Kéraban the Inflexible by Jules Verne

The project, “Sea Elephant Travel Agency” is based on one of the novels of Jules Verne. The title is “Kéraban-le-Têtu” in French, the English title is “Keraban the Inflexible”. The novel starts from Istanbul and goes all around the Black Sea and ends in Istanbul. It’s a less known novel of Jules Verne but it’s quiet interesting. The story is about Keraban, a Turkish tobacco merchant living in Istanbul. When Van Mitten, one of his agents from…

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Loft Story

…On the occasion of the Istanbul Biennial 2001 the Sea Elephant Travel Agency presented the exhibition “Loft Story” on September 22nd in Istanbul. Participating artists were: Hüseyin Alptekin, Serkan Ozkaya, Can Altay, Natasa Ilic, Erden Kosova, Zeigam Azizov, Emre Erkal, Mihai Craciun, Nicolas Petrovitch Njegosh, Edi Muka, Ricky Ford, Yuan Shun, Vahit Tuna, Tugce U. Tuna and Halil Altindere….

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Journey To the Black Sea

„In the project there will be a boat journey and the artists from these countries and from all over the world will participate in the voyage. They will realise projects on the boat and the boat will be like a laboratory. In each port or venue there will be some manifestations and events. The distance, the communication and points of communication are very much spread. When you are in and around the Black Sea you end up through out in different…

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Hüseyin B. Alptekin

Hüseyin Bahri Alptekin (İzmir, 1957-2007) studied aesthetics, philosophy of art, and sociology in Ankara and Paris. He worked as a photographer for SIPA Press and wrote for various publications as an art and design critic. Alptekin lectured at Ankara Bilkent University and Istanbul Bilgi University. Starting in the early 1990s, Alptekin focused on an artistic production that explored the effects of globalization, immigration, and exile, cross…

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Agency of Unrealized Projects

View of proposition for a Museum of Unrealized Projects made by Alejandro Aravena “Agency Of Unrealized Projects“ (AUP) is a project by e-flux and the Serpentine Gallery London devised by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Julieta Aranda, Anton Vidokle and Julia Peyton-Jones. The Berlin edition of AUP is conceived in collaboration with Berliner Künstlerprogramm/DAAD. It is a public database of censored, forgotten, postponed, impossible or rejected art…

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Projects

explore – share – inspire Content will be not only consumed, but further more it can be modified and extended by additional posts. This forum will offer the opportunity to make comments and create and deliver individual expressions. The platform acts as an experimental, cultural network; different topoi will be actively discussed and modified, not only in word posts, but also in form of all available multimedia technologies. InEnArt is be…

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Projects

explore – share – inspire Content will be not only consumed, but further more it can be modified and extended by additional posts. This forum will offer the opportunity to make comments and create and deliver individual expressions. The platform acts as an experimental, cultural network; different topoi will be actively discussed and modified, not only in word posts, but also in form of all available multimedia technologies. InEnArt is be…

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Artists / Friends

A list of LOFT attendants (regular and irregular) listed in ‘I am Not a Studio Artist’ – a comprehensive selection of works by Hüseyin Alptekin: Zeynep Ağartan, Erdağ Aksel, Can Altay, Halil Altındere, Selda Asal, Nancy Atakan, Dilek Başgürboğa, Eti Behar, Bashir Borlakov, Çiğdem Borucu, Sezgin Boynik, Thomas Büesch, Tan Cemal, Eda Cufer, Tunç Ali Çam, Aylin Çaylak Yegül, Burak Delier, Leyla Gediz, Nazim Hikmet…

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