“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.
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…)
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.
Apartment Project is about to launch a new series of workshops in collaboration with Uqbar (Berlin) and EMAA (Nicosia) in 2013.The workshops under the name of bufferzone are a cultural collaboration project within artists and cultural organizations.The project aims to approach the notion “buffer zone” in a broader aspect by including political, cultural transitional, divided and gentrification zones besides the conventional meaning understanding of zonal areas to separate controversial groups and nations. Accordingly the project intends to think about these issues together with the artists, researchers and sociologists.The workshops will be held in Istanbul and Nicosia with the participation of artists from Berlin, Istanbul and Nicosia. The participants have been selected amongst the proposals for the open call organized by Apartment Project and EMAA. (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…)
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…)