Ways of Seeing

On January 30, 2014 InEnArt organized the first gathering of the Istanbul artist residency programs at Cezayir, Istanbul. 25 years ago the Berlin Residency Program organized and financed by the Berlin Senate was the first of its kind. Today there are more then ten regular programs inviting artists from Europe to stay, live and work in Istanbul for a period of time.   [widgetkit id=13717] During the gathering and after a presentation of…

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In Situ

“In Situ” is a term used in many different areas, primarily in archeology and art, and means “in its place” to refer to “an artifact that has not been moved from its original place of deposition”. This work, which has started as a search for spatial, social, and historical memory, becomes “In Situ” by focusing on the historical “Pangaltı Hamamı” that remains in the personal memory of…

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INTERDISCIPLINARY PRACTICES IN BIO ART

From anatomical studies to landscape painting to the biomorphism of surrealism, the biological realm historically provided a significant resource for numerous artists. More recently, bio art has become a term referring to intersecting domains of the biological sciences and their incorporation into the plastic arts. Of particular importance in bio art is to summon awareness of the ways in which biomedical sciences alter social, ethical and…

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“What is Contemporary?” in Belgrade and Istanbul

Isidora Ficovic had a residency in Istanbul 2006. She produced a Video discussing the question “What is Contemporary?”. “While I was on the residency program of Platform Garanti Contemporary Art Center I felt very much ‘contemporary’. I wondered whether this could be understood as a kind of commune, or as mutual feelings between people?” (İsidora Ficovic) She spoke with Ahmet Ogut, Anton Vidokle, Oyku Ozsoy, Josuander…

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  Interactive Performance, 60 min. by Alexander Tuchacek   GaleriBu, Istanbul – January 10, 8 pm The current artist-in-residence in Istanbul from the City of Zurich – Alexander Tuchacek – works with sound, natural language, voices, computer codes and text. The Austrian born artist lives in Zurich and has a professorship at the University of the Arts Zurich. Since the early nineties he has developed data spaces in…

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Network of Residential Art Programs

Res Artis–the worldwide network of residential art programs. We are an association of over 400 centers, organisations, and individuals in over 50 countries. Each of our members is dedicated to offering artists, curators, and all manner of creative people the essential time and place away from the pressures and habits of every-day life, an experience framed within a unique geographic and cultural context. Through Res Artis, organisations…

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Ordinaire Blau

Former Istanbul artists in residence from Austria Iris Andraschek exhibits her work from Turkey at Galerie Raum mit Licht in Vienna until December 3, 2016. ‘Sapun Ghar’ Iris Andraschek, Galerie Raum mit Licht, 2016 © Christoph Fuchs Iris Andraschek is showing a series of drawings at Galerie Raum mit Licht for the European Month of Photography that circle around the possibility of accurately representing reality — or the…

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Artist Talk

For more then 25 years international artists-in-residence programs have been part of the cultural scene of Istanbul. Artists from various regions of the world are moving to the Bosphorus. They live and work here, they get inspired by the city’s rich history and add new impulses to its virulent arts scene. Two particular artists, who live and work in Istanbul temporarily in 2016, will present their works and talk about their experiences as…

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Newroz

New Year Celebration 2016 in Turkey with ‘STAR WARS’ from ISIS   [widgetkit id=20561] This year Newroz celebrations in Turkey are mostly forbidden in all cities because of ‘security reasons’. Newroz refers to the celebration of the traditional Iranian new year holiday of Newroz in Kurdish society. In Kurdish legend, the holiday celebrates the deliverance of the Kurds from a tyrant, and it is seen as another way of…

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