SAHA Studio Open

SAHA Studio is open to public for end-of-term exhibition and events premiering new works of artists Yasemin Nur, Onur Gökmen, Ege Kanar, Bengü Karaduman, and Merve Ünsal. Studios of artists that have been working at SAHA Studio with SAHA’s support since January, can be visited everyday 1-7 PM between September 29 and October 2. 

September 29, Wednesday
*16.00-16.30 Bengü Karaduman sound performance
14 Shadows

October 1, Friday
*16.00-17.00 Merve Ünsal & Nazlı Yayla
Lags, slips, processes
Discussing the possibility of adopting these states as a method through Merve Ünsal's research during the SAHA Studio, the conversation, shaped by the ongoing dialogues with Nazlı Yayla, aims to trace new ways and aspects that can be opened afterwards.

*17.15-18.30 Yasemin Nur & Emre Koyuncuoğlu
Yasemin Nur and theater director Emre Koyuncuoğlu, working together on stage arrangement and design since 2013, are conversing on the texts transferred/transported to the stage and their production together. The talk focuses on the stage language they produced together from different literary genres and the way they translated the literary language into the stage language.

October 2, Saturday
*13.30-14.30 SAHA Studio Participants Q&A

*15.30-17.00 SAHA Artists’ Books Launch & Conversation with Kerem Ozan Bayraktar 
with Çelenk Bafra, Yağız Özgen, Ulya Soley, Ulaş Uğur

SAHA Open Studio
29 September – 2 October 2021, every day 13.00 – 19.00
Sıraselviler Cad. No: 35, Cihangir, Beyoğlu 34433 İstanbul
For more detailed information:
Tel: +90 212 244 06 05

HES code will be checked at the entrance. The number of people at the event area is monitored and limited to 50 people.

SAHA has supported in 10 years over 400 artists, curators, writers, and art initiatives since 2011, across 39 countries and in 170 not-for-profit art institutions. Established in 2019 in Beyoglu/Istanbul, SAHA Studio provides its participants with opportunities to establish dialogues, collaborations, and learning together through the support of local and international partnerships. SAHA provides the artists with a long-term shared studio space as well as research and production funds, facilitating their research, production, presentation, and exhibition processes. SAHA Studio hosts writers and curators from abroad, in addition to hosting visual artists from various cities in Turkey, providing an opportunity for networking with the Istanbul art world. In the third edition of SAHA Studio, curator Eva Vaslamatzi from Greece was hosted by SAHA Studio in May-June through a collaboration with ARTWORKS; and she completes her research by inviting three artists from Turkey in a group exhibition in Athens. SAHA Studio’s guest writer, Murat Alat, has written on a different artist’s work each month for the SAHA Art Writing series while programing reading and discussion sessions for the SAHA Studio artists. 

SAHA Studio participants are invited by a selection and advisory committee. In 2021, artist Gülsün Karamustafa, curator Özge Ersoy, and SAHA Studio’s director, curator Çelenk Bafra selected the artists and curators for the program through nominations by the alumni and previous advisors of SAHA Studio as well as independent curators. 40 nominees’ portfolios were evaluated by the committee to invite the participants of the January-September 2021term as well as the upcoming term starting in October 2021.

SAHA Studio Selection & Advisory Committee:
 Çelenk Bafra, Özge Ersoy, Gülsün Karamustafa

Nominators: Alper Aydın, Larissa Araz, Kerem Ozan Bayraktar, Hera Büyüktaşçıyan, Özgür Demirci, Övül Durmuşoğlu, Merve Elveren, Sibel Horada, Borga Kantürk, Vasıf Kortun, Gülşah Mursaloğlu, Zeynep Öz, Metehan Özcan, Aslı Seven, Başak Şenova, Fatoş Üstek, Dilek Winchester


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