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…)
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.
Apartment Project brings 8 artists who live in Berlin or on the way of moving to Berlin from İstanbul together in an exhibition and event serie titled “No Matter”.
The phrase “No Matter” has multiple meanings and is used in different contexts. Ambigious structure of this title refers to resistance and different interpretations of reality.
“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. The project which is hosted by the Apartment Project was launched in 2016. (more…)
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.
Apartment Project was established in 1999 by Selda Asal as the first artist-run space in Istanbul. Since its inception, Apartment Project has served as a platform for collaboration and cooperation, bringing together artists from different backgrounds to create provocative and innovative work.
In 2012, Apartment Project moved to Berlin-Neukölln and became legally recognized in Germany as an Eingetragener Verein (registered association). Since then, it has also functioned as a mentoring and umbrella organization for a small group of art collectives whose philosophies are in line with Apartment Project’s mission.
Apartment Project supports artistic initiatives that embody the spirit of interdisciplinarity and collaboration, often in mobile or international contexts. The organization has realized numerous projects in Turkey, Germany, the South Caucasus, the Balkans, and Iran. In all of these localities, Apartment Project fosters work that fits within its central areas of interest. (more…)
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…)
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.
Artists from Istanbul, Izmir, and Mardin have come together in Berlin at Apartment Project in July 2016 for a-month long experience of communal living and production. This marks the beginning of a one-year long process called Mist. Aiming for low visibility and high presence, the artists are considering positions, actions, and presence they can take in response to the accelerating trans–geographic state of exception. (more…)
In unserem ersten Workshop von Mai bis Juli haben wir mit Geflüchteten in der Stadt Villa Global gearbeitet. Gemeinsam mit Schüler*innen der Heinrich-Heine Schule produzierten wir im Juni und Juli ein kollektives Musik-Video. Hier sind ein paar Eindrücke.
The Private Nationalism Project is a series of international art and cultural programs. It has been realized as a collaborative effort among eight institutions from six countries, an international team of art professionals, and several artists from Central-Eastern Europe and beyond. (more…)
As a part of the Transmediale-CTM Vorspiel Festival program, Apartment Project is hosting sesperisi and Daniel Hinojo.
“sesperisi” (by Özgür Erkök Moroder) will perform it’s new electro post-punk songs using a “wild-green” costume, which alludes to the mythical wildman and green man figures in the context of post-apocalyptic stage decoration. (more…)
Using music to connect
This project was conceptualized by Selda Asal with the visual artist Özgur Erkök Moroder in 2015. Its aim was to gain insight into the lives of the people that make up the diverse population of Neukölln. The culmination of this collaborative work is a rap music video, which functions as a mediator to engage the public to share their own stories. (more…)
One of the important streets of Tarlabası, İstanbul is Omer Hayyam street, and Kahya Bey street is an long, narrow road that crosses it. The workshops that form that basis of the exhibition were done with children and the teenagers living in the first 61 meters of this street. (more…)
Während des Workshops werden die TeilnehmerInnen digitale Produktionsmethoden kennenlernen und diese für die Visualisierung ihrer nächtlichen Träume als Bilder, Animationen, Videospiele oder als künstlerische Installationen einsetzen. Die Methoden und Fragestellungen des Workshops sollen den TeilnehmerInnen Reflexionsvermögen und Wissen vermitteln, die den Umgang mit digitalen Bilderfluten erleichtern.
The name of the exhibition “UTOPMINIA” originated from thinking about the initial idea and model (a miniature object – mini) as one of the ways of technical expression. The idea was to present a utopia through a model of a garden, as one of our current possibilities, so that each of as presented their own utopia through the model of a garden. (more…)
Film conceived and produced by the Collective Film Project (KFP)
Collective Film Project (Kolektif Film Projesi, KFP) is a cinema initiative of Apartment Project. KFP was formed as a platform for artists from different backgrounds and working in a variety of media to come together to create new cinematic forms. The project is grounded in a philosophy of collaboration, embracing spontaneity and improvisation. KFP drew inspiration from the tropes and formats of historical genres of film, performance, and literature. (more…)
Phantoms of Gezi
Before and even after, many people died, were killed. Wars still have not ended and never will. Martial law, unjustifiable executions, military governments, femicides… Really, what kept us tethered to life during those periods… How were we watching, what were we seeing? What did we see, were we able to see? Or if we couldn’t see, what was blinding us? Maybe we had gotten used to so many things, we had become hardened. Maybe we had become desensitized watching the “live broadcasts” every night. That was probably why we kept flipping channels, allowing other dreams to carry us away. (more…)
Even my mum can make a book is a travelling fanzine and artists’ book project that was initiated in 2010 in Istanbul by Timothée Huguet, Kristina Kramer and Gamze Özer. Since then the archive of emmcmakeabook has been expanding and shown in different locations. Until now more than 300 people from all over the world have contributed with their publications.
During the exhibition period everybody can join our workshops each saturday from 12.00-19.00 and make their own publication.
Apartment Project- Berlin will turn into an open collaborative project space between 7th-11th May open from 3pm-8 pm.
“What do you remember about the earth?
How will you begin?
What is the shape of your body?
How will you live now?
What are the consequences of silence?
What would you say if you could?” (more…)
In the spring of 2012 we made a series of experimental excursions into our city, Berlin. Our idea was to activate the potentials of our urban setting; the blank facades, the busy streets, the characters that comprise what we understand as our city. (more…)
After a little while from the opening of “Everything’s gonna be alright”, on January the 19th, when Hrant Dink, an Armenian-Turkish journalist was murdered, the artists came together on the 20th and started making workshops to protest this event.
Bufferzone, organized in 2013 in collaboration with Uqbar from Berlin and EMAA (European Mediterranean Art Association) from Nicosia, is an experimental workshop and a cultural collaboration project within cultural organizers and artists. Besides offering a mobile experience with the process, involving the dynam- ics of collective living and production, bufferzone aims to contemplate about the concepts of disunity and borders through their various layers. (more…)
Re-Locate project aims to address the historical fact of compulsory population exchanges in the Balkan region, which took place between two world wars, changing borders and possibilities to create newer bonds through artistic dialogue. The shared history within the chosen regions; Plovdiv-Bulgaria, Athens-Greece, Skopje-Macedonia and Prishtina-Kosovo, provides a basis to establish a mutual platform to research both about common history and develop a cultural understanding on various levels. (more…)
ROUND TABLE & WORKSHOP | on the challenges of cultural organizations & artists in Arab countries and Germany
→ Deena Abdelwahed: Tunis/Tunesia
→ Dina Kafafy: Townhouse Gallery, Cairo/Egypt
→ Marwa Helmy: Al Mawred Al Thaqafy, Cairo/Egypt
→ Mohamed Hussein: Freelance artist, designer and curator, Baghdad/Iraq (more…)
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.
KABA HAT was in a residency in Apartment Project between 25 July-6 September 2013. During that period KABA HAT had an exhibition in Institut für Alles Mögliche, participated to the B_tour festival and between 2 September-2 October 2013 Trümmer auf Trümmer (Yığın üstüne yığın) was exhibited in Apartment Project.
Research Station of the Archive
Since 2004 berlinerpool, an artist initiative, structures a cooperative network of artists, curators and art spaces. The mobile physical artists’ archive with 230 artists’ files and online portfolios introduce berlinerpool’s members. (more…)
In reverse order:
The third set will be a performance of tiefgrund4 which lasts 30 minutes. The second set will be less pulse oriented and work with pre-recorded sounds in juxtaposition of seemingly similar equivalents from digital source. I will start the show with a performance of a text that I wrote in 2010, called ABC with a commentary, written according to the structural layout of the original. I will read both the original and the commentary as a lecture performance with music.” (more…)
Duration: 6 hrs.
Collaboration is an ongoing series of performances by Jasmin Schaitl (AT) and William “Bilwa” Costa (US) that explores the correlation between, and the potentials of; transformation, alteration, duration and ephemerality. It combines two practices that incorporate movement, sound, action, materials, objects, the body, and composition. (more…)
This misrepresentation continued in the 2007 New Year exhibition, ‘Everything’s gonna be Alright’. For this show, the forty-two participants used Post-its to cover the texts and images already adhered to the walls, ceiling, and floor for the ‘All About Lies’ exhibition. (more…)
Apartment Project, an art initiative producing contemporary art projects since 1999, presents ‘All About Lies’ bringing together work – paintings, drawings, videos and objects by 60 participants from different disciplines to be exhibited in its 23m2 space. (more…)