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. She had a life in poverty. She never learned Turkish. She never needed it. She passed all her life at home with her children. In regard of the socio-cultural structure in her neighbourhood, she was oppressed by her entourage and her husband. Along with this few information, Nazifya Akarsu is artist Ece Gökalp’s mother’s mother, and so her grandmother. (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.
SiS As a group of artists ( Selda Asal, Fatma Belkıs, Şafak Çatalbaş, Elmas Deniz, Borga Kantürk, Evrim Kavcar, Sevgi Ortaç, Gümüş Özdeş, Gökçe Süvari, and Merve Ünsal ) came together to form a temporary collective under the name of ‘SiS’, the idea was to articulate at a time when the conceptual and visual frameworks that artists work with seem to fall short. To try to talk about the contemporary times indirectly, using allegories, metaphors, and self-inflicted filters,
contributing artists of SiS are looking for modes of expression to both overcome and infiltrate our quotidia.
The television channel of ’SiS’- His Tv 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 after the exhibition as well.
HisTv Produktion Team:
Selda Asal, Özgür Atlagan, Elmas Deniz, Gümüs Özdes, Safak Catalbas,
Design: Berk Asal IT :Emre Birismen
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.
“No matter what”, “no problem” indicates resistence, the will of keeping going on, individual as well as collective motivation of resistance and survival. (more…)
“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…)
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…)