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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


"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

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

Interview with Füsun Onur (in Turkish)
Evrim Altuğ

7 January 2013

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

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 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