Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Candid Stories

Can Altay
Osman Bozkurt
Esra Ersen
Hatice Güleryüz
Gülsün Karamustafa
Sefer Memişoğlu
Ahmet Öğüt

May 21 - June 13, 2008

Insa Art Space, in collaboration with Platform Garanti Contemporary Art Center of Turkey, presents a screening program, Candid Stories curated by Öyku Ozsoy.

The program is composed of the works of seven Turkish video artists, focusing on how they relate with the city of Istanbul and how the forms of those relationships vary. While Park Jooyeon's Summer Light, IAS' previously screened work, and the publication Passer-by comprehend the standpoint of the artist experiencing and reminiscing Istanbul as a stranger to the city, these works contain the view of the local artists who, inevitably and incessantly, communicate with Istanbul as a part of their everyday life. Candid Stories and Park Jooyeon's work confront and communicate with each other, therefore creating a dialog. Moreover, a dialog between Istanbul and Seoul, two cities undergoing similar urban problems, is formed. These works which observe the social issues concerning Istanbul, arouse those of Seoul into introspection. IAS and Platform Garanti has consistently interchanged since Frame Builders, 2006.