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.
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…)
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
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.
“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
Thur-Fri-Sat 4pm to 7pm
Exhibition Opening “T-RÄUME”
Monday, 11th of December 2017, 6pm
Duration: 11th – 17th of December
The exhibition “t-Räume” is showcasing the works produced in more than 10 workshops with young Neuköllners in the years 2016 and 2017. The wide spectrum of works includes Virtual Reality experiments, a poster campaign, chair and dome structures, urban games, music videos and dream holograms.
25th November – 10th of December
Opening Days/Hours: Thu to Sat 4pm – 7pm
Participants: Merve Bedir & Alican İnal, Suat Öğüt, belit sağ
The prevalent comprehension of (architectural) space tends to focus on (singular) event(s) staged in a certain space. The city, the square, the street, the house, the room of sorts are perceived as spaces where personal, public, and societal relations, such as political struggle, conflict, disagreement, and leisure take place. This kind of comprehension externalizes the relational and the spatial from each other, thus detaches the architectural space from the relations that produce it, or the relations that it produces*. In fact, each such relation produce their (architectural) spatiality, and the architectural space defines the characteristics of these relations. For instance, both the sovereign and the resistance are established and experienced, and transform in a certain space, in accordance with the characteristics of the space**.
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.
“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.
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…)
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…)
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…)
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.
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.
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…)
Book Launch & Exhibition: Valentina Karga /// 15 Days on Mars
The artist Valentina Karga shares her diaries from her adventures in search of self-sufficiency: What does an urban garden in a European metropolis have to do with a Mars simulation base in the desert in the USA? The two stories recounted in this book unfold in antipodal places and contexts. They have, however, something in common. Self-sufficiency is a field of various interests, from individuals or small communities wanting to be autonomous for economical, ecological or political motives to the military and its desire to conquer new extra-terrestrial territories. (more…)