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Ulufer Çelik, Gülsün Karamustafa, Baha Görkem Yalım

“Sleeping with a Vengeance, Dreaming of a Life”

SAHA provides production support for Ulufer Çelik, Gülsün Karamustafa and Baha Görkem Yalım, who are invited to Württembergischer Kunstverein in Stuttgart for the exhibition “Sleeping with a Vengeance, Dreaming of a Life” held between 19 October 2019 – 12 January 2020. Württembergischer Kunstverein is showing the most comprehensive version to date of the exhibition “Sleeping with a Vengeance, Dreaming of a Life”, which was previously sketched out in Greece, China, and the Czech Republic. Ruth Noack has invited more than 40 artists from different cultural contexts to negotiate contemporary politics of sleep and dreaming. In recent decades, sleep has been turned into a resource, tied to production, consumption, warfare, and biopolitics, while people are simultaneously enticed to sleep less and to sleep more productively. How, then, can we keep dreaming? Yet history shows that sleep can turn resistant, for instance when someone sleeps while they should be working or sleeps where they are not supposed to, say in public space. And to dream can be seen as an act toward imagining the good life, as in Martin Luther King’s famous sentence: “I have a dream . . .”

Artists: lorencia Almirón, Clara Amaral, Alaa Abu Asad, Ibon Aranberri, Zbyněk Baladrán, Matthijs de Bruijne, Livio Casanova, Ulufer Çelik, Agata Cieślak, Alice Creischer, Chris Curreri, Anna Dacqué, Danica Dakić, Anna Daučíková, Teresa Distelberger, Ines Doujak, Haytham el-Wardany, Gangart, Tina Gverović, Matt Hinkley, Hu Wei, Dominique Hurth, Sanja Iveković, Luis Jacob, Sanne Kabalt, Franz Kapfer, Gülsün Karamustafa, Denisa Lehocká, Miao Ying, Nabuqi, Alejandra Riera, Annette Ruenzler, Jürgen Stollhans, Isabelle Sully, Alia Syed, Leeron Tur-Kaspa, Wendelien van Oldenborgh, Simon Wachsmuth, Xie Nanxing, Xie Qi, Baha Görkem Yalim, Zheng Mahler