Friday, April 14, 2006

Talk: Exhibition as School in a Divided City, April 25, 18:30, Anton Vidokle

Exhibition as School in a Divided City

Anton Vidokle to speak on Manifesta 6

Anton Vidokle is a Moscow-born, New York based artist. His work has been exhibited in shows such as the Venice Biennale, Dakar Biennale, Lodz Biennale, and at Tate Modern, London; Moderna Galerija, Ljubljana; Musee d'art Modern de la Ville de Paris; Museo Carrillo Gil, Mexico City; UCLA Hammer, LA; ICA, Boston; Haus Der Kunst, Munich; P.S.1, New York; amongst others. Together with Julieta Aranda, Vidokle put together e-flux video rental, which started in New York last fall and is currently travelling to Kunst-Werke, Portikus, Extra-City, as well as other venues. As the founding director of e-flux, Anton Vidokle produced and published online projects and print publications such as Next Documenta Should Be Curated By An Artist, curated by Jens Hoffman; Do it, curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Utopia Station poster project, and others, including An Image Bank for Everyday Revolutionary Life, based on the photo archive of David Alfaro Siqueiros, and the ongoing Martha Rosler Library. Anton Vidokle is a co-curator of Manifesta 6, Nicosia.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Talks: Wednesday, 12 April at 6:30 pm

David Kareyan & Eva Khachatrian
Contemporary Art in Armenia

Wednesday, 12 April at 6:30pm.

Curators of the Armenian Center for Contemporary Experimental Art (ACCEA) David Kareyan and Eva Khachatrian will talk about contemporary art in Armenia at Platform Garanti CAC. David Kareyan will present "New Forms of Resistance In Armenian Contemporary Art From the Nineteen Eighties to the Present" and Eva Khachatrian will discuss "Women's Art and New Technologies in Armenian Contemporary Art".

David Kareyan was born in 1973 and graduated from the Fine Art Academy, Yerevan. He curated the Armenian Pavilion at the 51st Venice Biennale and has organised exhibitions in Slovenia, the Czech Republic and the USA. He has also participated as an artist in a number of group exhibitions in Europe.

Eva Khachatrian was born in 1977 and graduated from the Conservatory, Faculty of Music Theory, Yerevan, where she also received a masters degree and now works as a PhD candidate. She has curated exhibitions in Sweden, Norway, Iran and the Czech Republic, mainly focusing on women artists and new technologies.

Sunday, April 09, 2006

Archiving disappearance, symposium Nr.1

Archiving disappearance, symposium Nr.1: The introduction
Friday, April 28, 6.00 - 8.30pm
Saturday, April 29, 2.00 - 6.30pm


A public symposium organised by Krist Gruijthuijsen, with guest speakers Bik van der Pol, Brian Holmes, Alexander Koch, Anders Kreuger, Raimundas Malasauskas, Bob Nickas, Seth Siegelaub.

When, as an artist, you aren�t successful at the beginning of your artistic career, the shift from living and working as a practicing to a non-practicing artist is easily made. So easy, that it takes some time to realize that this step has been taken. But what if your position in the artistic field is accomplished, you�re a successful artist and you decide to stop producing work? Is this to be seen as the end of one�s career, or as a statement towards the art world? Is it not possible to blur from one profession to another and for others to accept this decision as private rather than as a considered statement? Does the impossibility of �stepping out� without the art world examining one�s reasons, implicate a radical fusion of art and life?

When we talk about successful artists who made the decision to stop producing work, we also refer to them as having "stepped out" of art. In the project Archiving Disappearance, this phenomenon is investigated.

The first symposium will take place on the 28th and 29th April 06, in the gallery of Platform. Those invited to participate in the project have already been dealing with this subject in various ways and will introduce their research during the event. The complete project will comprise an archive, two symposia and a publication. Krist Gruijthuijsen was a guest of the Istanbul Residency Programme at Platform Garanti from October 05 � March 06 with the support of the FONDS BKVB, the Netherlands.

For information about discounted hotel rates and travel information please contact platform@garanti.com.tr or call +902122932361.

This symposium is supported by the Consulate General of the Netherlands, Istanbul; the Mondriaan Foundation, the Netherlands; The French Cultural Insitute, Istanbul; Consulate General of Sweden in Istanbul; the Goethe Institute, Istanbul