Wednesday, October 18, 2006

HTMlles Program Istanbul

In Istanbul HTMlles EXPORT 2 [06] is co-produced by NOMAD and hosted by Platform Garanti Contemporary Art Center and The Apartment Project. The local presenters include The Apartment Project, Selda Asal, NOMAD, Ceren Oykut, Ozlem Sulak, Hatice Guleryuz, Bengu Karaduman, Filmmor Women’s Cooperative, Ulku Songul, Melek Ozman Nancy Atakan and Tuna Erdem.

Friday (27.10.06)

Platform Garanti Contemporary Art Center
18:00 Running web art programmes on computers Flatlandia, Distibutive
Justice, The Lies Project [the computer room]
19:00 Opening- Introduction by Kyd Campbell and Basak Senova [the gallery]
19:30 Screening of the documentary Le Phantome de L'Operatrice intro by artist [the gallery]

The Apartment Project
11:00 – 14:00 Oral Histories!: Part 1 Intro to Recording & Topics

Saturday (28.10.06)
Platform Garanti Contemporary Art Center
11:00 web art projects-demo by Kyd Campbell [the computer room and the conference room]
12:00 a talk by Tuna Erdem [the computer room and the conference room]
13:00 BREAK
14:00 XS Labs Electronic Textiles workshop [the conference room]
16:00 Filmmor Women's Cooperative presentation and screenings by Ulku Songul and Melek Ozman [the conference room]
16:40 a presentation by Nancy Atakan [the conference room]
17:00 Bioteknica Workshop [the conference room]
19:00 NOMAD selection: screenings by Selda Asal, Ceren Oykut, Ozlem Sulak and Hatice Guleryuz and presentation by Bengu Karaduman (the conference room)

The Apartment Project
11:00 – 14:00 Oral Histories!: Part 2 Interviews

Sunday (29.10.06)
The Apartment Project
15:00 Interactive Walk Flatlandia
17:00 Oral Histories!: Part 3 Presentation - Recorded and/or live broadcasted on radio
Tea Party

NOMAD is an Istanbul-based association that targets to produce and experiment new patterns in the digital art sphere by using various lenses of other disciplines. NOMAD's production network aims to build strong connections across territorial borders through digital culture oriented projects. The main goal of these projects is to establish a productive communication channel that enables access to new resources of information. Since 2002, NOMAD has developed numerous local and international projects including festivals, exhibitions, performances, multimedia events, experimental film screenings, lectures, panels and publications.

The Apartment Project is a 25 square meter, ground level exhibition space, initiated as the first artist-run-space in Istanbul, 1999. The programme of the space is based on interdisciplinary collaborations and has hosted a variety of performances, installations, exhibitions, happenings and events incorporating with local and international institutions, artists and other participants. Most of the projects aim to establish a direct communication with the passer-bys through the three oversize windows facing the street.


HTMlles Festival : EXPORT 2
October 19-29, 2006
Belgrade | Sofia | Istanbul

From the 19th-29th of October 2006, a program of art works and artists that participated in the 7th edition of the HTMlles festival themed Peripheries + Proximities will travel to 3 cities: Belgrade, Serbia ; Sofia, Bulgaria; and Istanbul, Turkey with the goal of fostering new dialog and collaborations. Through a series of focused encounters, interactive workshops, artists talks, performances and short exhibitions, the traveling Canadian artists and their works will encounter numerous curators, gallerists, cultural operators, local artists and local publics in each of the 3 cities. The touring works will be presented in parallel to programming produced by local partners and translated in English and in the respective local languages. All events are open to the public, including the interactive workshops.

visit the website for info on participating artists and city schedules.

participating artists and curators include: Chantal Dumas[ca], Michelle Teran[ca], Caroline Martel[ca], Joanna Berzowska[ca/po], Jennifer Willet + Shawn Bailey[ca], Emily Hermant[ca], Andreja Kuluncic[cr], Maja Ciric[sr], Miroslav Karic[sr], Basak Senova[tr], Selda Asal[tr], Anica Vucetic[sr], Zana Poliakov[sr], Natasa Teofilovic[sr], Aleksandra Jovanic[sr],Yofka[bg], Veronika Tzekova[bg], Adelina Popnedeleva[bg], Diana Popova[bg], Greta Gancheva[bg], Leda Ekimova[bg], Nina Boyanova[bg], Yana Kostova[bg], Vladia Mihailova[bg], The Upgrade! Sofia and The Upgrade! Skopje, Ceren Oykut[tr], Ozlem Sulak[tr], Hatice Guleryuz[tr], Bengu Karaduman[tr], Filmmor Women's Cooperative[tr], Ulku Songul[tr], Melek Ozman[tr] and Tuna Erdem[tr].

Events in Belgrade: held at O3one Gallery and Kontekst Gallery
October 19-21

Events in Sofia: held at the Red House Center for Culture + Debate
October 23-26

Events in Istanbul: organized by NOMAD and held at Platform Garanti
Contemporary Art Center and The Apartment Project
October 27-29

The HTMlles Festival is an ongoing project of StudioXX, Montreal, Canada's foremost women's digital resource centre, in operation since 1995. The HTMlles Festival, started as an annual event focused on the position of women in cyberspace, has now evolved to become an international biennial project which includes all facets of new media and web art technologies. The Montreal events now stand as a globally-known meeting place for women and feminists working in creative digital mediums and the addition of circulation projects has created an international network for Canadian new media artists.

Following the EXPORT2 tour, the next HTMlles biennial event will be held in
October 2007, in Montreal. As a major international event, the HTMlles
Festival seeks submissions from international artists and academics and
collaborations with international curators, and cultural operators. visit
the website, and here for further details.

StudioXX and the HTMlles Festival receive support from numerous governmental
and private bodies including : The Canada Council for the Arts, Le Conseil
des Arts et des Lettres du Quebec, Heritage Canada, The Municipality of
Montreal and The Canadian Embassy in Ankara.

Monday, October 16, 2006

Frieze Art Fair, London, 2006

Platform Garanti was invited as one of two not-for-profit spaces to participate in Frieze Projects 2006. Our project ‘collecting point’ was a drop off point for art publications, periodicals and other materials that were displayed for reference at the Frieze Art Fair. 44 Boxes are now on their way to Istanbul to be made permanently available for public research at Platform.

Frieze Projects has been the annual curatorial programme presented at Frieze Art Fair. For more information.

Frieze Review