Sunday, September 23, 2001

A Coffee-House Conversation on the International Art World and its Exclusions

A Coffee-House Conversation on the International Art World and its Exclusions
September 23 - 24, 2001

A two day conference in Istanbul and London at the beginning and end of the Biennale, programmed by Kahve-Society in collaboration with OBCAP (Istanbul) and Autograph (London), 23nd September (Istanbul) & 11th November (London)

A Coffee-House Conversation on the International Art World and its Exclusions (at the time of the Istanbul Biennale) aimed to explore the cultural, economic and political conditions in which art is produced, and more importantly how art/culture is disseminated in an international context. It is programmed in parallel to the Istanbul Biennale (Egofugal‚ curated by Yuko Hasegawa, 22 September - 17 November 2001), in order to raise crucial contradictions about the reality of Internationalisms. The conference therefore asks: What are the conditions in which inclusion or exclusion from the International Art Scene is negotiated? (Overall Chair) Fatih Özgüven (TBC) introduced the conversations and coordinated the plenary (He writes for Radikal‚ Newspaper on mass culture and is part of a new wave of criticism in Turkish journalism).

Participants:
1st Part: Meltem Ahıska, Kevin Robins, Erden Kosova
2nd Part: Ann Huber-Sigwart, Hüseyin Alptekin, Vasıf Kortun

Contents are found here.