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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how-to-do-speech-with-taqsim

  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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Deconstructing and Reconstructing Clothing

New York based artist Eric M. Macks work is all about engaging materials, top down, including their texture as well as their stories, and the harmonic arrangement of fragments from sometimes very diverse origins. [widgetkit id=20329]   „My practice is inclined towards the radical. The critical point has to do with complacent norms that separate life from art.“ Eric Nathaniel Mack says about his works. The 28 year old painter, sculpturer…

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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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Two artists of the collective G.R.A.M. in Istanbul

Art group G.R.A.M. formed in 1987 by four Austrian artists Günther Holler – Schuster, Ronald Walter, Armin Ranner and Martin Behr. Holler-Schuster and Martin Behr are currently artists in residency in Istanbul (send by the “Auslandsatelierprogramm des Österreichischen Kanzleramts”).G.R.A.M. as an artist group are known for reenactments. They are quoting famous Images, scenes by reenacting them. The Photograph shows them reenacting…

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Caroline Kryzecki: Moiré Drawings

[widgetkit id=16118] Lines are leaving their one-dimensionality. You overcome the flatness of the sheet and contact the three-dimensional space when you are watching the drawings of Caroline Kryzecki. The lines first flicker in your eyes before you are looking in a spatial kind of depth. This Moiré-effect first seems to be random but it is actually the result of a very fine mathematical planning. Two identical or similar grid structures overlap…

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