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Vernissage; 14.09.2018 / Friday at:18:30

duo show;
zeynep beler, emin yu

apartment project berlin

hertzbergstr 13 neukölln

14-29 sept 2018
vernissage 14 sept 18.30
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Question is the mark of inquisition

such as why are we here? did we choose to be here?

[you are here – on weisestr, 12049, berlin]

on the northeast corner of Tempelhofer Feld under the shade of the trees the duo encounters an 8-circuit Labyrinth. circle the goal and find yourself by turns farther and closer.

inside voice asking:

am i still here if you can’t see me?
do i move forward or back?
is the line curved or straight?
what should i show you when you come and see our act?
[expect my gaze upon you]

‘ORDINARY VIOLENCE’ 

Film Screening ‘ORDINARY VIOLENCE’
Savaş Boyraz- Ezgi Kılınçaslan

13.09.2018

at:20:00

“Is the crime of humanity only subject to trial when it hurts the lives of Europeans? Why some deaths are remembered and others have to be forgotten? What distinguishes human beings from animals is the ability to speak on behalf of evil. Crime is a symbol of our freedom.” Jacques Verges (Devil’s Advocate) Verges and his special technique “rupture defense” was challenging the legitimacy of the court and turning it into a debate on the injustice of colonialism.
We are neither a lawyer nor we are trying to establish a court and looking for a suspect. We are the witnesses of our times who will tell the stories. Through our films, we can reveal-discuss the normalization and ignorance of violence.
Savaş Boyraz, (in collaboration with Mahkum Abi) depicts a contemporary reading of Picasso’s Guernica in the light of recent warfare in Cizre-Kurdistan. Ezgi’s film is about pheasant hunting which has been a ritualized performance of manhood since ancient times.

Films
Savaş Boyraz
the State we are in
(work in progress)
3 videos
the bullet – 5’23”
the state – 4’15”
the encounter – 6’00”
Ezgi Kılınçaslan
i always cut my hair* 13’20’’

Atölye02 / Kavala’ya Mektup

Gectigimiz Subat ayinda Osman Kavala’nin akıl dışı ve haksız tutukluluğuna tepki olarak Istanbul’da 11, 12 Subat ta Depo’da ve 16, 17, 18 Subatta Berlin’de Apartman Projesinde Vardiyalı Açık Atölye deneyimi gerceklesti.

Berlin’de ki Vardiyalı Açık Atölye, farklı kuşaklardan Berlin’e göc etmis sanatçı, sanat çalışanlari ve akademisyenlerin ortaklaşa kullanılan bir mekanda bir araya gelmesini sağladı. Hayal gücü ile, oyunla ve kurulan dillerle bir arada olundu. Bu süreçte, herkes kendisinden önce mekanda bırakılanları devraldı, devraldıklarına tepki verdi. Aynı anda mekanda bulunanlar birbirine el verdi, kolektif süreçlerde birlikte üretti.

Simdi Osman Kavala’nin tutuklulugunun üzerinden maalesef 306 gün gecti. 315. Günü olan 11 Eylul Sali günü saat 15 itibariyle Apartman Projesinde Osman Kavala’ya mektup yazmak icin bir atölyenin ikincisini baslatiyoruz. Bu atölyeye katilmak ister misin?

„A Novel“ – Lets read together

August 27th, Monday

3pm – 9pm

To write a novel is seen as a monumental undertaking to accomplish in one’s lifetime. None of us has written a novel before and to take on this task together, forming a temporary writing society means something new to all of us. Believing in realising a novel in a timeframe of one month introduces already a form of possible failure. Embracing this defeat we will work ’til the end.

(more…)

“A Novel” – Artists in Residence at Apartment Project Berlin

To write a novel is seen as a monumental undertaking to accomplish in one’s lifetime. None of us has written a novel before and to take on this task together, forming a temporary writing society means something new to all of us. Believing in realizing a novel in a timeframe of one month introduces already a form of possible failure. Embracing this defeat we will work ’til the end.

(more…)

“Figures in Air” Performance evening as part of Project Space Festival Berlin

ARTISTS
Ayşe Orhon, Burak Tamer, Ceren Oykut, FezayaFirar

Ayse Orhon with Burak Tamer
Performance 19:00

Ceren Oykut with FezayaFirar
Live Drawing 19:30

Burak Tamer with FezayaFirar
Improvisation 20:30

on the 2nd of August 2018 [at] Apartment Project Berlin.

Hertzbergstrasse 13, 12055 Berlin

 

Performer and choreographer Ayşe Orhon collaborates with musician and sound engineer Burak Tamer for a performance that considers today’s body as geography. They dig thoroughly into the territories of human sound in relation to movement, integrating live voice processing.

Ceren Oykut expands the action of drawing with light and shadow. She brings her drawing practice onstage, performing live drawing accompanied by experimental electronic duo FezayaFirar’s uncut, improvised performance.

Burak Tamer is also a member of Istanbul’s avant-rock band Replikas, and FezayaFirar will join for the first time to weave sound in space.

The evening takes its name “Figures in Air” from the book by Micah Silver about audio’s impact on human behavior and social space. Drawing, human voice, sound, and movement meet in the gallery space with collaborations by different artists.

More information: http://www.projectspacefestival-berlin.com/

Situational Dictionary: Now

Group Exhibition
Opening: 22nd June 2018 at 7pm
Part of 48h Neukölln

Political pressure, censorship, and violence are increasing daily in Turkey, forcing artists to change their artistic practices or leave the country. Berlin has long been a point of attraction for international artists. Since three to four years an increasing number of artists are
moving from Istanbul to Berlin to start new lives free from fear, pressure, and censorship, where they can pursue their artistic practices.

The exhibition situational dictionary: NOW picks up on the current situation in works by Ceren Oykut,Özlem Sarıyıldız, Ezgi Kılıncaslan, Mustafa Pancar, Lerna Babikyan and Ece Gökalp, developing new conceptual and visual tools to more adequately address such important contemporary
topics as migration, the rise of conservative and nationalist currents and their censorship, violence, and intolerance, as well as more general existential questions.

Apartment Project acts as an important contact point for the Turkish art community in Berlin. It is an interface for the Berlin public interested
in art, and the Neukölln neighborhood in general. (more…)

Still Here – Solo Exhibition by Ceren Oykut

Exhibition Opening: Friday 18th of May at 7pm
Visiting Days and Hours: Friday / Saturday 16.00-19:00
Duration: 18th of May until 14th of June 2018
Location: Apartment Project Berlin, Hertzbergstraße 13, Neukölln

Solo Exhibition:

Ceren Oykut’s exhibition entitled Still Here developed together with a site spesific drawing installation (wall painting) in the Apartment Project. The starting point of the wall painting was a notebook kept by Ceren Oykut while she has been learning German language. It was a work in progress, She started to draw on one of the walls and continued until the exhibition opening in May.
(more…)

Apartment Project Berlin @ NO (B)ORDERS, C/O KUNSTPUNKT

NO (B)ORDERS is to be understood as a universal political outcry coming directly out of the project space art scene. It stands for an open worldview, the artistic recapturing of urban space, as well as the preservation of autonomy and diversity for project spaces and initiatives. Four internationally active project spaces and initiatives were selected through an open call for this exhibition, based on artworks that are clearly positioned against discrimination and repression, instead displaying ways forward toward communication and freedom. The group exhibition allows not only for an encounter with different forms of reflection and expression, but also offers a space for spontaneous art actions and further discussion.

(more…)

MUTTERZUNGE

“SEEING AND HEARING”
Offsite-Exhibition (part of MUTTERZUNGE) [at] Apartment Project Berlin:
30. 3. – 5. 5. 2018

Beyond the events and presentations at Babylon, Mutterzunge also presents several off-site projects. First among these collaborations is an exhibition entitled “Seeing and Hearing”, hosted by Apartment Project in Neukölln from March 30th to April 5th, 2018. This is an outcome of a workshop held by Loading, a Diyarbakır nonprofit art space, at nbk’s Berlin studio residency apartment, during their research visit as part of Mutterzunge.

Opening + Artist Talk:
30.March 2018, 6pm

Opening hours:
Thur-Fri-Sat 4pm to 7pm

Free Entrance

(more…)

absencexpresence

absencexpresence Asli Narin & Gurkan Mihci

Audio Visual Performance and Exhibition

“absencexpresence” focuses on Asli Narin’s and Gürkan Mıhçı’s 24-hour-experience on Eastern Express train journey, from Ankara to Kars. They took off with the intention of collaboration and art production. As Maurice Merleau-Ponty claims that the painter changes the world into paintings by lending his body to the world*, Asli Narin and Gurkan Mihci takes this phenomena to its maximum in their collaboration.

(more…)

Shifted Open Studio / Vardiyali Acik Atölye

Türkcesi icin kaydirin

Offene Werkstatterfahrung im Schichtbetrieb

Die “Offene Werkstatterfahrung im Schichtbetrieb” verkörperte anfangs die Reaktion auf die unfassbare und unberechtigte Verhaftung von Osman Kavala – welchen wir kennen und mit ihm in Kontakt stehen; dennoch tritt sie aus der Notwendigkeit hervor, sich solidarisch mit all denen zu zeigen, welche ihrer Freiheit beraubt wurden, weil sie Gebrauch von ihrer Meinungsfreiheit gemacht haben. Sie fand am 9.10.11.12 Februar im Istanbuler Kunstraum DEPO statt.
Die “Offene Werkstatterfahrung im Schichtbetrieb” hat es ermöglicht dass Künstler und Kunst schaffende aus verschiedenen Generationen in einem gemeinsam genutzten Raum zusammen kommen konnten.
Mit Vorstellungsvermögen, mit Spielen, und der erschaffenen Sprache war man zusammen.

(more…)

‘white on white’

19 January 2018 at 00:30-1:50 [at] Acud (Acud Macht Neu)
Veteranenstraße 21, 10119 Berlin-Mitte

3 Februar 2018 at 20:00 [at] Apartment Project – Hertzbergstrasse 13, 12055 Berlin-Neukölln

Drawing Performance: Ceren Oykut
Sound: FF  fezaya firar

Atölye02 / Kavala’ya Mektup

Gectigimiz Subat ayinda Osman Kavala’nin akıl dışı ve haksız tutukluluğuna tepki olarak Istanbul’da 11, 12 Subat ta Depo’da ve 16, 17, 18 Subatta Berlin’de Apartman Projesinde Vardiyalı Açık Atölye deneyimi gerceklesti.

Berlin’de ki Vardiyalı Açık Atölye, farklı kuşaklardan Berlin’e göc etmis sanatçı, sanat çalışanlari ve akademisyenlerin ortaklaşa kullanılan bir mekanda bir araya gelmesini sağladı. Hayal gücü ile, oyunla ve kurulan dillerle bir arada olundu. Bu süreçte, herkes kendisinden önce mekanda bırakılanları devraldı, devraldıklarına tepki verdi. Aynı anda mekanda bulunanlar birbirine el verdi, kolektif süreçlerde birlikte üretti.

Simdi Osman Kavala’nin tutuklulugunun üzerinden maalesef 306 gün gecti. 315. Günü olan 11 Eylul Sali günü saat 15 itibariyle Apartman Projesinde Osman Kavala’ya mektup yazmak icin bir atölyenin ikincisini baslatiyoruz. Bu atölyeye katilmak ister misin?

EXIT/ Exist

Exhibition:
1st of November to 15th of November 2017
Artists : Gözde İlkin, Çiçek Kahraman, Ceren Oykut, Özgür Erkök Moroder

(more…)

Ece Gökalp – The Words are Insufficient

This project chases a woman who had neither a very long nor a very deep life. Nazifya Akarsu, died at the age of 35, and left 8 children behind. Her still-living 5 children don’t have much memory about her, and she couldn’t leave too much behind. The only information about her is as following: She is the daughter of a migrant family coming from Kosovo to Turkey in 1923. (more…)

Upcoming Events

„A Novel“ – Lets read together

August 27th, Monday
3pm – 9pm

[at] Apartment Project Berlin

SiS – HisTv [at] DisPlaced – rePlaced Festival

The television channel of ‘SiS’ is employed to bring artist works that use television programme as a form. Television programmes are produced at the set constructed within the exhibition space both before and during the exhibition, contributing to the flow of information during the course. Keeping record of contemporary memory creates a medium that can continue during the exhibition as well.

(more…)

Apartment Project

Apartment Project is an organization devoted to collaborative artistic practice with a focus on global-local idea exchange. Our central areas of interest are: Politically engaged art, transdisciplinary experimentation and cultural community outreach.
(more…)

Linlow vol 2: Towards Transcendence

Interactive Calligraphy, Dance & Sound Performance
by Aoi Yamaguchi / Mika Satomi / Schneider TM / Özgür Erkök Moroder / Ingo Randolf

(more…)

SiS – In the blink of a bird

“In the blink of a bird” is the product of a collaborative work initiated by a group of individuals who pursue the possibilities of collective production, and reflect on the ways and methods of thinking, acting, departing and deciding together. It  is an exhibition expanding through invites and participations based on the conceptual and structural basis constructed by Selda Asal, Özgür Atlagan, Fatma Belkıs, Şafak Çatalbaş, Elmas Deniz, Borga Kantürk, Evrim Kavcar, Yasemin Nur, Sevgi Ortaç, Gümüş Özdeş, Gökçe Süvari, and Merve Ünsal. Onur Ceritoğlu & Berk Asal.

(more…)

Özgür Erkök Moroder – Controlled Fantasy

“A dream is “seen,” it just “happens” to us, whereas a fantasy is constructed. We are the constructers.”  (more…)

Joan Grossman – Drop City (82′)

Drop City began on a rooftop in Kansas, where two young artists, Gene Bernofsky and Clark Richert, dropped art from their studio onto the street. They wanted to make art a part of everyday life. In 1965, together with Jo Ann Bernofsky and Richard Kallweit, they bought a small piece of land in southern Colorado, and were soon joined by other artists, writers and inventors. (more…)

Fezayafirar – Live Performance

Experimental duo Fezayafirar appears at Apartment Project Berlin for yet another improvised session, where they will go between drone, polyrhythms, noise and soundscapes, bringing together analog electronics, acoustic and DIY instruments. Frances Sander will accompany the duo with live paintings.

Ali Demirel – Kuyu (The Pit)

The Pit is the second work of what Demirel calls his “post-apocalyptic utopia” series.

(more…)

t-räume – 2+1 Stencil Project

What kind of things are touching the youth in Berlin’s Neighbourhoods, especially the teenagers coming from crisis regions like Irak, Syria, Ukraine and Afghanistan.  (more…)