeyen, giz olarak kalan tanımsız bu izler, öznenin farkında olmadan karakterini belirleyen birer refleks olarak karşımıza çıkar.

Bu bağlamda Yumuşak Bir Inişi Takiben Dik Bir Uçurum sergisi, belleğin unutamadığı ve ifade edemediği izleri bir araya getiren resim, fotoğraf, video ve mekana özgü çalışmaların birlikteliğinden oluşan an’lık durumların görünür kılıyor.

Thursday, August 04, 2016

'freund schafts spiel: Istanbul:Freiburg', 9.7.2016 / 9.10.2016, museum für neue kunst freiburg, Germany

09/07/2016 - 09/10/2016

Museum für Neue Kunst

Freundschaftsspiel Istanbul : Freiburg

Museum für Neue Kunst Freiburg continues its ongoing exhibition format Freundschaftsspiel, which engages the museum collection in dialogue with diverse outside collections. In collaboration with two independent, private collections in Istanbul, the second edition of the series is a multigenerational and international exhibition. Freundschaftsspiel, Istanbul : Freiburg takes place in three acts: a joint exhibition with Ayse Umur Collection, a video program from Agah Ugur Collection in the museum’s Schau_Raum and series of book launches in Istanbul as a closing event. 
This evolving exhibition is the result of correspondences between collections based in different geo-political contexts, yet sharing related artistic attitudes. Freundschaftsspiel, Istanbul : Freiburg surveys a range of historically and politically charged contexts including gender, language, identity and humor. In parallel with this contextual framework, the diversity of the museum’s contemporary collection is on display as it is assembled with two seldom seen, yet impactful private collections. Further contributions include artist talks, a discussion program, screenings, readings and performances. The encounter between the collections creates a non-linear, conversational composition that maps out parallel artistic positions across different generations and suspends the euro-centric approach in exhibition making.

Hera Büyüktasçıyan | Handan Börtüteçene | Selim Birsel | Cansu Çakar | Aslı Çavusoğlu | Şevket Dağ | Dellbrügge & de Moll | Max Diel | Merike Estna | Cevdet Erek | Ralph Fleck | Nilbar Güreş | Eugen Gomringer | Stefan Hösl | Ali Kazma | Joseph Kosuth | KOMET | Merve Kılıçer | Anselm Kiefer | Ola Kolehmainen | Kurucu Koçanoğlu | Aleksandra Mir | Ciprian Mureşan | Laure Prouvost | Raqs Media Collective | Max Radler | Necla Rüzgar | Hanni Rocco | Abigail Reynolds | Viviane Sassen | Michel Sauer | Richard Schindler | Fritz Schwegler | Kemal Seyhan | Nedko Solakov | Curt Stenvert | Serra Tansel | Yavuz Tanyeli | Erdem Taşdelen | Amalia Ulman | Mehmet Ulusel | Raymond Waydelich

Aslı Çavuşoğlu | CANAN | Annika Eriksson | İnci Eviner | Leyla Gediz | Nilbar Güreş | Şener Özmen | Ferhat Özgür | Didem Pekün | Zeyno Pekünlü | Aykan Safoğlu | Hale Tenger | Erdem Taşdelen

'talking about: mulliqi art prize exhibition', national gallery of kosovo, 27.07.2016 / 28.08.2016

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

'crisis as ideology', 9 June-27 July, 2016, kunstraum niederoesterreich, vienna

Marianne Flotron , Anna Hofbauer , Vlatka Horvat , Dejan Kaludjerović , Ferhat Özgür , Markus Proschek, Stefanos Tsivopoulos , Miklos Erhardt 
Opening: 09 06 2016
Duration: 10 06 – 23 07 2016
Curators: Anamarija Batista und Dejan Kaludjerović
Co-Curator: Karolina Radenković
Design: Seth Weiner

The crisis is not only present today – it is a constantly recurring narrative, a cyclical guest, and a messenger of social and geopolitical upheaval. It is an abstract and elusive construct that calls for reform, discipline, and struggle. These imperatives trigger physical discomfort, mental hardship, and leeway for exploitation. This condition causes the carousel in search for a secure existence, freedom of choice and participation to spin ever faster, and it becomes increasingly difficult to keep pace with this acceleration or to find an own rhythmic interval and put it into play.
The cry for reforms – above all, the demand for a continuous reduction of costs and higher cutbacks – is targeted towards states, companies, and ultimately the citizens. The condition of crisis is provoked in the moment when capital becomes an independent reality, which only has an abstract connection to human labour, available resources, and work processes. This leads to a dangerous gap between everyday work realities and the movements of capital. The resulting “contradictions” and “cracks” define our contemporary political and economic debates.
The division between capital and human labour as well as the dominant paradigms of scarcity and instability currently produce spaces and circumstances that propagate restraint, fear, and insecurity.
According to politicians, economists, and the media, we are facing a crisis once again!
In this exhibition we investigate and (de)construct the character of the crisis. It is an attempt to probe the ambiguous status quo. The artistic works address notions of social manipulation, discontinuity, and value creation along with historical and contemporary precedents, with the aim to transfer the crisis and its phantoms into concrete and tangible states of thought, to outfox them, and to transform them into spatial constructs and relationships.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

'Barcelona Loop Video Art Fair', 2-4 June 2016

LOOP Barcelona

Rona Yefman & Tanja Schlander, Pippi Longstocking, The Strongest Girl in the World (video still), 2006–08. Installation view, Abu-Dis. Courtesy of the artist and Sommer Contemporary Art.

LOOP Barcelona 2016:
artistic programme

Fair: June 2–4, 2016
Professional preview and vernissage: June 2
Talks: June 1–4
Festival: May 26–June 10

Main venue
Pelai, 28
08001 Barcelona

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47 contemporary artist films and videos presented by their galleries, from June 2 to June 4. 

Kader Attia (Galerie Krinzinger); Adriana Barreto (Cristina Guerra Contemporary Art); Johan Bergström Hyldahl (Cecilia Hillström Gallery); Julien Bismuth (Galerie GP & N Vallois); Zoulikha Bouabdellah (Galerie Mathias Coullaud); Margaux Bricler (Michel Rein); Persijn Broersen & Margit Lukács (AKINCI); Chien-Chi Chang (Chi-Wen Gallery); Shezad Dawood (Galerie Gabriel Rolt); Robyn Denny and Mamela Nyamza (Gallery MOMO); Helen Dowling (tegenboschvanvreden); Nir Evron (Chelouche Gallery for Contemporary Art); Ângela Ferreira (Marlborough Contemporary); Péter Forgács (Ani Molnár Gallery); Aslan Gaisumov (Kromus + Zink); Dora García (Galería Juana de Aizpuru); Shaun Gladwell (ANALIX FOREVER); Niklas Goldbach (Bendana | Pinel Art Contemporain); Tao Hui (AIKE-DELLARCO); Lewis Klahr (àngels barcelona& Anthony Reynolds); Charlotte Lagro (Nadja Vilenne); Sigalit Landau (Galerie Christophe Gaillard); Ange Leccia (Galerie Jousse Entreprise); Malcolm Le Grice (Richard Saltoun); Laida Lertxundi (Galería Marta Cervera); Michael Linares (Galería Agustina Ferreyra); Basim Magdy (.artSümer); Adrian Melis (ADN Galería); Antoni Miralda (Galeria SENDA); Daniel Monroy Cuevas (Arredondo \ Arozarena); Tania Mouraud (EASTWARDS PROSPECTUS); Paulo Nazareth (Mendes Wood DM); Hans Op de Beeck (Galerie Ron Mandos); Raúl Ortega Ayala (Dürst Britt & Mayhew); Ferhat Özgür (Galerie Bernhard Bischoff & Partner /; Estefanía Peñafiel Loaiza (Galerie Alain Gutharc); Txuspo Poyo (Galería Vanguardia); Janis Rafa (Martin van Zomeren); Louis-Cyprien Rials (Galerie Dohyang Lee); Maxime Rossi (Galerie Allen); María Ruido (Galería Rosa Santos); Pilvi Takala (Carlos/Ishikawa); James Webb (Galerie Imane Farès); Arda Yalkin (Gaia Gallery); Lee Yanor (Zemack Contemporary Art); Rona Yefman & Tanja Schlander (Sommer Contemporary Art); Gaston Zvi Ickowicz (Hezi Cohen Gallery).

The selection of works has been undertaken by a committee of collectors formed by Haro CumbusyanRenee DrakeJosée & Marc Gensollen and Isabelle Lemaître, and chaired by Jean-Conrad Lemaître.

LOOP Talks. A four-day forum on video art and cinema, from June 1 to June 4.

Erika Balsom, Raymond Bellour, Filipa César, David Claerbout, Jacqui Davis, Antje Ehmann, Gabriela Galcerán, Malcolm Le Grice, Anthony McCall, Ani Molnar, Gloria Moure, Anthony Reynolds, Stefanie Schulte Strathaus, and Christine Van Assche

The complete LOOP Talks programme can be found here

Exhibitions and activities
Under the premise "[video] art & cinema. Faraway, So Close," drawn by artistic director Conrado Uribe, LOOPFestival unfolds in a number of venues in Barcelona. Highlights of this year are:

Arabian Nights trilogy Spanish preview by Miguel Gomes, spanish preview at Filmoteca de Catalunya, fromMay 27 to May 29
Solid Lights and Performance, the first Spanish survey of Anthony McCall, curated by Gloria Moure, at Fundació Gaspar, opening on May 31
Harun Farocki. Empathy curated by Antje Ehmann and Carles Guerra, at Fundació Antoni Tàpies, opening on June 1
Film Image, Colour and Improvisation a performance by Malcolm Le Grice, at Capella MACBA, on June 4
"Why Games? Can an Art Professional Think?" a conference by Hito Steyerl, at Fundació Antoni Tàpies on June 8

This year's programme is the joint result of the LOOP curatorial team: Xavier Bassas, Pascale Cassagnau, Carolina Ciuti, Anna Dot, Antje Ehmann, Menene Gras, Carles Guerra, Arnau Horta, Joana Hurtado, Rosa Lleó, Martina Milà, Luis Miñarro, Gloria Moure, Diana Padrón, Imma Prieto, Hilde Teerlink, Rubén Verdú, and Andrés Vial.

LOOP Awards
A jury formed by Ferran Barenblit, Dirk Snauwaert and Kathryn Weir will award two films from the main selection with the Acquisition Award, with the support of Hoteles Catalonia, to a film which is acquired and included in the LOOP Collection, deposited at the MACBA; and the LOOP Fair Award, to the best gallery proposal. 

Winner of the Video Production Prize 2016artist Carles Congost, will be premiering his project Wonders onMay 26 at Arts Santa Mònica. This is a yearly joint co-production award of a video-based project promoted by the Xarxa de Centres d'Arts Visuals of Catalonia, Arts Santa Mònica and LOOP, with the collaboration of other partners.

Discovery Award finalists have been announced and will be presented on May 17 at Antiga Fàbrica Estrella Damm, where the award winner selected by jury members David Armengol, Ferran Barenblit, Carolyn Drake, and Jaap Guldemond, will be revealed.

Tickets for the LOOP Fair & Talks can be purchased at the venue or online.
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Thursday, May 19, 2016

'Identity Lab Sessions, Istanbul', May 20-21, The Consulate General of Sweden and DEPO

---- Türkçe metin için lütfen aşağı ininiz-------

IdentityLab Sessions 

This two-day art event will bring artists and art professionals from Turkey and Sweden, who are interested in identity issues, together in Istanbul. These sessions are organized by maumau art residency (TR) and Verkstad konsthall (SE) and will take place at the Consulate General of Sweden, DEPO and Galata Greek Primary School on May 20th and 21st and provide a platform to talk about the relation between place and identity and its effect on different art practices. 

Participating Artists: Fikret Atay, Nancy Atakan, Hera Büyüktaşçıyan, Elmas Deniz, Işıl Eğrikavuk, Katarina Pirak Sikku, Liv Strand, Can Sungu, Lisa Torell, Ferhat Özgür 

Curators: Naz Cuguoğlu and Susanne Ewerlöf

*** The program will be in English

More information on IdentityLab Sessions:

Aiming to become a platform for discussion on these issues, the IdentityLab team invites artists and art professionals who represent different perspectives. This will give us the opportunity to talk about their personal experiences of ‘place’, its relation to their identities, and their feeling of belonging to various sites. We will also talk about the position of artists representing different minority groups in both Sweden and Turkey, and the role of the visiting artists addressing ‘place’ in unfamiliar locations.

These questions, which came out of the IdentityLab Project ( were developed and carried out in Sweden and Turkey over the past six months. Through artistic research-based meetings with artists and art professionals and researchers in several locations, the IdentityLab team developed an interest in how the places we live in and/or have (not) visited plays into how we become who we are. In that sense, IdentityLab consists of both real and imaginary travels, including journeys we shared and not shared, and trips we hear about from others. It is also about being, existing wherever you are with both your mind and body, and experiencing a space’s atmosphere, contributing to it, owning it, and seeing your own function within it.

The team behind IdentityLab consists of the artists Liv Strand (SE) and Can Sungu (TR/DE), the curators Naz Cuguoğlu (TR) and Susanne Ewerlöf (SE). We think of IdentityLab as an experimental platform based on research and thought-sharing. We have so far had the chance to address these issues with artists in Stockholm, Jokkmokk, Norrköping (Sweden), Istanbul and Batman (Turkey). It is already clear that everybody has different ways of relating to a space; one’s relation to a site can change over life; an individual’s position in a community plays a part; small towns relate to the individual in another way than a city does; and belonging can come from knowing the social rules that construct a site just as much as knowing people.

The project is formed under the context of Tandem Cultural Managers Exchange Turkey European Union and we are able to do the IdentityLab Sessions with kind support from The Swedish Institute and in close collaboration with the Consulate General of Sweden, DEPO and The Galata Greek Primary School. The team has previously conducted research trips and a public seminar in Sweden and are truly grateful to all people encountered on the way. We were able to host the two-day seminar “Exchanging Notes Part I” in Norrköping through kind support from Iaspis - the Swedish Arts Grants Committee's International Programme for Visual and Applied Artists.

Please come and join us for IdentityLab Sessions to think, share and address place and identity from your point of view!


May 20th @ the Consulate General of Sweden
11.00-15.00 Subject to Erring: A workshop for artists led by Liv Strand
Participants: Fikret Atay, Nancy Atakan, Hera Büyüktaşçıyan, Elmas Deniz, Işıl Eğrikavuk, Katarina Pirak Sikku, Liv Strand, Can Sungu, Lisa Torell, Ferhat Özgür, Joana Kohen, Hasan Özgür Top, Ceren Saner
*By invitation only

May 20th @ DEPO
19.00 Introduction to the IdentityLab Sessions by Naz Cuguoğlu and Susanne Ewerlöf
19.20 Artist Talk by Katarina Pirak Sikku
20.00 Neighbor Think, performance by Liv Strand
20.30 Performance by Işıl Eğrikavuk
21.00 Outdoor performance Figure 2224 by Lisa Torell

May 21th @ Galata Greek Primary School
14.00 Introduction to IdentityLab Sessions and Galata Greek Primary School
14.30 Can Sungu presents his work Replaying Home and shows an excerpt of the video
15.00-16.15 To Make Place video screening and Q&A
Artists: Lisa Torell, Fikret Atay, Elmas Deniz, Ferhat Özgür, Nancy Atakan
16.15-16.30 Coffee Break
16.30-18.30 Panel discussion
Participants: Hera Büyüktaşçıyan, Ferhat Özgür, Lisa Torell, Can Sungu and Liv Strand

For more information about the artists:
Fikret Atay:
Nancy Atakan:
Hera Büyüktaşçıyan:
Elmas Deniz:
Işıl Eğrikavuk:
Katarina Pirak Sikku
Liv Strand:
Can Sungu:
Lisa Torell:
Ferhat Özgür:

Naz Cuguoğlu is a curator and art writer, based in Istanbul. She is the co-founder of non-profit art initiative “Creative Çukurcuma” and artistic research project “IdentityLab” (SE & TR); member of Proto5533 curator team; and works as program manager at Gallery Zilberman (Istanbul & Berlin). She writes art critique for various online and published art magazines. She took part in CerCCa art residency in Spain. She received her BA in Psychology and MA in Social Psychology at Koç University focusing on cultural studies.

Susanne Ewerlöf (b. 1981) is interested in cultural heritage, identity and the politics of memory which she is currently exploring in the research projects Becoming by Recalling and IdentityLab (TR/SE). She works as a Curator in Stockholm, is the Founding Director of Verkstad konsthall in Norrköping, Sweden and a boardmember of Norrköping Air. She has a MA in Culture and Media Production from Linköping University and has studied Art History and Contemporary Art Curating at Stockholm University.

the Consulate General of Sweden: Istiklal Caddesi 247 (Tünel), Beyoğlu
DEPO: Tütün Deposu Lüleci Hendek Caddesi No. 12 Tophane 
Galata Greek Primary School: Hacımimi Mah. Kemeraltı Cad. No. 25

Special thanks to: Suzi Erşahin, Andrea Karlsson, Serra Özhan Yüksel, Sine Ergün, Asena Günal, Serhat Cacekli, Moiz Zilberman, Hera Büyüktaşçıyan, Erik Månsson, Sheena Malone, Damla Kılıçkıran, Ayşegül Papila

More information:


IdentityLab Sessions

İki gün sürecek olan bu sanat etkinliği kimlik konuları üzerine çalışan, Türkiye ve İsveç’ten sanatçıları bir araya getirecek. Kimlik ve mekan arasındaki ilişki ve bu ilişkinin çeşitli sanat pratikleri üzerindeki etkisine odaklanacak olan etkinlik 20-21 Mayıs tarihlerinde İsveç Konsolosluğu, DEPO ve Galata Rum Okulu’nda gerçekleşecek.

Katılımcı sanatçılar: Fikret Atay, Nancy Atakan, Hera Büyüktaşçıyan, Elmas Deniz, Işıl Eğrikavuk, Katarina Pirak Sikku, Liv Strand, Can Sungu, Lisa Torell, ve Ferhat Özgür

Küratörler: Naz Cuguoğlu ve Susanne Ewerlöf

*** Etkinlik dili İngilizce’dir

IdentityLab Sessions hakkında daha fazla bilgi:

Kimlik konusu üzerine bir paylaşım platformu olmayı amaçlayan IdentityLab ekibi farklı bakış açılarına sahip sanatçıları ve sanat profesyonellerini bir araya getiriyor. ‘Mekan’ üzerine kişisel düşünceler, bu düşüncelerin kimlikle olan ilişkisi ve farklı mekanlarda hissedilen aidiyet üzerine bir alan yaratıyor. Ayrıca İsveç ve Türkiye’den farklı azınlık gruplarını temsil eden ve alışılmadık mekanları ziyaret eden sanatçıların toplumdaki rolüne dair bir tartışma ortamı yaratmayı amaçlıyor.

Bu sorular, IdentityLab ekibinin geçtiğimiz altı ay süre zarfında İsveç ve Türkiye’de gerçekleştirdiği araştırma seyahatleri sonucunda ortaya çıktı. Farklı mekanlardaki sanatçı, sanat profesyoneli ve araştırmacılarla sanatsal araştırma odaklı buluşmalar gerçekleştiren IdentityLab ekibi, içerisinde yaşadığımız ve/veya ziyaret ettiğimiz ya da etmediğimiz mekanların kimliğimize etkisi konusuna eğildi. Bu bağlamda, IdentityLab gerçek ve hayali yolculukları, beraber gerçekleştirilen ve gerçekleştirilmeyen ziyaretleri ve başkalarından duyulan seyahatleri kapsamaktadır. Aynı zamanda, bulunulan mekanda hem zihnen hem de bedenen var olabilmek , bir mekanın atmosferini deneyimlemek, ona katkıda bulunmak, sahip olmak ve birey olarak içerisindeki fonksiyonumuzu anlamaya dairdir.

IdentityLab ekibi, sanatçı Liv Strand ve Can Sungu ve küratör Naz Cuguoğlu ve Susanne Ewerlöf’ten oluşmaktadır. Biz IdentityLab’i araştırma ve düşünce paylaşımı odaklı deneysel bir platform olarak görüyoruz ve bu zamana kadar bu konuları Stockholm, Jokkmokk, Norrköping (İsveç), İstanbul ve Batman (Türkiye)’dan sanatçılarla paylaşma imkanına sahip olduk. Bu süreç içerisinde fark ettiğimiz ve paylaşmak istediğimiz bazı noktalar oldu: Her bireyin mekanla ilişki kurma şekli birbirinden çok farklı; bireyin mekanla olan ilişkisi zaman içerisinde değişebilir; bireyin toplum içerisindeki pozisyonu bu konuda etkili olabilir; küçük kasabaların bireye etki etme şekli büyük kentlerden çok farklı hissedilebilir; ve aidiyet topluluğu tanımak kadar o mekanı tanımlayan sosyal kuralları öğrenmeye de dairdir.

IdentityLab, bir Tandem Kültür Yöneticileri Değişimi Türkiye Avrupa Birliği projesidir. IdentityLab Sessions, Swedish Institute fonu kapsamında ve İsveç Konsolosluğu, DEPO ve Galata Rum Okulu ile yakın işbirlği içerisinde hayata geçmektedir. Norrköping’de gerçekleşmiş olan iki günlük seminer “Exchanging Notes Part I” Iaspis’in desteğiyle hayata geçmiştir. İsveç’te araştırma seyahatlari ve bir seminer gerçekleştirmiş olan ekip, yolda karşılaştığı herkese teşekkürü bir borç bilir.


20 Mayıs @ İsveç Konsolosluğu
11.00-15.00 Subject to Erring: Liv Strand’ın yöneteceği, sanatçılar için atölye çalışması
Katılımcılar: Fikret Atay, Nancy Atakan, Hera Büyüktaşçıyan, Elmas Deniz, Işıl Eğrikavuk, Katarina Pirak Sikku, Liv Strand, Can Sungu, Lisa Torell, Ferhat Özgür, Joana Kohen, Hasan Özgür Top, Ceren Saner
*Katılım sadece davet üzerine

20 Mayıs @ DEPO
19.00 IdentityLab Sunumu - Naz Cuguoğlu ve Susanne Ewerlöf
19.20 Sanatçı Konuşması - Katarina Pirak Sikku
20.00 Neighbor Think, Performans - Liv Strand
20.30 Performans - Işıl Eğrikavuk
21.00 Figure 2224, Performans - Lisa Torell

21 Mayıs @ Galata Rum Okulu
14.00 IdentityLab Sessions ve Galata Rum Okulu Sunumu
14.30 Sanatçı Konuşması - Can Sungu
15.00-16.15 “To Make Place” Video Gösterimi ve Soru & Cevap
Sanatçılar: Lisa Torell, Fikret Atay, Elmas Deniz, Ferhat Özgür, Nancy Atakan
16.15-16.30 Kahve Arası
16.30-18.30 Sohbet
Katılımcılar: Hera Büyüktaşçıyan, Ferhat Özgür, Lisa Torell, Can Sungu ve Liv Strand

Teşekkürler: Suzi Erşahin, Andrea Karlsson, Serra Özhan Yüksel, Sine Ergün, Asena Günal, Serhat Cacekli, Moiz Zilberman, Hera Büyüktaşçıyan, Erik Månsson, Sheena Malone, Damla Kılıçkıran, Ayşegül Papila

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

'boom bang 3", northampton contemporary-uk, 11 May-26 June 2016

Boom Bang III

  • Date: 
    11 May–25 June 2016
Artists: Alena Tereshko, Ana Jikia, Chicks on Speed, Damir Očko, Emily Bates, Erdal Inci, Eglė Naujokaitytė-Muk & Pozeminiai Taskai, Farhad Farzali, Ferhat Özgür, Jelena Juresa, Olaf Breuning, Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson & David Bernstein, Su-Mei Tse
NN’s alternative Eurovision returns with it’s third edition of artists’ works from across the European Broadcast Area. Each year Boom Bang takes a slightly different format and this installment has invited selectors from across the EBA to pick artists for the project. The selectors are Jasmina Cibic (Slovenia), Virginija Januškevičiūtė (Lithuania), Filip Markiewicz (Luxembourg) and Katharina Stadler (Austria).
Each of the works involved music and moving image in its broadest sense with artists from Iceland, Turkey, Russia, Norway and more. The screening programme will visit Lithuania, Georgia and other locations after debuting at NN.


From Art To Commerce
Wednesday 4 May 2016, 7–9pm / Your brand – writing a narrative for your work
Wednesday 1 June 2016, 7–9pm / Getting started – funding routes
These informal sessions cover a range of issues for people looking to develop a business from their creative practice. The sessions start with a 1 hour workshop followed by 1–2–1 support and/or group discussion. From Art to Commerce is led by NN’s Development Director Tracey Clarke. For further information contact Tracey at
Book your free place here.
Eurovision Live Broadcast
Saturday 14 May 2016, 7pm at the Errol Flynn Filmhouse
Boom Bang III has teamed up with the Errol Flynn Filmhouse once again to celebrate Eurovision! Join in at the EFF for a night of cheesy splendour including sing-a-longs, themed snacks and more in tribute to all things Euro-tastic. Represent your favourite country by dressing up in your most OTT outfit and bringing flags and banners, culminating in the chance to watch the all important competition on the big screen. While you wait to find out who is voted this year’s winner, we will provide scorecards so you can pick your own.
Further fun and games will be had during the event with  a fancy dress competition and as themed food and drink are served. With a playlist of past Euro-hits and misses, videos and competitions, we are sure you won’t give this night nul points!
Admission to the Eurovision Celebration costs £13 which includes entry, themed food and drink and more. Doors open at 7pm – the BBC coverage live from Stockholm will begin at 8pm.
Suitable for ages 18 and above.
Book your ticket here.
Eurovision ChallengeSaturday 21 May 2014, 2–4pm
YOU can be a part of the EUROVISION CHALLENGE
THE CHALLENGE: Can Oz workshop wizard Graeme Leak express-skill a group of willing strangers to be Eurovision ready in just under two hours? Join in and find out! You will sing, stomp and play junk percussion under Graeme’s expert guidance.
HOW IT WILL WORK: We will identify the key ingredients of classic EV songs then create, rehearse and perform our own version from scratch. Graeme will use every workshop trick in the book to quickly generate VERSES, CHORUSES, GROOVES, HARMONIES into a kick-arse ARRANGEMENT (including the all important KEY CHANGE). Then we’ll RECORD it and be an overnight YouTube SENSATION.
Book a free place here.
Bumps and BabesThursday 26 May 2016, 2–3pm
If you are pregnant or have a baby or pre-schooler, come to NN to see the exhibition with your bump or babe and meet others for coffee and finger painting. Wear clothes to get messy in!
Book a free place here.
Crit Group
Saturday 28 May 2016, 2–3pm
NN hosts the Crit Group for artists at all stages of their career to come together to discuss their work in progress led by artist Sayed Sattar Hasan. This Crit Group will begin with Featured Artists who will present short introductions to their practice followed by Q&A.
Book your free place here.
Mono Print: Glass
Wednesday 1 June 2016
Session 1: 1.00-2.30 (8-15yrs)
Session 2: 3.00-5.00 (16yrs+)
This mono-printing workshop uses a collection of glass, transparent and reflective objects as subject matter, which participants will formally arrange as still life, both as a group central composition and as a collection of individual tabletop studies.
No experience of mono-printing is necessary as participants will be supported and encouraged through this simple but expressive printing process in order to explore reflection and transparency through observational experience.
Price £3 children £5 adults. Book your place here or at the Gallery desk.
Still Light
Thursday 2 June 2016
Session 1: 1.00-2.30 (8-15yrs)
Session 2: 3.00-5.00 (16yrs+)
This workshop focuses on dramatic and specific lighting deployed in the tradition of still life. Objects and reflective surfaces will be arranged to emphasis light and shadow, reflection and tone by using lamps, candles and torches. The aim is to interrogate, play, test and research notions of light, positive and negative, projections, atmosphere and the nature of light on surface through this experimental laboratory approach.
Though this is a drawing and collage workshop, participants are encouraged to bring along any other personal equipment i.e. camera, phones, ipads etc in order to explore an individual approach through a mixed methodology i.e. drawing, photography and videos.
Price FREE. Book your place here or at the Gallery desk.
Stilled Lives: Drawing Owls
Friday 3 June 2016
Session 1: 1.00-2.30 (8-15yrs)
Session 2: 3.00-5.00 (16yrs+)
Local owl rescuer and handler Tony Hewitt will bring some of his owls to NN’s courtyard. The birds will be the subjects for two observational drawing workshops using a variety of different drawing materials.
No experience necessary as this is a workshop to explore an unusual and fascinating subject with the emphasis on exploring a personal drawing language with an artist on hand to suggest ways in which to get started. All materials supplied but feel free to bring your cameras and any other media, sketchbooks etc.
Price £5 children £8 adults. Book your place here or at the Gallery desk.
Saturday 4 June 2016
Session 1: 12:30-2.30 (8-15yrs)
Session 2: 3.00-5.00 (16yrs+)
Casting is an exploratory workshop using plaster to cast small objects and sculptural forms. We will use simple materials to invent moulds i.e. acetate, recycled materials, packaging, etc.
The emphasis will be on experimentation with a playful engagement to mould making and the surprise objects that come from them. All materials will be provided but please wear something to get messy in and wear covered, old footwear.
Price £5 children £10 adults. Book your place here or at the Gallery desk.