Independent Art Spaces in Dialogue
Exhibitions and Events
July 4 through August 16 2009
Opening: Friday, July 3, from 7 p.m.
Welcome Address: Dr. Franz Schulz, District Mayor Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg
Istanbul-Off-Spaces exhibition and event
in Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien is meant to draw attention to a phenomenon
that has arisen in recent years: the increasing number and growing influence
of project groups and independent non-commercial art spaces in Istanbul.
In Istanbul, art project spaces act as important locations for social
discourse and discussions about civil society. As a result of increasing
internationalization, but also as a consequence of growing independence
and burgeoning self-awareness, locations, publishers, magazines and
players in the field of contemporary visual arts have established themselves
as outstanding elements of social and political discourse in Istanbul.
The activities in Berlin are aimed at initiating a dialogue between
these projects and their protagonists offering a presentation platform
Stéphane Bauer and Sencer Vardarman
Nomad & Upgrade!Istanbul,
A Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien Exhibition, supported by the Capital
Culture Fund, conceived and planned by Stéphane Bauer and Sencer Vardarman
Mahya “SADEDE GEL”
(come to the point)
Light installation over the main entrance of Bethanien building