SAHA Association is proud to announce a multi-year commitment as a member of Protocinema’s International Commissioning Committee to fund of the production of commissioned artworks by artists from Turkey, to be presented outside of Turkey. Protocinema, founded in 2011 by Mari Spirito, is an international art organization operating from both Istanbul and New York. Through this long-term partnership, SAHA supports Protocinema to continue its engagement of artists, curators, and writers from Turkey in the global arena through commissions, exhibitions, and public programs.
Protocinema is a cross-cultural art organization that commissions and presents site-aware art around the world. Their purpose is to support dialogue between cultures on equal footing and create opportunities for listening & expression. By doing so, Protocinema aids the development of relationships both at the mindfully local & globally interconnected levels. Protocinema advocates for empathy, working towards an understanding of difference across regions through its exhibitions, commissions, public programs, publications, and mentorship. Founded in 2011 by Mari Spirito, Protocinema is an ambulant nonprofit 501(c)3, free of ‘brick and mortar.’ Our locations are varied, responding both to global concerns and changing conditions on the ground.