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 Rott…

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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

…s. So, we are looking for different kind of communications as an agency, a travel agency project. We look for and construct exchanges with many towns and seas in the region.“ (Hüseyin) image: black sea map, part of an artwork by Hüseyin Bahri Alptekin   Hüseyin’s found Objects from the Black Sea Region Images from SALT Research Hüseyin-Alptekin-Archive   In his works, Hüseyin Alptekin seeks to produce a mapping of another geography…

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Hüseyin B. Alptekin

…in London. From 2000-2004, he ran a non-profit artists’ collective called “Sea Elephant Travel Agency.” He was involved with various collectives and collaborative work, including his early work with M D Morris, Grup Grip-in that he founded with his students at Bilkent University, the meetings arranged at LOFT, the Bunker Research Group and Barn Research Group (BRG). The artist’s solo exhibitions are “I Am Not A Studio Artist”, SALT, Istanbul (2011…

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Agency of Unrealized Projects

…er the past several years and comprised seven discrete projects, including Agency of Unrealized Projects (AUP). View of Agency of Unrealized Projects, Kopfbau, Basel, 2011. Courtesy of e-flux, New York. A new open call for unrealized projects was launched on the occasion of a Berlin edition of AUP in collaboration with the Berliner Künstlerprogramm/ DAAD. Additionally, numerous Berlin artists, as well as former and current guests of the Berliner K…

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Projects

…ainstream society, as we find it in the daily capuling protests in Turkey. Sea Elephant Travel Agency launched May 2013 in memory of Hüseyin B. Alptekin and offering an open forum that focusses on inter-actions of variety of populations and cultures in the Black Sea Region. Istanbul Design Week, the InEnArt-Team and the Institute for Arts and Media Management (FU Berlin) produced Videos of central events, interviews with designers and Multimedia i…

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Projects

…ainstream society, as we find it in the daily capuling protests in Turkey. Sea Elephant Travel Agency launched May 2013 in memory of Hüseyin B. Alptekin and offering an open forum that focusses on inter-actions of variety of populations and cultures in the Black Sea Region. Istanbul Design Week, the InEnArt-Team and the Institute for Arts and Media Management (FU Berlin) produced Videos of central events, interviews with designers and Multimedia i…

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Artists / Friends

…Henriksson, IRWIN, Hans Isaksson, Staffan Jofjell, Kristina Junzell, Shalva Khakhanashvili, Kaija Kiuru, Rodrigo Mallea Lira, Mihnea Mircan, Edi Muka, Ylva Ogland, Alexander Vaindorf , Timo Vartianen, Vahit Tuna, Åsa-Viktoria Wihlborg, Iliko Zautashvilis Sea Elephant Travel Agency and Hüseyin Alptekin organized “B-Fact”, an off-beat, open-ended, and provocative event that unfolded over several hours. In this collaborative exhibition, Hüseyin Alpt…

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