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Curators of the 3rd Istanbul Design Biennial Announced

on Wednesday, 10 June 2015. Posted in ---2015--- , July

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Beatriz Colomina and Mark Wigley have been appointed curators of the 3rd Istanbul Design Biennial, to be held from 22 October to 4 December 2016.

Internationally renowned architectural historian and theorist Beatriz Colomina is Professor of Architecture and Founding Director of the Program in Media and Modernity at Princeton University. Her books include Manifesto Architecture: The Ghost of Mies (Sternberg Press, 2014), Clip/Stamp/Fold: The Radical Architecture of Little Magazines 196X-197X (2010), Domesticity at War (2007), Privacy and Publicity: Modern Architecture as Mass Media (1994) and Sexuality and Space (1992). She is curator with a team of Princeton Ph.D. students of the exhibitions Clip/Stamp/Fold: The Radical Architecture of Little Magazines 196X-197X (which opened at Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York, 2006 and has travelled to 11 venues worldwide), Playboy Architecture, 1953-79 (which opened at NAi Maastricht, 2012 and was at the DAM (Deutsche Architektur Museum) in Frankfurt in 2014, and Radical Pedagogies: Architectural Education in a Time of Disciplinary Instability (Lisbon Triennale, 2013 and Venice Biennale 2014).

Architecture historian, theorist, and critic from New Zealand based in New York, Mark Wigley is Professor and Dean Emeritus of Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation. He is an architectural theorist, critic, and historian from New Zealand who is based in New York. The author of The Architecture of Deconstruction: Derrida's Haunt (1993), White Walls, Designer Dresses: The Fashioning of Modern Architecture (1995), and Constant's New Babylon: The Hyper-Architecture of Desire (1998), he coedited, with Catherine de Zegher, The Activist Drawing: Retracing Situationist Architectures from Constant's New Babylon to Beyond, (2001) and was one of the founders of Volume magazine. He has curated exhibitions at the MoMA in New York, the Witte de With in Rotterdam, The Drawing Center in New York, and the CCA in Montreal. His forthcoming book is Buckminster Fuller Inc.: Architecture in the Age of Radio.

The Istanbul Design Biennial, taking place since 2012, aims to bring together a diverse cross section of design ideas, exploring a wide range of fields concerning design. Seeding ideas and fostering dialogue and intersections within the creative and academic community, the biennial operates on a network of national and international collaborations with cultural agents, institutions, universities and companies. Using the city as a dynamic space for projects, actions and interventions the biennial tackles global design problems by discussing the notion of design, stimulating critical debate, foregrounding underexplored or overlooked aspects of society and prompting further investigation into and exchange about emerging conditions of our world. Committed to design as a tool for understanding the complex role of design in today’s society the biennial as a progressive discussion platform is in permanent transformation.

The conceptual framework of the 3rd Istanbul Design Biennial, organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts from 22 October to 4 December 2016, will be announced at a press conference in December 2015 by the curators Beatriz Colomina and Mark Wigley.

The 3rd Istanbul Design Biennial Advisory Board Members are managing director of Finnish design company Artek Marianne Goebl; architect and founder of architecture studio Superpool Selva Gürdoğan; designer, historian, architecture critic and curator Gökhan Karakuş; John H. Bryan Chair and Curator of Architecture and Design at the Art Institute of Chicago and curator of the 2nd Istanbul Design Biennial Zoë Ryan; and Founding Director Vitra Design Museum, President C.I.R.E.C.A. Domaine de Boisbuchet Alexander von Vegesack.

Beatriz Colomina and Mark Wigley

Beatriz Colomina and Mark Wigley Photo: Max Zambelli

British Council marks 75th year in Turkey

on Tuesday, 07 July 2015. Posted in ---2015--- , July

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British Council’s journey in Turkey started in 1940 in the leadership of our founder Michael Grant with the intent to develop cultural relations between Turkey and Britain. and still continues today. The institution will be celebrating the joy of 75 years in Turkey with various events and campaigns to be held throughout the year.

Artists and Galleries from Turkey at Basel Art Week

on Thursday, 25 June 2015. Posted in ---2015--- , July

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Turkish artist's Güneş Terkol's installation one + one = good was on view at Galeri NON's booth at LISTE in Basel this summer from 16-21 June 2015.

Güneş Terkol, one+one=good

Güneş Terkol, one+one=good, installation view of Galeri NON's booth at LISTE 20, 2015

What began as an initiative by young gallerists in 1996, developed into one of the most important fairs dedicated exclusively to new galleries and primarily to young art. For 20 years, the fair has been making relevant contributions to the promotion of young artists and galleries. The intentionally low number of 79 galleries and the high level of sophistication of those galleries are reasons for LISTE’s success, international reputation and drawing power. For many years now, many young, ambitious galleries have sought to be a part of this important art event.


From 15-20 June, Istanbul based Galeri Zilberman participated in VOLTA with a solo show by "Extrastruggle" aka Memed Erdener. His presentation focused on two deadly issues: the notorious Diyarbakır Prison, one of the worst prisons in the world according to The Times, known for its practice of torture on its inmates after the military coup of 1980, and the fact that there is still no National Slavery Museum in the United States in 2015. Using the pseudonym "Extrastruggle," artist Memed Erdener searches for conscience in people’s genocide of animals, people and gods.

Extrastruggle aka Memed Erdener with Galeri Zilbermann at VOLTA 2015

Works by Extrastruggle aka Memed Erdener, installation view at Galeri Zilbermann's booth at VOLTA 2015

VOLTA, the renowned art fair for new and emerging art, debuted in Basel in 2005 as a collaboration between dealers and friends. The aim was to secure a platform for international galleries beyond young art stalwart Liste and market heavyweight Art Basel. In combination with the curatorial mind of Artistic Director Amanda Coulson, eclectic and dynamic presentations with a strong focus on solo presentations find a stage as refined as at the main fair.


Galerie Nathalie Obadia presented works by SARKIS at the main fair Art Basel from 16-19 June 2015. SARKIS is currently representing Turkey at the 56th Venice Biennial. His works are also part of the exhibition at this year's Armenian Pavilion.

SARKIS, installation view at Nathalie Obadia's booth at Art Basel 2015

SARKIS, Conversation entre mon atelier et Joraï, 2001-2002, wood maquette, neons, plexiglas, transformer, ancient sculpture (XIX-XX Century, Vietnam) 120 x 131 x 147 cm, installation view at Nathalie Obadia's booth at Art Basel 2015

ArtInternational Istanbul announces Galleries for 2015

on Saturday, 04 July 2015. Posted in ---2015--- , July

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This year's ArtInternational Istanbul will host 83 galleries from Turkey and abroad in its third edition this fall. Galleries from 24 countries, from Bulgaria to Spain and from China to Italy, are set to take part in the international contemporary art fair, scheduled to run between 4-6 September at the Haliç Congress Center on the Golden Horn coast.

First-time participants will include London-based Victoria Miro Gallery, Sakshi Gallery from Mumbai, Aspan Gallery from the Kazakh city of Almaty, Hong Kong's Galerie du Monde and Aicon Gallery. Major galleries such as Paul Kasmin Gallery, Pearl Lam Galleries, Gallery Lelong, Deweer Gallery and Robert Miller Gallery will be returning to the fair this year. Participants from Turkey include artSümer, Dirimart, Galerist, Galeri Nev, Galeri Zilberman, Pi Artworks, Rampa, Sanatorium and x-ist, as well as new additions Kuad and The Empire Project.

This year's fair will coincide with the upcoming İstanbul Biennial, another highly anticipated international event on the city's contemporary art calendar, set to take place from 5 September - 1 November in its 14th edition.

For further information and updates, visit www.artinternational15.com.

ArtInternational Istanbul 2015

Artwork by Ali Taptik, from the series: “It’s not fair!”, artist commission for ARTINTERNATIONAL

Burhan Doğançay’s “Stonewall” donated to Istanbul Modern

on Wednesday, 01 July 2015. Posted in ---2015--- , July

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Angela Doğançay, wife of Burhan Doğançay, a leading figure of the art scene in Turkey who passed away in 2013, has donated one work from his latest series to the Istanbul Museum of Modern Art.

Dogancay's Stonewall donated to Istanbul Modern

The painting, which was displayed at this museum in 2012 in an exhibition titled “Fifty Years of Urban Walls: A Burhan Doğançay Retrospective” that included 120 works from the artist’s 14 periods, was donated to mark the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the founding of Istanbul Modern and in honor of Oya and Bülent Eczacıbaşı. “Stonewall” is a significant example of the variety of styles that Doğançay developed over the years on the theme of urban walls that recurs in his work. The collaboration between Istanbul Modern and the Doğançay Museum, which both celebrate their 10th anniversary, is once again strengthened with this donation.

“Stonewall” is part of the “Double Realism” series that comprises 36 works. A subsection of this series, titled “Tires”, uses automobile tires as pictorial and installation material. As part of “Tires” series, “Stonewall” is a response to a local scene that Doğançay encountered in his explorations of walls in Turkey and abroad. The “Apprentice Wanted” and “Open 24 Hours” signs on the wall of a tire repair shop in the city of Milas in the province of Muğla reflects lives in different cities lived with a consciousness of urbanization. With its wealth of three-dimensional material, it offers the viewer an experience more like that of an installation overflowing from the surface than that of a painting.

Burhan Doğançay speaks the energetic language of urban life, capturing what causes a place to remain in his memory and what shapes contemporary urban culture as he takes notes, sketches, records and reproduces. He reminds us that his works are fictions that are masterfully arranged and clad in artistic language. Because this fictional imagery constitutes the foundation of his practice, his imaginary personal world is reflected in the expressionism of his work. Doğançay explains this process as follows: “I take the documentary and transform it into something abstract so that the real and unreal are side-by-side.” The investigative and analytical sketches he made as he prepared his wall pieces constitute the first pictorial surfaces on which he recorded what he observed of urban life. The sketch for “Stonewall”, which was donated along with the work itself, reflects a meticulous practice based on investigation. It also presents clues about the process through which the work came into being.

Burhan Doğançay’s work is represented in the collections of 70 leading museums around the world, including the Metropolitan Museum and Guggenheim Museum in New York, Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Humblebæk, the Victoria & Albert Museum and the British Museum in London, the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Pinakothek der Modernein Munich, the Moderna Museet in Stockholm; as well as in prominent private collections.

Istanbul Modern, which has served as a venue for a variety of artistic branches and has had more than 5 million visitors since it opened, continues to be a multi-dimensional conduit for communication that unites art and the quotidian. Through new purchases and donations that augment its collection, the museum brings together the most notable examples of different fields of expression such as painting, sculpture, photography, drawing, installation and video with a wealth of variety that stretches from the beginnings of modern art to contemporary creations.

Art International Announces Participating Galleries For 2015

on Friday, 17 July 2015. Posted in July, ---2015--- , August

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ArtInternational Istanbul 2015 will feature 88 galleries from 24 countries spanning Europe, North America, South America, the Middle East, Central Asia, India and China. Several galleries will be attending the fair for the first time including VICTORIA MIRO (London), SAKSHI GALLERY (Mumbai), ASPAN GALLERY (Almaty), GARLERIE DU MONDE (Hong Kong) and AICON GALLERY (New York & London).

Turkish galleries KUAD, ÖKTEM&AYKUT and THE EMPIRE PROJECT will participate for the first time, joining previous participants: .artSümer, DIRIMART, GALERIST, GALLERY NEV ANKARA, PI ARTWORKS, SANATORIUM, RAMPA, X-IST and GALERI ZILBERMAN.

Art International 2015 - 5,6 September 2015

Through the support of the Catalan government, twelve galleries from Art Barcelona (Associació de Galeries) will participate in the fair, including ADN GALERÍA, ÀNGELS BARCELONA, GALERIA JOAN GASPAR, MIGUEL MARCUS GALLERY, N2 GALERÍA, POLIGRAFA OBRA GRÁFICA, GALERIA JOAN PRATS, GALERIA SICART, GALERIA SENDA, GALERIA CARLES TACHÉ PROJECTS, GALERIA TRAMA and VALID FOTO BCN GALLERY.

For its third edition, a number of leading galleries will be joining ARTINTERNATIONAL, participating alongside returning exhibitors including PAUL KASMIN GALLERY (New York), PEARL LAM GALLERIES (Hong Kong, Shanghai & Singapore), KUKJE GALLERY/TINA KIM GALLERY (Seoul/New York), GALERIE LELONG (Paris), KALFAYAN GALLERIES (Athens & Thessaloniki), DEWEER GALLERY (Otegum, Belgium), ROBERT MILLER GALLERY (New York) and GALLERI ANDERSSON/SANDSTRÖM (Stockholm & Umeå)

Participating Galleries 2015

MARTINE ABOUCAYA, Paris
ADN GALERÍA, Barcelona
AICON GALLERY, New York & London
LOUISE ALEXANDER GALLERY, Porto Cervo
SABRINA AMRANI GALLERY, Madrid
GALLERI ANDERSSON
SANDSTRÖM, Stockholm & Umeå
Andipa Gallery, London
ÀNGELS BARCELONA, Barcelona
.artSümer, Istanbul
ASPAN GALLERY, Almaty
ASSAR ART GALLERY, Tehran
PIERO ATCHUGARRY, Tierra Garzón
BERLONI, London
BOCCANERA, Trento
CHARIM GALERIE, Vienna
CIRCLE CULTURE GALLERY, Berlin
DEWEER GALLERY, Otegum, Belgium
DIRIMART, Istanbul
THE EMPIRE PROJECT, Istanbul
EX ELETTROFONICA, Rome
GALLERIA MARIE-LAURE FLEISCH, Rome
GALERIA JOAN GASPAR, Barcelona
GALERIST, Istanbul
GAZELLI ART HOUSE, London & Baku
GIACOMO GUIDI, Rome
LEILA HELLER GALLERY, New York
ERNST HILGER, Vienna
CECILIA HILLSTRÖM GALLERY, Stockholm
TRISTAN HOARE, London
HORRACH MOYA, Palma de Mallorca
HOSFELT GALLERY, San Francisco
KALFAYAN GALLERIES, Athens & Thessaloniki
PAUL KASMIN GALLERY, New York
TINA KIM GALLERY, New York
GALERIE KORNFELD, Berlin
GALERIE KRINZINGER, Vienna
KUAD GALLERY, Istanbul
KUKJE GALLERY, Seoul
PEARL LAM GALLERIES, Hong Kong, Shanghai & Singapore
GALERIE LELONG, Paris
GALERIE LINDNER, Vienna
LISABIRD CONTEMPORARY, Vienna
GALERIA JAVIER LOPEZ & FER FRANCES, Madrid
PATRICIA LOW CONTEMPORARY, Gstaad & St Moritz
ANNA JILL LÜPERTZ GALLERY, Berlin
EDOUARD MALINGUE GALLERY, Hong Kong
MIGUEL MARCOS GALLERY, Barcelona
ROBERT MILLER GALLERY, New York
VICTORIA MIRO, London
MARIO MAURONER CONTEMPORARY ART, Vienna & Salzburg
GALERIE DU MONDE, Hong Kong
N2 GALERÍA, Barcelona
GALERI NEV, Ankara
NITRA GALLERY, Thessaloniki
OFFICINE DELL’IMMAGINE, Milan
ÖKTEM&AYKUT, Istanbul
GALERIE PARIS-BEIJING, Paris, Brussels & Beijing
PI ARTWORKS, Istanbul & London
PILOT, Istanbul
POLIGRAFA OBRA GRÁFICA, Barcelona
ROSENFELD PORCINI, London
PROJECT ARTBEAT, Tbilisi
GALERIE JÉRÔME POGGI, Paris
GALERIA JOAN PRATS, Barcelona
RAMPA, Istanbul
GALERIE RAUM MIT LICHT, Vienna
NOSBAUM REDING, Luxembourg
RUKSHAAN ART, Mumbai
SAKSHI GALLERY, Mumbai
SANATORIUM, Istanbul
SARIEV CONTEMPORARY, Plovdiv
GALERIA SICART, Barcelona
GALERIA SENDA, Barcelona
STUDIO SALES DI NORBERTO RUGGERI, Rome
CATINCA TABACARU GALLERY, New York
GALERIA CARLES TACHÉ PROJECTS, Barcelona
GALERIE SUZANNE TARASIEVE, Paris
TENDERPIXEL, London
GALERIA TRAMA, Barcelona
UNTIL THEN, Paris
UPSTREAM GALLERY, Amsterdam
VALID FOTO BCN GALLERY, Barcelona
waterside contemporary, London
W&K - WIENERROITHER & KOHLBACHER, Vienna
X-IST, Istanbul
ŻAK | BRANICKA, Berlin
GALERI ZILBERMAN, Istanbul
ZORZINI GALLERY, Bucharest

Moving Image Istanbul Announces Participants For 2015

on Tuesday, 28 July 2015. Posted in July, ---2015--- , August

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Moving Image is welcoming artists, galleries and non-profit institutions in their second edition in Istanbul this fall. Returning to the Kuleli Building at the Halic Congress Center from 4-6 September 2015, Moving Image Istanbul runs in parallel with ArtInternational art fair, and will present a selection of single-channel videos and installations from across the globe.

Highlights of the 2015 Istanbul fair include several world premieres, such as works by Zeyno Pekünlü (Sanatorium, Istanbul), Leo Gabin (Elizabeth Dee Gallery, New York), Carlos Jiménez Cahua (Samsøn Projects, Boston), Wu Ding (L-Art Gallery, Chengdu), and João Castilho (Zipper Galeria, São Paulo). Among the historical selections in the fair are works by Ana Mendieta (Galerie Lelong, New York) and Martha Wilson (P·P·O·W Gallery, New York). Large installations include works by Kon Trubkovich (Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York), and Michael Nyman (Myriam Blundell Projects, London).

Among the special events sponsored by Moving Image Istanbul are ‚Bring Your own Beamer’ (BYOB) at Pera Museum, and a screening of ‚Ways of Something', a project by Lorna Mills, hosted by Transfer Gallery. BYOB is a one-night exhibition/performance by unrepresented, emerging Turkish film and video artists who will take over the ground floor gallery hall of Pera Museum in an improvised installation. Curated by Maybe Art Projects, BYOB at Pera Museum is taking place on Friday, 4 September 2015 from 7-10pm. Transfer Gallery (Brooklyn, NY) will present a special screening of ‚Ways of Something’ compiled by Lorna Mills on Sunday, 6 September 2015, 5-6pm in the Gallerist Lounge at Moving Image.


Participants:

Nur Akalin / Protocinema, Istanbul
Nevin Aladağ / Rampa Gallery, Istanbul
João Castilho / Zipper Galeria, São Paulo*
Hsu Che-Yu / Vanguard Gallery, Shanghai
Wu Ding / L-Art Gallery, Chengdu*
Işıl Eğrikavuk / Moving Image Presents, New York
Maria Friberg / Galleri Andersson/Sandström, Stockholm
Leo Gabin / Elizabeth Dee Gallery, New York*
Carlos Jiménez Cahua / Samsøn Projects, Boston*
Ada Karczmarczyk / Postmasters Gallery, New York
Kalliopi Lemos / Gazelli Art House, London, Baku
Taus Makhacheva / .artSümer, Istanbul
Ana Mendieta / Galerie Lelong, New York
Rosa Menkman / TRANSFER, Brooklyn, NY
Michael Nyman / Myriam Blundell Projects, London
Zeyno Pekünlü / Sanatorium, Istanbul*
Leslie Thornton / Winkleman Gallery, New York
Kon Trubkovich / Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York
Xavier Veilhan / Andréhn-Schiptjenko, Stockholm
Martha Wilson / P·P·O·W Gallery, New York


*Designates that Moving Image Istanbul will be the artwork's World Premiere.

Mixer hosting '(re)present exhibist: 2 years' in September

on Friday, 17 July 2015. Posted in July, ---2015--- , August

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Gözde Ilkin, Stained Estate, 2015, Courtesy the Artist and artSümer
Gözde Ilkin, Stained Estate, 2015, Courtesy the Artist and artSümer


Running from 1 September until 11 October 2015, the exhibition '(re)present exhibist: 2 years' marks the second anniversary of exhibist magazine showcasing 14 of the up-and-coming artists featured in the publication. The show presents a diverse selection of contemporary art from Turkey, including sculpture, installation, drawing, photography, video works and digital art. As a visual chronicle of the last two years of the magazine, the show illustrates exhibist’s intent to be a platform for contemporary art from Turkey. Running parallel to the 14th Istanbul Biennial and taking place in proximity to a number of the main Biennial venues, it encourages visitors to explore new possible understandings and interpretations of the featured artists’ works. (re)present exhibist: 2 years is part of exhibist’s objective to continuously extend its reach — from the growing international circulation to artist talks and exhibitions.

Çağdaş Kahriman, Fringe 1, 2012, Courtesy the Artist and Rampa
Çağdaş Kahriman, Fringe 1, 2012, incision on paper 100 x 70 cm, Courtesy the Artist and Rampa

Mixer is a place that fuels creativity, dialogue and critical thinking, making it the perfect venue for this exhibition. exhibist and Mixer share the same objectives of supporting emerging contemporary artists from Turkey by opening up the Istanbul art scene to the world and encouraging critical writing in Turkey as well as responding to the local scene’s youthful, inventive dynamism.

exhibist is currently the only independent, non-profit English-language magazines focusing on contemporary art from Turkey and is sold internationally in more than 25 locations across Europe, North America and Asia. Since its launch as an online platform in 2013, it has also become one of the most popular art magazines in Istanbul. Every issue, printed quarterly, includes extensive features on up-and-coming Turkish artists, analytical essays, overviews of established artists from Turkey and provides information on Galleries featuring Turkish Contemporary Art, as well as related exhibitions and events.

Asli Narin, My First Trip Without You No.4, 2012
Asli Narin, My First Trip Without You No.4, 2012, 50 x 50 cm

Participating Artists: Arslan Sükan, Sibel Horada, Candaş Şişman, Metin Çelik, Civan Özkanoğlu, Gözde Türkkan, Irem Sözen, İrem Sözen, Aslı Narin, Kürşat Bayhan, Gözde İkin, Güneş Terkol, Sena., Bora Başkan, Çağdaş Kahriman

Curated by Anna Zizlsperger, Editor-in-Chief, exhibist magazine.

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Art International's 2015 edition is opening soon

on Friday, 17 July 2015. Posted in July, ---2015--- , August

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ArtInternational Istanbul 2015 will feature 88 galleries from 24 countries spanning Europe, North America, South America, the Middle East, Central Asia, India and China. Several galleries will be attending the fair for the first time including VICTORIA MIRO (London), SAKSHI GALLERY (Mumbai), ASPAN GALLERY (Almaty), GARLERIE DU MONDE (Hong Kong) and AICON GALLERY (New York & London).

Turkish galleries KUAD, ÖKTEM&AYKUT and THE EMPIRE PROJECT will participate for the first time, joining previous participants: .artSümer, DIRIMART, GALERIST, GALLERY NEV ANKARA, PI ARTWORKS, SANATORIUM, RAMPA, X-IST and GALERI ZILBERMAN.

Art International 2015 - 5,6 September 2015

Through the support of the Catalan government, twelve galleries from Art Barcelona (Associació de Galeries) will participate in the fair, including ADN GALERÍA, ÀNGELS BARCELONA, GALERIA JOAN GASPAR, MIGUEL MARCUS GALLERY, N2 GALERÍA, POLIGRAFA OBRA GRÁFICA, GALERIA JOAN PRATS, GALERIA SICART, GALERIA SENDA, GALERIA CARLES TACHÉ PROJECTS, GALERIA TRAMA and VALID FOTO BCN GALLERY.

For its third edition, a number of leading galleries will be joining ARTINTERNATIONAL, participating alongside returning exhibitors including PAUL KASMIN GALLERY (New York), PEARL LAM GALLERIES (Hong Kong, Shanghai & Singapore), KUKJE GALLERY/TINA KIM GALLERY (Seoul/New York), GALERIE LELONG (Paris), KALFAYAN GALLERIES (Athens & Thessaloniki), DEWEER GALLERY (Otegum, Belgium), ROBERT MILLER GALLERY (New York) and GALLERI ANDERSSON/SANDSTRÖM (Stockholm & Umeå)

Stephane Ackermann, Artistic Director of ARTINTERNATIONAL has curated a series of performances, installations and interventions for the 2015 edition. This year’s programme will present works by seven artists what will be presented across the fair.

Artist and photographer Ali Taptik will present a series of images, titled ‘It’s Not Fair’. The work examines the incongruous nature of being an artist, where daily encounters and situations cut across class and social boundaries. Taptik’s images range from encounters between workers and bosses, to strolls through penthouses and construction sites. Captured over a number of years without the intention of being included as a single body of work, the artist adds a further layer to the imagery by obscuring the faces and identities of his subjects – inserting in their place his own notes about the specific people including personal details that defy generalized classifications.

New York and Istanbul-based artist Arslan Sukan will draw parallels between the fashion and art scene, examining the frequently complicit relationship these two industries share in the context of the art fair. Developing work whilst at ARTINTERNATIONAL, Sukan will document the fair via a style reporter, capturing dealers, collectors and visitors alike over the course of the fair.

Berlin-based artist Burcak Konukman will be presenting his performance ‘I am an independent artist’ – a nomadic fair booth will be moving from one place to another during the fair, symbolizing his career and international voyages he has to make to create his performances.

Artist Dominique Petitgand will present a sound installation based on sound diffused with voices, noises, music and silences. The work will be presented in a dark room at the fair to enhance the short stereo sound pieces, which consist of spoken words, sound, music and silence. Fragments of stories, monologues, descriptions, exhalations, miniature landscapes, close and far sounds follow each other. Each session is structured by silences (inside the pieces and between them).. Every spoken word in French is accompanied by its oral translation, in English: this added translation becomes a new sound element of the composition and constitutes a form of commentary, at once incarnated and suggestive.

Istanbul-based artist Hera Büyüktaşcıyan will present Falling Waters, a dramatic installation, which will stretch from the fair’s screening room through to the main hall.

New York based artist Maya Hayuk will be presenting one of her large-scale murals, which speak of the artist’s obsession with symmetry, perfect imperfection and outer and inner space and blend the traditional and the contemporary into works which appear as harmonic, dissonant and optimistic compositions.

Additional highlights of the programme include the debut of MOVE, a wry performance by the Berlin-based artist Nevin Aladağ, taking place in and around the fair, that explores the social ritual of moving and engaging in public space.

waterside contemporary - Karen Mirza and Brad Butler

waterside contemporary - Karen Mirza and Brad Butler, Act, Act(s), Act(ivist), (Abstr)act, (Speech)Act, 2015

Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art - Jan Fabre

Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art - Jan Fabre - The Stupidity Carries the Death, 2004

Pearl Lam Galleries - Jason Martin

Pearl Lam Galleries - Jason Martin - As yet untitled (title TBC) 2013

Galeri Zilberman - Extramucadele, Gercek ve Halk
Galeri Zilberman - Extramucadele, Gercek ve Halk, 2015