23/11/2007

Kitap Tanıtımı/Book Launch: MiHRiBAN-Linda Herzog

Kitap Tanıtımı
Book Launch
MiHRiBAN - Linda Herzog
www.grad.ch


23.11.2007, Cuma / Friday
18:30 - 20:30 / 6.30 pm - 8.30 pm











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"Linda Herzog 2004'den beri Istanbul'da yasiyor ve bu sehri zemin olarak kullanip Turkiye'yi enine boyuna dolasmis durumda. Bu seyahatlerinde cekmis oldugu fotograflar "MiHRiBAN"isimli yeni kitabinin icerigini olusturuyor.

Herzog cesitlilik gosteren bu fotograf calismasini - manzaradan sehir goruntulerine ve hatta portreye - bu Turkiye arastirmasi icin degerlendiriyor. Degiskenlik gosteren karsilikli etkilenmelerle yakin ve uzak planlar, doga ve kultur, gruplar ve bireylerle zihinlerde Turkiye'yle ilgili onyargi ve kliselerin otesinde gorsel bir fikir yaratiyor. Herzog'un fotograflari aciklamaya ihtiyac duymuyor, onun yerine Turkiye'deki beklenmedik ve akla gelmeyecek yabanciliklari cezbedici gorsellerle resmediyor, cunku bu pozlar bir cevap olusturmaktan ziyade daha fazla soru sorduruyorlar. Bunlar Herzog'un Turkiye'yi kesfinin izleri, onu bu ulkeye yakinlastiran ayni zamanda da yabanci kilan arastirmasinin sahitleri. Her dikkatli seyyah gibi fotograflarinda yakaladigi gercek yerelligin esasinda belki de otekiligin aciklanamaz kesinliginin yattigini, gunluk hayatin incelikleriyle, tiz, yuzeysel farkliliklarin cekiciligini kaybettigini gosteriyor."

Martin Jaeggi, Isvicre, 2007

MiHRiBAN - Linda Herzog
Passenger Books, 2007
ISBN: 978-3-940215-03-1


"Linda Herzog has been living in Istanbul since 2004 and using the city as her base, has travelled the length and breadth of Turkey. The photographs taken on these journeys form the basic stock for photographic essay currently in book format, entitled 'MiHRiBAN'.

Herzog utilizes the most varied photographic genres in her investigation of Turkey - from landscapes and cityscapes to images of specific situations and even portraits. In the changing interplay of close-ups and distance shots, nature and culture, groups and individuals, she is able to conjure up an image of Turkey beyond common preconceptions and clichés. Herzog's photographs don't attempt to explain, instead they depict Turkey's both unexpected and unsuspected alienness in images that are fascinating because they pose more questions than they answer. These are the traces of Herzog's exploration of Turkey, testimony to her search which has brought the country closer to her, but at the same time has rendered it alien, foreign. Like any alert traveller, she manages to capture in her pictures the fact that the substance of a locality lies perhaps precisely in that indecipherable otherness, in that subtlety of everyday life, which comes into view when those strident, superficial differences have lost their appeal."
Martin Jaeggi, Switzerland, 2007

MiHRiBAN: Linda Herzog
Passenger Books, 2007

ISBN: 978-3-940215-03-1

06/11/2007

Artist Walk 03: Katleen Vermeir & Ronny Heiremans

06.11.2007, Salı / Tuesday
11:00 - 16:00 arası / 11 am to 4 pm
PiST/// - Florya, Atatürk Deniz Köşkü
PiST/// - Florya, Atatürk Marine Pavilion















PiST’in Artist Information projesine pararlel olarak gerçekleştirilen bu sanatçı yürüyüşü Katleen Vermeer ve Ronny Heiremans’ın A.I.R extention #10 işleri üzerine yapılacak. Yürüyüş onlara neyin ilham verdiği hakkında kısa bir seminerle, PiST’te başlayacak.

A.I.R Projesi hakkında daha fazla bilgiiçin lütfen www.in-residence.be adresini ziyaret edin.

(Bu yürüyüşün katılımcı sayısı 16 ile sınırlandırılmıştır. Ltfen katılımınızı bize önceden bildirin. Florya’ya(‘dan) tüm toplu ulaşım ücretleri ve Florya Atatürk Köşkü’ne giriş ücreti olan 2 YTL katılımcılar tarafından ödenecektir.)



This artist walk parallel to PiST's Artist Information project will be on Katleen Vermeir’s and Ronny Heiremans’ work A.I.R extension #10 (Pavilion). They will start the walk with a brief lecture at PiST that will elaborate on what inspired them to make the work, which was presented during the course of this year’s Istanbul Biennial (in the AKM building on Taksim till November 4th).

In their ongoing A.I.R project both artists examine architecture as a significant ideological gesture. These projects take as point of departure the artists’ postindustrial space in Brussels, in which they live and work. They have been developing A.I.R as a series of mediated extensions of their private habitat, appropriating different formats and engaging in diverse collaborations. In this sense their ‘pavilion’ at AKM functions as an annex of their home and as a reference to pavilions in the art context and at world fairs where a country is represented in a condensed form. The artists consider their domestic space as an ‘exhibition’ space, albeit a representation of it. This was how they came about to consider using visuals of the Ataturk Marine Pavilion in Florya (a modernist summer residence of Atatürk, built by Seyfi Arkan in 1935), which functioned at the time as a space to exhibit Turkey’s progressive modernity. Both spaces (the Brussels loft and the Florya pavilion) are juxtaposed in the video-installation, and become mirroring clusters of meaning, in which the open floor-plan, the so-called lack of hierarchy and the use of transparency are essential. The artists will guide us to the extraordinary Marine Pavilion in Florya with Le Corbusier’s ‘Voyage d’Orient’ (1910-1911) in their pocket…

For more information on the A.I.R project please visit www.in-residence.be

(The group to attend this walk is limited by 16 people. Please let us know in advance on your participation. All public transportation costs to/from Florya and 2 YTL entrance fee to the Florya, Atatürk Marine Pavilion should be paid individually by the attendants.)

01/11/2007

Contemporary Art and Nationalism - Critical Reader

Kitap Tanıtımı ve Sunum
Book Launch and Presentation
Contemporary Art and Nationalism - Critical Reader

01.11.2007, Perşembe / Thursday
18:00 - 20:00 / 6 pm - 8 pm





18:00 - 19:00: Sezgin Boynik ve Minna Henriksson'ın sunumu, editörler

6 pm - 7 pm: Presentation by Sezgin Boynik and Minna Henriksson, editors







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"Milliyetçiliğin her geçen gun daha barizleştiği, sıradan, kaba ve şiddet içeren bir dünyada, bazıları milliyetçilikle güncel sanatı bir araya getirmeye çalışmanın çok seçkin, tek yönlü, kapalı ve bir çok açıdan sorunlu olacağı eleştirisini getirebilir. Diğer yandan milliyetçilik kültürel bir fenomen (olay) olduğundan en iyi işlenmiş ve en akılcı şekillerinin aynı zamanda en tehlikelileri olduğu tezimizi koruyoruz. Bu yüzden uyumsuz, çok kültürlü, kozmopolit, ilerleyen, zarif ve beyaz duvarlı bir çağdaş galeri misali bir milliyetçilik şekli, disiplinli ve popülist bir milliyetçilikten sadece bir nebze incelikle farklılık gosteriyor." Sezgin Boynik ve Minna Henriksson, Giriş

Güncel Sanat ve Milliyetçilik -Eleştirel okuması "EXIT" Priştina Güncel Sanat Enstitüsü ve MM Yayınları - Priştina "Gani Bobi" İnsani Çalışmalar Merkezi tarafından Ağustos 2007'de yayınlandı.

Bu yayın, editorleri Henriksson ve Boynik'in giriş yazısıyla, milliyetçiliğin kültürel politikası ve güncel sanat pratiklerini bağlayan 17 makaleyi içeriyor. Makalelerin çoğunluğu daha önce yayınlanmamış ve bu yayın için özel olarak yazılmıştır.

Yayındaki yazarlar şunlardır: Boris Buden, Sezgin Boynik, Branislav Dimitrijevic, Marina Grzinic, Mika Hannula, Nebojsa Jovanovic, Erden Kosova, Sarat Maharaj, Kobena Mercer, Suzana Milevska, Rastko Mocnik, Marita Muukkonen, Simon Sheikh, Ivor Stodolsky, Misko Suvakovic, Margaret Tali, Paul Wilson

Contemporary Art and Nationalism: Criticial Reader (Editörler Minna Henriksson ve Sezgin Boynik), Pristina: Institute of Contemporary Art “EXIT", Center for Humanistic Studies “Gani Bobi”, 2007. İngilizce, 267 sayfa,
ISBN: 978-9951-8744-0-3
25 YTL



“One could offer the criticism that trying to connect nationalism with contemporary art is a very elitist, self-referential, hermetic project, and problematic in a number of other ways, in a world where each day nationalism takes more bare, banal, vulgar, and violent forms. Nonetheless, our thesis maintains that because nationalism is a cultural phenomenon, its most processed and intelligent forms are at the same time the most dangerous. So, nationalism of a non-conformist, multicultural, cosmopolitan, progressive, refined, and contemporary white-cube galleries’ kind, is differentiated from the disciplined and populist nationalism only in degrees of sophistication.” Introduction, Sezgin Boynik and Minna Henriksson

Contemporary Art and Nationalism – Critical Reader has been published by Pristina Institute for Contemporary Art “Exit” and MM-Publications – Center for Humanistic Studies “Gani Bobi”, Pristina, and came out in August, 2007.

The publication contains introduction by the editors, Henriksson and Boynik, and 17 articles on the topic of connection of contemporary art practices and cultural policies to nationalism. The articles are mainly previously unpublished and written specifically for this publication.

The writers to the publication are: Boris Buden, Sezgin Boynik, Branislav Dimitrijevic, Marina Grzinic, Mika Hannula, Nebojsa Jovanovic, Erden Kosova, Sarat Maharaj, Kobena Mercer, Suzana Milevska, Rastko Mocnik, Marita Muukkonen, Simon Sheikh, Ivor Stodolsky, Misko Suvakovic, Margaret Tali, Paul Wilson

Contemporary Art and Nationalism: Criticial Reader (Edited by Minna Henriksson and Sezgin Boynik), Pristina: Institute of Contemporary Art “EXIT", Center for Humanistic Studies “Gani Bobi”, 2007. English language, 267 pages,
ISBN: 978-9951-8744-0-3
25 YTL