21 Ekim 2012 Pazar


For a brief moment the revolutionary ideas on art and living of Black Mountain College resonate in the spaces of W139. The work of more than 30 young conceptual artists meets in an experimental Wunderkammer and engages in a tactile dialogue creating a performative space.
THE RESEARCH AND DESTROY DEPARTMENT OF BLACK MOUNTAIN COLLEGE brings together a group of bricoleurs, conceptual artists whose work share the idea of collecting. The physical shape of the work is determined by the content of their own research. The gathering, or ensemble of different ideas in literary images tells a story, and stands close to the notion of anachronism. In the exhibition mostly three-dimensional works will be presented, forming a dynamic parcours, as a forest of metonymic sculptures and images. The displaying of this anti-digital show will create new conceptual reflections between the different works. With 30+ artists the exhibition spaces of W139 will take on the temporal form of a giant cabin of curiosities, a physical embodiment of knowledge. The unforeseen encounters will be spurring new insights and fuel an active dialogue on exchange, collaboration and collection. Together, the large group of artists will have to overcome the inhuman proportions of the W139 exhibition space and engage in a spatial relationship with each other’s work, In the rear space Thomas Raat will transform the pattern of the mosaic floor of the Radio Kootwijk building into an enormous mural, making the large back wall an impressive rhythmic backdrop of repetitive ornaments.
The title of the exhibition functions as a boutade for the works of a new generation, born in the late seventies and eighties. Research and Destroy is an abbreviation of the cultural cliché research and development. Search and destroy is a military term for heat seeking missiles and small interventions on hostile grounds, and also an amazing punk song by The Stooges (1973). Black Mountain College refers to the experimental college which placed the arts at the centre of all learning processes. Their education methods were revolutionary and have been an inspiration for many ever since.
Spurring the imagination. Challenging habits of seeing. Learning through doing and emphasizing the experimental necessity of progressive education methods. Black Mountain College was not an art school. Focusing on the education of the whole person, the college placed the arts at the centre of the learning process and community life on the campus functioned as an important part of the curriculum. Living and creating together. The college was initiated in 1933 by John Rice and housed its campus under the Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina until 1957. The new experimental college was founded at the time of the Great Depression and after the closing down of the Bauhaus. Soon after its doors opened Josef and Anni Albers came to the college and would become its most prominent influences for education, bringing with them the spirit of modernism and the intertwinement of art and living. Although the college only existed for a brief period of time its revolutionary and radical ideals considering education have been resonating for many years and left their traces in many art schools today. This is where this exhibition starts...
Interventions by Rosa Sijben, Jan Hopf & Felicia von Zweigbergk
Special designed posters by Joris Kritis, Stian Adlandsvik, Asger Behncke Jacobson
Logo by Jean Bernard Koeman and Asger Behncke Jacobson, after the College logo door Josef Albers, 1933
Texts by Anne van Oppen and Jean Bernard Koeman
Curated by Jean Bernard Koeman
Saar Amptmeijer,Leyla Aydoslu, Sara Bjarland, Sven Boel, Kees Boevé, Antonia Breme, Crystal Z Campbell,Melanie Ebenhoch, Johan Henning, Roderick Hietbrink, Jeroen van der Hulst, Saskia Noor van Imhoff, Katrin Kamrau, Daniel vom Keller, Bram Kinsbergen, Linda Lenssen, Mahal de Man, Tim Mathijsen, Sofia Montenegro, Xue Mu, Suat ÖğütMarc Oosting, Olivia Alders Plessers, Thomas Raat, Natalia Rebelo, Daniel Rödiger, Fabian Schröder, Kema Spencer, Edward Clydesdale Thomson, Britt Vangenechten, Kasper de Vos,Jonas Wijtenburg, Emile Zile

20 Oct – 2 Dec 2012
@ W139
Warmoesstraat 139
1012 JB Amsterdam NL
+31 20 6229434
Open Mon–Sun 12–18h00
Free admission

Underconstruction – Berlin

September 27 – November 10, 2012
Apartment Project Berlin is a space for collective living, aiming to be a meeting point for international artists towards productions with interdisciplinary approaches. Moving from Istanbul, feeling the urge to come up with new ideas in a new surrounding, geography; the project is trying to take risks, eliminate the great expectations by questioning the notion of success while discontinuously transforming.
The first project to be realized is “Underconstruction Berlin”, focuses on the notions that one may observe in every corner of the beloved city of neoliberal agendas; while reflecting on the memory of revolutions, cabarets, wars and The Wall; migration and its manifestations. Putting two cities, Istanbul and Berlin, in dialogue, examining the relation/translation between two cosmopolitan cities is another attempt. The shop window of the space presenting inside to outside/outside to inside, allows the encounters not just between human beings but also with the daily life and spirit of the city. The artists ask questions, try to find answers and/or solutions while getting lost, changing directions and leading to new possibilities.

Apartment Project Berlin is active since September 2012 as a place for living, studio and exhibition space. During the workshop throughout September, there will be artist talks, presentations and performances – suggesting performing as a way of living - that are in dialogue with each participating artists’s curiosities. Collaboration and idea exchange between artists is mediated through these events. Converted from a motorbike shop, the project accelerates by internalizing the power absorbed by the space itself. The first project Underconstruction is a situation/collaboration/a state of living. The invited artists live, eat, work, exhibit, perform; negotiate, discuss, laugh and fight, change the costumes of the daily life in the same space for the month of September.  What one would see are boxes, books, nylons, drawings and words; heads that are spreading ideas, mentioning margins, radicalization, the political situation of the city as well as the queer culture, the contemporary music scene; channeling potentials from the past, performativity, costumes, cabaret, creating music from the everyday experiences; history and politics of the immigration and the city. The space becoming the skin of the artists, communal living experience allows for intense engagement among the participants and alternative production processes.
We are happy to announce the first exhibition opening with a performance/cabaret on the 27th of September at Hertzbergstrasse 13. We would be glad to share this night with you. A publication documenting the one-month period of producing and compilation CD will be completed and sent to the space once the artists go back to İstanbul.
Göksu Kunak 
.-_-., <-x->, Özgür Erkök, everybody is an, Ingo Frischeisen, Lee Garcia, Çiğdem Hasanoğlu, Ha Za Vu Zu - Güçlü Öztekin, Güneş Terkol, Mert Öztekin-, ibrahim, Gözde İlkin, Mehmet Can Koçak, Göksu Kunak, Yasemin Nur, Suat Öğüt, İz Öztat, Bert Perl, Ilgın Seymen, Steffi Weisman, Zişan
The opening exhibition will be on 27th of September, 2012 18:00 – 22.00
Performances: 20.00
Hertzberg str13, 12055, Neukölln, Berlin

Visiting days: Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
Visiting hours: 15-19:30 (Sat. 12-19.00)

7 Eylül 2012 Cuma


AÇILIŞ / OPENING · 07/09/2012 · 19:00 - 23:30

SERGİ / EXHIBITION · 08/09/2012 - 16/09/2012

Yeni Anıt, Nadim Assad, Nancy Atakan, Franz von Bodelschwingh, Johanna Diehl, Johanna Domke, Irena Eden / Stijn Lernout, Antje Feger, Anna Heidenhain, Margret Hoppe, Timothée Huguet, Ludwig Kittinger, Gosia Machon, Emanuel Mathias, Ulrike Möschel, Ulrike Mohr, Jana Müller, Kevin Murphy, Regine Müller-Waldeck, Lukas Norer, Suat Öğüt, Hülya Özdemir, Gamze Özer, Iz Öztat, Dragan Prgomelja, Renaud Regnery, Maxime Rizard, Felicitas Rohden, Benjamin F. Stumpf, Katinka Theis, Berkay Tuncay, Simon Wachsmuth, Moira Zoitl and others

08/09 - 09/09/2012 · 14:00 - 18:00 13/09 - 14/09/2012 · 16:00 - 20:00 15/09/2012 · 14:00 - 18:00

KAPANIŞ ETKİNLİĞİ / FINISSAGE · 16/09/2012 · 14:00 - 18:00

Dr. Esat Isik Cad. / Ruşen Ağa Sokak 8 Moda / Kadiköy Istanbul
http://inseveralaspects.blogspot.com contact: inseveralaspects@gmail.com
Initiated by Antje Feger, Benjamin F. Stumpf, Jana Müller and Emanuel Mathias
Supported by: Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (DE), Muthesius Academy of Fine Arts and Design (DE), Halka Art Project (TR)

Front: Inspired by Ludwig Kittinger, Vienna

21 Ağustos 2012 Salı

Metropolis M - The September Issue Unfashionably good!

4 portretten van pas afgestudeerde veelbelovende kunstenaars: Suat Ögüt, Iva Supic Jankovic, Joyce Overheul, Arnar Ásgeirsson

Suat Ogut (1986) is afkomstig uit Turkije. Tot 2007 studeerde hij kunst aan de universiteit van Istanbul. Na een paar jaar te hebben gereisd, streek hij neer bij het Gentse HISK, het Hoger Instituut voor Schone Kunsten Vlaanderen. Op het moment van de open dagen aldaar ging ook de stadstentoonstelling TRACK van start. Ahmet Ogut - de broer van Suat- stal er de show met een aan Magritte refererende heliumballon op een braakliggend terrein. Suat vertelt dat ze thuis met zijn achten zijn: allemaal kunstenaars, kunstdocenten en een muzikant. In zijn atelier toont hij een montage van rellen en betogingen. Hij heeft de beelden van het internet geplukt en ze aan elkaar gelijmd als een grote, universele opstand. Op de achterzijde van het scherm bevindt zich een man die in zijn eentje revolutionaire geluiden nabootst. Hij doet geweerschoten en sirenes na en maakt daarbij een kabaal dat tot ver in het gebouw te horen is. 

In 2010 werden in Turkije een veertigtal militairen opgepakt. Ze werden ervan verdacht een staatsgreep te willen plegen tegen premier Erdogan. De demonstraties rondom de militaire coup spelen een grote rol in het werk van Ogut. Hij verzamelde zoveel mogelijk slogans en schreef er klassieke Turkse muziek bij, resulterend in de cd Revolution I Love You. Bij de muziek hoort een video waarin Ogut een koortje heeft samengesteld met mensen die de slogans lyrisch verklanken. Geen enkel bestaand koor zag iets in het plan, benadrukt hij. Klassieke Turkse muziek is blijkbaar een conservatieve aangelegenheid. 

In een zaaltje van het HISK vindt een groepstentoonstelling plaats waar Ogut een andere video toont. Een netjes uitgedoste dat rondjes rijdt door een aardappelveld. Ik heb het gevoel dat de manier waarop Ogut met geweld omgaat in de toekomst wel eens erg verdienstelijk zou kunnen zijn. Humor, politiek en iets onmiskenbaar: voor mij zat het goed. 

Els Fiers

27 Nisan 2012 Cuma


  • 11-14 May 2012 
    2pm- 8pm

    Federico Acal ES,
    Rebecca Armstrong US,
    Sara Bjarland FI,
    Line Boogaerts BE,
    Liudvikas Buklys LT,
    Joachim Coucke BE,
    Alice De Mont BE,
    Andris Eglitis LV,
    Ieva Epnere LV,
    Paulien Fölli
    ngs NL,
    Hamza Halloubi MA,
    Erika Hock DE,
    Katrin Kamrau DE,
    Conny Kuilboer NL,
    Gary Leddington GB,
    Clare Noonan NZ,
    Suat Ögüt TR,
    Odilon Pain FR,
    Daniel Rödiger DE,
    Meggy Rustamova BE,
    Jeroen Uyttendaele BE,
    Ben Van den Berghe BE,
    Patrick Wokmeni CM.

    Hoger Instituut voor Schone Kunsten
    Higher Institute for Fine Arts
    Charles de Kerchovelaan 187a
    B-9000 Gent
    T +32 9 269 67 60

14 Şubat 2012 Salı

'' Hafizanin Duzensiz Topografyasinda///In the Irregular Topography of the Mind

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Açılış: 17 Şubat 2012, Cuma 19.00
Sergi Tarihleri:
Ziyaret Saatleri:
Carş-Cts 14.00-19.00 arası
Yer: Rumeli Han B Blok Kat:3 No:48 (TKP alt katı) İstiklal Caddesi Beyoğlu, İstanbul

Hera Büyüktaşçıyan
Fatma Çiftçi
Elçin Ekinci
Deniz Kırca
Suat Ögüt
Merve Sendil
Gökçe Süvari
Berkay Tuncay
Irem Tok
Yeni Anıt

Svetlana Boym “Nostaljinin Geleceği” isimli kitabında, nostaljiyi farazi bir hastalık olarak nitelerken, “hafızanın duygusal topografyasında” kişisel ve tarihsel olayların genellikle birbirine karıştığından bahseder. Boym’a göre kolektif hafızayı ele almanın ve irdelemenin en doğru yolu dünyanın dört bir yanına dağılmış olan popülasyonla hayali diyaloglara girmektir. Eğer insanın en iyi hatırladığı şey salt kendi duygularının renklendirdiği hatıralarsa, tarih milyonlarca görecenin kesiştiği noktaların topografyasından ibarettir. 
Berkay Tuncay, Merve Şendil, Hera Büyüktaşçiyan, Elçin Ekinci, Yeni Anıt, Suat Öğüt, Fatma Çiftçi, İrem Tok, Gökçe Süvari ve Umut Deniz Kırca duygusallığı günümüz koşullarına göre güncelleyerek hafızanın “düzensizliği”ni rasyonellik, aidiyet, geçicilik, mutlak ve kişisel gerçeklik kavramları üzerinden kurguladıkları hikayeleriyle anlatıyorlar. Tarih malzemesini kişisel yorumlarını katarak görselleştiriyor, izleyiciye sundukları görsellik üzerinden kişisel tarihlerine ait detayları ifşa ediyorlar. Toplu belleğin özelde sorgulanışında yarattıkları kurguya hangi mesafeden baktıkları ise sanatçının yarattığı ile süregiden hesaplaşması olarak karşılarına çıkıyor.
“Hafızanın Düzensiz Topografyasında” insan belleğinin yine insan eliyle acizleştirilişine bir karşı çıkış hikayesi. Parçalar alışılagelmişten farklı yorumlandığında bütünü değiştirmek mümkün müdür? Kolektifi kişisellere ayrıştırırken ne kadar objektif olunabilir? Gözlemci rolünü üstlenen sanatçı gözlemini aktarırken kişiseliyle kesişen noktalardan ne kadar uzaklaşabilir? Anlatıcı olarak sanatçının yarattığına mesafesi nedir? Mutlak bir cevap bulmak bahane…Hafızalarının düzensiz topografyalarında çıktıkları kişisel yolculuklarından paylaşmak istedikleri 10 farklı hikaye, 17 Şubat-11 Mart tarihleri arasında Rumeli Han’da izlenebilir. 

Kitap okuma performansları:

22.02.2012 - 18:00 
02.03.2012 - 18:00
10.03.2012 - 18:00

Opening: 17.02.2012 Friday 19.00
Exhibition Dates:
Visiting Hours:
Wed-Sat between 14.00-19.00
address: Rumeli Han B Blok 3/48 İstiklal Caddesi Beyoğlu, İstanbul

Hera Büyüktaşçıyan
Fatma Çiftçi
Elçin Ekinci
Deniz Kırca
Suat Ögüt
Merve Sendil
Gökçe Süvari
Berkay Tuncay
Irem Tok
Yeni Anıt

Svetlana Boym describes nostalgia as a hyphotetical disease in her book titled “The Future of Nostalgia” and tells personal and historical events are often mixed together in “the emotional topography of memory”. According to Boym, the most correct way of investigating the collective memory is to establish imaginary dialogues with population, spread all around the world. If the best and only thing that a person can remember is the memories coloured by his own feelings, history consists of a topography that intersects million points of relativity.
Berkay Tuncay, Merve Şendil, Hera Büyüktaşçiyan, Elçin Ekinci, Yeni Anıt, Suat Öğüt, Fatma Çiftçi, İrem Tok, Gökçe Süvari and Umut Deniz Kırca update “emotionality” in today’s circumstances, tell their fictionalized stories on “Irregularity of the mind” over the concepts of rationality, belonging, temporality, absolute and personal reality. They visualize the history material by adding their personal interpretations, reveal the details of their own histories over the visuality that is presented to audience.
“In the irregular topography of the mind”is a story of resistance againist the impoverishment of the human mind again by the humanity. Is it possible to transform the whole, when the fragments are unusually rendered? How objective can a person be while the collective is personally defragmentized ? How far can an artist, taking the role of an observer, distance him/herself with the personal whilst mediating his observation? What is the distance between the work and the artist as a narrator? It is no use to find an absolute answer...Ten different stories of personal journeys through the irregular topography of the mind can be seen between February 17th and March 11 in Roumelie Han.

Book reading performances:

22.02.2012 -18:00
02.03.2012 -18:00
10.03.2012 -18:00