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Encounters in Critical and Contemporary Art 1990s to date: Turkey

Encounters in Critical and Contemporary Art 1990s to date: Turkey

The texts brought together here, which have diverse perspectives on the issues of then and now, might be understood as suggesting a critical review of the trajectory of contemporary art in Turkey for the past 20 years.

Open Systems published a quarterly journal (Issue 2, Spring 2013) which focuses on the trajectory of contemporary art in Turkey as well as an interdisciplinary online exhibition. SAHA provided support for the production of the publication and online exhibition. A hard copy of the year book publication compiling the four issues will be produced at the end of the project.

Issue 2, Spring 2013
Guest editors: Aslı Çetinkaya and Merve Ünsal
Title: Encounters in Critical and Contemporary Art 1990s to date: Turkey

It can be widely agreed upon that contemporary art in Turkey which gained a significant momentum in early 1990s has a relatively established structure now, with its institutions and a growing market. However it is also often said that the political and social vein which shaped many practices and senses of community and collaboration seem to have left the contemporary art scene with the growing institutionalization. The texts brought together here, which have diverse perspectives on the issues of then and now, might be understood as suggesting a critical review of the trajectory of contemporary art in Turkey for the past 20 years.

Contributors: Sezgin Boynik, Burak Delier, Elmas Deniz, Özge Ersoy, Berin Gölönü, İlhan Ozan

http://www.openspace-zkp.org/2013/en/journal2.php?a=0

About the Online Exhibition

ARTSLAB 2, Spring 2013

Project curator: Işın Önol

Title of the exhibition: with/in/significant other

Participating artist: Bogomir Doringer, Shilpa Gupta, Ashley Hunt, Berat Işık, Ralph Kistler, Mario Rizzi, Stefanie Wuschitz / Claudia Eipeldauer / Philipp Lammer and Zorica Zafirovska

http://www.openspace-zkp.org/2013/en/artslab2.php?a=0