Neighbours in Dialogue | Curated by Beral Madra (Istanbul) for Ars Aevi Museum Collection in Sarajevo

2007

Contemporary Art Exhibition entitled “Neighbours in Dialogue” presents the works of artists from South Caucasus and Middle East.
“Neighbours in Dialogue” is realised under the patronage of Istanbul MetropolitanMunicipality and with the support of the European Cultural Foundation and Prince Claus Foundation.
The artworks are going to be donated to Arsa Aevi, ContemporaryArt Museum, Sarajevo. Exhibitions for this purpose have been realized in Milan, Prato, Ljubljana, Venice, Viennaand Bolognabetween 1992 and 2003. http://www.arsaevi.ba
The organizers of this project BM Contemporary Art Center (www.btmadra.com ) and Korpus Publications aim to support the cultural relations, artistic communication, and collaboration in between the art experts and artists from South Caucasus, Middle East andEast Mediterranean.
The concept of the exhibition is based on the book “Neighbours in Dialogue” edited by Beral Madra and Ayşe Orhun Gültekin, published in English by Norgunk Publications in May 2005, Istanbul. The book was launched in the international meeting “Venice Agendas” and the authors of the book were invited toVenicefor the related forum during the 51st Venice Biennale, June 2005.
The Turkish version of the book is published for the Istanbul exhibition.
Leyla Akundzadeh, Ruben Arevshatian, Saleh Barakat, Kamal Boullata, Salwa Mikdadi and Nermin Saybaşılı, who contributed to the book invited the artists. Beral Madra is the executive curator of the exhibition.
KOMŞULARLA KONUŞMALAR
SARAYBOSNA ARSAEVİ KOLEKSİYONU İÇİN ÇAĞDAŞ SANAT SERGİSİ
FESHANE-İ AMİRE 10-31 MART 2007
Komşularla Konuşmalar (www.neighboursindialogue.net)
İstanbul Büyükşehir Belediyesi himayesinde European Cultural Foundation (ECF) ve Prince Claus Vakfı destekleriyle gerçekleştirilen Komşularla Konuşmalar Sergisinin yapıtları Saraybosna’daki Ars Aevi Çağdaş Sanat Müzesi Koleksiyonu’na bağışlanacaktır.
Ars Aevi Koleksiyonunu oluşturmak için 1992 – 2003 yılları arasında, Milano, Prato, Ljubljana, Venedik, Viyana ve Bologna kentleri sergiler düzenlemiştir. 2003 ‘den bu yana İstanbul, Zagreb, Selanik, Atina, Ghent, Frankfurt ve Bonn’dan koleksiyonların gelmesi beklenmektedir. http://www.arsaevi.ba
Güney Kafkasya, Ortadoğu ve Doğu Akdeniz’den sanatçılar arasında iletişim ve işbirliğini desteklemeyi, bölge ülkeleri arasında kültürel alış verişe katkıda bulunmayı ve İstanbul odaklı bir sanat platformunu canlı tutmayı amaçlayan serginin yapımcılığını BM Çağdaş Sanat Merkezi ve Korpus Kültür Sanat Yayıncılık üstlenmiştir.
Serginin önemli bir özelliği de Norgunk Yayınevi tarafından Mayıs 2005’te Beral Madra ve Ayşe Orhun Gültekin’in editörlüğünde İstanbul’da İngilizcesi yayınlanmış olan ‘Neighbours in Dialogue’ (Komşularla Konuşmalar) başlıklı kitaba dayanan bir içeriğe sahip olmasıdır. Haziran 2005’te kitap, 51.Venedik Bienali’ne paralel bir etkinlik olarak düzenlenen ‘Venice Agendas’ toplantılarının açılışında sunulmuş, üç günlük açıkoturumun konusu olmuş ve yazarlar Venedik’e davet edilmiştir. Sergi dolayısıyla kitabın Türkçesi yayınlanacaktır.
Kitaba katkıda bulunan yazarlardan Leyla Akundzadeh, Ruben Arevshatian, Saleh Barakat, Kamal Boullata, Salwa Mikdadi ve Nermin Saybaşılı sanatçıların seçimini gerçekleştirmiştir. Beral Madra serginin uygulama küratörüdür.
BROCHURE TEXT FOR NEIGHBOURS IN DIALOGUE 10-31 MARCH, FESHANE-I AMIRE, ISTANBUL
Since the 1990s we have witnessed the emergence of a new dialogue and exchange of ideas among the arts communities of the countries of the Southern Caucasus, the Middle East and the Eastern Mediterranean; it is our sincere hope that this essential process in the making of current art will continue. In spite of ongoing adverse political and economic developments in the region, the practice of art, art criticism, general critical theory and local art events are continuing and intensifying with the support of a regional network and mutual agreements.
The existence within this territory of a complex multilingual and multicultural galaxy composed of a variety of modernisms and postmodernisms with various forms of expression and differing discourses renders these contemporary art scenes even more prolific and attractive. In addition, there is a desire and even a sense of urgency to remap the contemporary cultural environment in a manner parallel to the rapid and intense transformations taking place in the EU countries.

 

 

 

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