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Seçil Yaylalı


Seçil Yaylalı is invited to hold a solo show for the new project of rum46 titled Room for Improved Futures (7 June–1 July 2018). SAHA supported the production of the new work by Seçil Yaylalı.

The project attempts to investigate the visual symbols with which people define their identities. These symbols can depend on their homeland, personal history, culture and feeling of longing in any kind of personal approaches. The logography/logogram (sign with a meaning), as found in prehistoric civilizations, is created with these symbols. Seçil Yaylalı believes that this will give important clues about the visual semiotics of the public in connection with location.

The project has been first realized in Gellerup, a special multicultural neighborhood of Aarhus. The logography is collected from different geographies. All the logographs have been put together in stencils. These stencils are to be used by the visitors of the Cross Cuts Alternative Art Fair Copenhagen 2016.

Participating Artists: Sergiy Petlyuk, Agnieszka Wolodzko, Zhenia Oliynyk, Maj Hasager, Tatiana Fiodorova, Iryna Solovey, Line Sandvad Mengers Birgitte Ejdrup Christensen, Seçil Yaylalı, Jens Strandberg, Kim Rygiel, Marianne Heier, Stevpen Shukaitis, Zeenath Hasan, Ilona Demchenko.

About Seçil Yaylalı

Seçil Yaylalı (1972, Istanbul) is a visual artist with a background of City Planning, Industrial Design and Visual Arts. She has realized participatory art projects with different social groups such as forced migrants in Diyarbakir and Ramallah, psychiatric patients in Novara, teenagers in Alexandria, Berlin, Barcelona, Istanbul, migrant workers in Beirut, and street vendors in Turin. In each project she creates an environment that supports collaborative production according to the specific needs/ wills of participants. Shared time and relations experience lead the group to reach a common aim as product.

About rum46

rum46 started as a non-profit exhibition space for contemporary art in 1995 – initiated by students from the Jutland Academy of Fine Arts in Aarhus, Denmark. Today it is run by 3 members with backgrounds from Det Jyske Kunstakademi, Rietveld Art Akademi in Amsterdam, Art History/Århus University. As an artist-curator collective rum46´s curatorial practice is today characterized through the key words socio-political and exchange.