Moving Museum arrives in Istanbul
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The Moving Museum, a global traveling art project that seeks to re-define the relationship between local art scenes and global practitioners, has launched its third and most ambitious iteration in Istanbul. Establishing a three-month international residency programme from August to October 2014, the museum is hosting 36 artists, marking the largest coordinated influx of international resident artists in Istanbul’s recent memory. The project includes 12 artists from Turkey that serve as a foundation to the period of intensive dialogue, featuring a curated public programme of events, talks, workshops, lectures and performances. The residency will culminate in a major exhibition launch at the end of October as a means of articulating the artists’ new experiences and practices.
Residency artists' projects include Ben Schumacher's attempt to dive to the bottom of the Black Sea unearthing Ottoman Telegraph cables; Mai-Thu Perret' collaboration with a Kilim workshop in the eastern city of Van; Hale Tenger's series of ‘Theatre of the Oppressed’ workshops; Ming Wong's culmination of his long term research project on Turkish pop icon Bulent Ersoy with a final performance as Bulent Wongsoy; Jumana Manna's beginning of researching her film into the Syrian refugee camps in Turkey and across the border; Anne De Vries' plan of a city- wide engagement with surveillance systems; Michael Staniak’s virtual residency from Australia inviting local artists to work together; Tobias Madison and Flavio Merlo and Bea Schlingelhoff's realisation of a collaborative fashion line inspired by the legends of female pirates in the Mediterranean.
The residency is headquartered in Ark Kultur, a historic 1940's three-story modernist Villa in Cihangir, transformed to serve as the centre of public engagement and dialogue, including a communal workspace, photo studio, small exhibition area, multipurpose workshop and dining room, reading room, and discussion pit conceived and designed by local artist and designer Berkut Ay Gunel. Artists are being housed in apartments throughout the central district of Beyoglu with studios in the Golden Horn area, provided within the historic community of Caferiye Han, in continual use since it was built by Persian merchants in the 19th Century. The Moving Museum Istanbul is being supported by Founding Partner The Vinyl Factory in London.
FULL ARTIST LIST
Amalia Ulman, Ann Cathrin November Høibo, Anne De Vries, Aslı Çavusoglu, Bea Schlingelhoff, Ben Schumacher, Burak Delier, Daniel Keller, David Douard, Elmas Deniz, Emanuel Rossetti, Ethan Cook, Flavio Merlo, George Henry Longly, Günes Terkol, Haig Aivazian, Hale Tenger, Hannah Perry, Harm van den Dorpel, Ha Za Vu Zu, Helga Wretman, Hito Steyerl, Ilja Karilampi, Iz Öztat, Jaakko Pallasvuo, Jeremy Bailey, Joe Hamilton, Jon Rafman, Jonas Lund, Jumana Manna, Lara Ögel, Larissa Sansour, Leyla Gediz, Mai-Thu Perret, Michael Staniak, Ming Wong, N Dash, Nilbar Güreş, Oliver Osborne, Özlem Altın, Peles Empire, Phillip Zach, Rafaël Rozendaal, Timur Si Qin, Tobias Madison, Volkan Aslan, Zach Blas.