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Banu Cennetoğlu & Yasemin Özcan, Emre Erkal

SAHA provided support for the production of the new works by the artists.

The second edition of Project Biennial D-­0 ARK Underground (26 April – 26 September)  invited three artists from Turkey in 2013: Banu Cennetoğlu, Yasemin Özcan and Emre Erkal. The exhibition featured a work by Cennetoğlu and Özcan: “What is it that you are worried about?” whilst Erkal created an installation entitled “Paleontology of Aspirations”. SAHA provided support for the production of the new works by the artists.   The first Biennial was realized in 2011. The partner countries were the Republic of Serbia and Montenegro, and the selectors were Branislav Dimitrijevic and Petar Cukovic. It was curated by Branislav Dimitrijevic. There were  44 participating artists and most of the artworks are still exhibited at theshelter. The Council of Europe proclaimed this project as a Cultural Event of Europe. The project also has strong support from UNESCO. The second edition of the Project Biennial D-0 ARK Underground in Bosnia and Herzegovina curated by Basak Senova and Branko Franceschi who have their paired curatorial statements under the titles Time Cube and The Castle and selected 35 international projects.             The Project Biennial of Contemporary Art, D-0 ARK Underground will take place in Konjic, a small Bosnian town, in a Atomic shelter named ARK, which Yugoslav army built between 1953 and 1979. This shelter occupies a space of 6.500m² and consists of 12 connected blocks.   Artist List
Adel Abidin, Alban Muja, Alfredo Pirri, Almin Zrno, Apparatus 22 ve Studio Basar,  Armin Linke, Autopsia, Banu Cennetoğlu & Yasemin Özcan, Brian Dailey, Carl Michael von Hausswolff, Carlo Crovato, Conor McGrady, Cynthia Zaven, Dalibor Marinis, Danica Dakic, Daniel Garcia Andujar, Dario Solman, Edin Numankadic, Edo Murtic, Emre Erkal, Ibro Hasanovic, Igor Bosnjak, Janos Sugar, Kim Cascone, Laibach, Luchezar Boyadjiev, Miroslaw Balka, Nenad Malesevic, Nemanja Cvijanovic, Renata Poljak, Paul Devens, Saeri Kiritani, Simona Dumitriu, Stealth.unlimited and Yane Calovski.

About the projects

Banu Cennetoğlu and Yasemin Özcan, in this joint project “What is it that you are worried about?”, seek the assistance of a non – artistic discipline to measure the energies circulating in the physical space of  Facility D-0, Tito’s Atomic War Command aka ARK. The “object” which was built to accommodate and protect 350 people and enable the successful management and leadership of the armed forces in the event of nuclear war, will be put through an energy scan by an habitat and human energy rebalancing coach Zeynep Sevil Güven who uses synchronically different protocols to reveal the invisible data of a space.

Emre Erkal, in his installation “Paleontology of Aspirations”, seek an answer for the question of “What exists behind the tunnels and walls of the bunker?”. This installation is a kind of paleontologic experiment which placed within a wooden box, a model made of a series of plexiglass layers.