Antonio Cosentino: Tin City

[widgetkit id=9170] Antonio Cosentino is working on and around the changes in the city of Istanbul a lot. Tin city is a wonderful comment to the ongoing Transformation of the city by the muncipiality of Istanbul. The Kulah Han, Istanbul, where the exhibition is located, will be directly in the Galataport area, a big commercial urbanism project for making Karaköy a touristic area for Cruisers. Tin city reminds me sin city, an american comic by…

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Anne ben Beton dökmeye gidiyorum.

1996’dan beri İstanbul’un hızla değişen periferisini fotoğraflayan Antonio Cosentino’nun İstanbul Atlası adını verdiği bu uzun soluklu çalışması, ilk kez bu sergiyle ortaya çıkacak. Extramücadele ise, çocuklar için 3 küre tasarladı: Okuyan Kütüphane, Çoklu Tapınak ve Milli Zort. Antonio Cosentino fotoğraflarda hızla değişen mekanların karakteristik özelliklerinin izini sürüyor. Distopik bir görünüm, mekanların kullanım şekilleri veya alanların…

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Rantİstanbul Berlin

Surplus of Istanbul – March 19 at Neu West Berlin. İstanbul has extended its borders and created new living spaces and suburbs by controlling the human cycle within the rules of neo-liberal capital over the years. The living spaces in Istanbul has been recreated in the name of “urban transformation”, and the city turns into a commercial meta which allows the citizens to live in the city only if they could survive between the wheels of…

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The Physiology of Public Space

  – First presented as a talk at SALT program “90 – Becoming Istanbul” in September 2011 – Incursion into the intimate link between our bodies and the city we populate – by Alexandru Balasescu   Where do public toilets, merchandise boutiques, sharks and city fluidity meet? As organic metaphors expand into urbanism language, this essay ponders on possible types of physiological understanding of urban space and its categories in…

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Urban Gaming

“Urban gaming”: cultural movement, where the characteristics of computer games connect with the characteristics of the city as urban space.   Robert Sweeny, assistant professor of Art and Art Education at the University of Pennsylvania mentioned in his essay “Code of the Streets- Videogames and the City” : “Cities are shared spaces. The structure of the city allows for the presentation of social statements, where large…

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Citation City

Citation City is a new audiovisual work by Vicki Bennett aka People Like Us and it will be Citation City will World Premiere at transmediale, Berlin 29 January 2015, 9 pm Haus der Kulturen der Welt. Inspired by The Arcades Project by Walter Benjamin, this audiovisual work is created from 1000s of clippings of text and visual media, collaged using a system of “convolutes”, collated around subjects of key motifs, historical figures, social…

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Adaptation: Architecture, Technology and the City

“As the city becomes more technological, architecture will become more essential. Technologies are growing as part of the functioning of cities, and as a result, the design of the urban environment will take on central importance. But this shift won’t occur as we might think.” Bringing together a host of interviews, contributions, and art works, Adaptation: Architecture, Technology and the City is a preliminary study of digital…

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City of Tomorrow in Berlin

City of Tomorrow is life-sized maquette that serves as a re-imagination of the modernist construction of utopia – viewed from the wrong end of the 20th century. Dutch artist Bram Braam’s immersive intervention is three-dimensional psychogeographical mapping of a failed experiment in visionary social architecture, created after a series of site-visits to the dilapidated late-1960s town centre of Cumbernauld, Scotland. Considered the most…

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Urban Voices

Soufiane Ababri, Memories of a Solitary Cruise Sabine Küper   The first solo exhibition in Turkey of Moroccan artist Soufiane Ababri. « Memories of a solitary cruise » at “The Pill” offers an immersive journey into fantasy, western representations, and projections by sensitively avoiding counter-stereotyping. The set-up of the exhibition invites to a kind of shielded Boudoir. The audience has to cross through a thick…

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