Sea Elephant Travel Agency and the Loft

Following the travels of Jules Verne’s stubborn tobacco merchant Kéraban around the coast of the Black Sea, Alptekin intended to gather artists, curators, musicians, architects, historians and scientists to board a boat leaving from İstanbul, following the route of Kéraban and anchoring back in İstanbul again after making a full circle around the Black Sea, stopping at ports of Varna, Constanta, Odessa, Sevastopol, Yalta, Rostov, Novossibirsk,…

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Sea Elephant Travel Agency

in memory of Hüseyin B. Alptekin Democratic Luxury / Demokratik Lüks August 30, 2015 Black Sea Traces Rampa Istanbul presents the first posthumous gallery show of Hüseyin Bahri Alptekin on September 2 on the occasion of the 14th Istanbul Biennial. The exhibition brings together over 45 works produced during the two decades on either side of the new millennium, including a selection of studies, drawings and notes from the Hüseyin Bahri Alptekin…

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Black Sea Traces

Democratic Luxury / Demokratik Lüks Thomas Büsch Rampa Istanbul presents the first posthumous gallery show of Hüseyin Bahri Alptekin on September 2 on the occasion of the 14th Istanbul Biennial. The exhibition brings together over 45 works produced during the two decades on either side of the new millennium, including a selection of studies, drawings and notes from the Hüseyin Bahri Alptekin archive. In 2007, he represented Turkey in the 52nd…

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B-fact (Black Sea, Baltic Sea, Barents Sea)

Sea Elephant Travel Agency, Istanbul presents within the frame of the Parallel Events of the 8th Istanbul Biennial (20-27 September 2003): B-fact (Black Sea, Baltic Sea, Barents Sea) Huseyin Alptekin and the Sea Elephant Travel Agency organized “B-Fact”, an off-beat, open-ended, and provocative event that unfolded over several hours. In this collaborative exhibition, he worked with Halil Altindere and Vahit Tuna in Istanbul, Minna…

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Jules Verne and the Black Sea

International Forum 2000, Sochi, Russia Hüseyin traveled with his friends Ahmet Senkart and Yildirim Arici to Sochi in 2000 to present the Sea Elephant Travel Agency to a group of interested people. In a video directed by Yildirim Arici Hüseyin explains the Travel Agency. He takes us to the beach and describes his art works he did within the frame of the Sea Elephant Travel Agency. excerpt of a video by Yildirim Arici   Guardians of the…

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Open Call for Artist and Art Professionals

Sea Elephant Travel Agency was launched by InEnArt as a online platform in memory of Hüseyin B. Alptekin who founded the Sea Elephant Travel Agency as a visual and performing arts laboratorium, focussing on inter-actions of variety of populations and cultures in the Black Sea Region. InEnArt launches the Sea Elephant Travel Agency 2013 ten years after the planned trip as an open online platform with the aim to continue tracing the imaginary…

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Related Events

Related Events Kyiv chicken cutlet by Takeshi Ito Thomas Büsch Very nice sculpture park-they made this for against buildup shopping mall. Church, craft street, Ukrainian food:) Kyiv chicken cutlet should be wet by batter.   [widgetkit id=11562] Photos by Takeshi Ito on his trip to the Ukraine Takeshi Ito has been studying in Prague since then he is a travelling artist, Istanbul, Chisinau, Kyiv. He continues to pursue his theme of “passing…

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This Secret World That Exists Right There in Public

The first group exhibition of gallery Rampa in Istanbul this secret world that exists right there in public brings together the works of Etel Adnan, Hüseyin Bahri Alptekin, Francis Alÿs, Otto Berchem, Attila Csörgő, Ergin Çavuşoğlu, Cengiz Çekil, Nilbar Güreş, Berat Işık, Çağdaş Kahriman, Yasemin Özcan, Funda Özgünaydın, İz Öztat & Zişan, Kiki Smith, and Ali Taptık until July 12th. Bringing together works that twist, open up or change…

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Democratic Luxury / Demokratik Lüks

Rampa Istanbul presents the first posthumous gallery show of Hüseyin Bahri Alptekin on September 2 on the occasion of the 14th Istanbul Biennial. The exhibition brings together over 45 works produced during the two decades on either side of the new millennium, including a selection of studies, drawings and notes from the Hüseyin Bahri Alptekin archive. In 2007, he represented Turkey in the 52nd Venice Biennial with his installation Don’t…

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