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Conceived as a cross-referencing, it includes key essays by Defne Ayas, David Kazanjian, and Wendy Meryem Kural Shaw, with short image readings by Ruben Arevshatyan, Tûba Çandar, Rakel Dink, Özge Ersoy, Uwe Fleckner, Karin Karakaşlı, Aaron Schuster, and Jalal Toufic.

Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts

Hüseyin Bahri Alptekin. Facts, Incidents, Accidents, Circumstances, Situations
Ali Akay, Sezgin Boynik, Duygu Demir, Krzysztof Pijarski, Joanna Sokołowska

© Muzeum Sztuki
November 2013


"Resistance" was available at the launch of the pavilion with two separate editions in Turkish and English and are sold in major bookstores.

Yapı Kredi Publications

Adnan Yıldız
KIBLENÜMA is a form of publication composed of texts and images from the research and production process of the exhibition project, A History of Inspiration, part of the summer program, Nouvelles Vagues, of the Palais de Tokyo, Paris. A limited number of copies (10.000) will be distributed, free of charge, during the exhibition at Palais de Tokyo.

Palais de Tokyo
Summer 2013

Do It - The Compendium
Hans Ulrich Obrist
Curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Do It began in Paris in 1993 as a conversation between the artists Christian Boltanski and Bertrand Lavier and Obrist himself, who was experimenting with how exhibition formats could be rendered more flexible and open-ended. 

Independent Curators International (ICI)

Museums of the South
Manuel J. Borja-Villel

Museu D

Bureaux de change
Alex Farquharson

Frieze No:101
September 2006

Mapping International Exhibitions
Bruce Ferguson, Reesa Greenberg and Sandy Nairne

Art & Design, No.52

“From the Arab Spring to Athens, From Occupy Wall Street to Moscow”: Regional Accents and the Rhetorical Cartography of Power
Ronald Walter Greenea & Kevin Douglas Kuswab

Rhetoric Society Quarterly Vol. 42, No. 3
June 2012

Art in Public Space
Mary Jane Jacob

The Exhibitionist No.2
June 2010

Preface to “Occupy: Three Inquiries in Disobedience”
W. J. T. Mitchell

Critical Inquiry, Vol. 39, No. 1
Autumn 2012

Some Problems in Transcultural Curating
Gerardo Mosquera

Kala Press

Culture Class: Art, Creativity, Urbanism
Martha Rosler

Hermes Lecture Foundation

Why Does Fred Sandback’s Work Make Me Cry?
Andrea Fraser

Grey Room #22
Winter 2005

Ha Za Vu Zu
Celine Condorelli, Vasıf Kortun, Nazım Dikbaş, Jean-Marc Huitorel, Ha Za Vu Zu
This book documents a form of cabin fever experienced by Istanbul based collective Ha Za Vu Zu during their fifty eight days residency at the Frac des Pays de la Loire, Nantes. Ha Za Vu Zu were invited to participate in the "23e Ateliers Internationaux du Frac des Pavs de la Loire" by Vasıf Kortun, interviewed here by Celine Condorelli.

FRAC des Pays de la Loire
March 2011

Ahmet Öğüt: Informal Incidents

March 2008

Bashir Borlakov: Fictional Reality

April 2009

Can Altay: Pigeons are People

November 2010

A Şener Özmen Book | Bir Şener Özmen Kitabı

April 2011

Aslı Çavuşoğlu: Mercury in Retrograde

In this book, you might be looking for a narrative of Aslı Çavuşoğlu and her artistic practice but you might find something else.

September 2012

dOCUMENTA (13) Catalog 1/3 - The Book of Books

First volume of dOCUMENTA (13) catalog brings together essays, artists’ projects, and a garland of dOCUMENTA (13)’s core themes.

September 2012

dOCUMENTA (13) Catalog 2/3 - The Logbook

The Logbook, second volume of dOCUMENTA (13) catalogue, documents the continuous formulation and recurrence of ideas, manifestations, and discussions with artists, writers, and thinkers.

November 2012

dOCUMENTA (13) Catalog 3/3 - The Guidebook

The Guidebook, third volume of dOCUMENTA (13) catalog, is entirely devoted to the artists; each artist is introduced in an illustrated essay.

August 2012

Füsun Onur
With a foreword by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, a text by Defne Ayas, a conversation between Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Hans Ulrich Obrist, and Füsun Onur, and a chronology by Burcu Pelvanoğlu.

BUCHHANDLUNG Walther König, Cologne
June 2012

Manifesta 9: The Deep of the Modern
Cuauhtémoc Medina, Dawn Ades, Katerina Gregos
The catalogue of Manifesta 9 is available online.

July 2012

Intense Proximity - An Anthology of the Near and the Far

Intense Proximity - An Anthology of the Near and the Far is a tool of theoretical thinking about the relations between art and anthropology from the beginning of the 21st century to the present day through essays written by the curators of La Triennale and guest authors, and through reference texts written for the occasion.

May 2012

Performance Art - From Futurism to the Present (3rd edition)
RoseLee Goldberg
Performance Art - From Futurism to Present maps the rise of performance art through the 20th and 21st centuries.

November 2011

The Catalogue - Untitled (12th Istanbul Biennial), 2011

The catalogue of the 12th Istanbul Biennial features, alongside articles on the biennial’s conceptual framework, photographs of the artworks as installed at the biennial venue.

September 2011

Bent 001: Pavement Myth-The Life of the Pavement’s Wolf (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
Masist Gül
During the 80's Masist Gül conceived and made by hand a series of 6 books with the title "Kaldırım Destanı – Kaldırımlar Kurdunun Hayatı" (Pavement Myth – The Life of the Pavement's Wolf) using a periodical comic book format.

BAS İstanbul Sanat Araştırmaları Derneği
May – October 2006

Bent 002: TakipPoursuite
Aslı Çavuşoğlu
TakipPoursuite is a crime story by Aslı Çavuşoğlu. It was constructed entirely with sentences or parts of sentences from language phrase books. One Japanese-Turkish and two French-Turkish books were used.

BAS İstanbul Sanat Araştırmaları Derneği
June 2006

Bent 003
Emre Hüner
Like a collector, Hüner builds an archive of things. Painting them by hand in tempera, he groups and categorizes each element and files it on a page.

BAS İstanbul Sanat Araştırmaları Derneği
February 2007

Bent 004: SSS Shore Scene Soundtrack
Cevdet Erek
It explains in detail to the reader how one can mimic the sea, how this can be done simply for oneself or formally as a performance.

BAS İstanbul Sanat Araştırmaları Derneği
February 2008

Bent 005: KILAVUZ
Atıl Kunst
Kılavuz is a guide to the standardized tests SBS, OKS and OYS.

BAS İstanbul Sanat Araştırmaları Derneği
March 2009