Enunciation Rather Than Representation
In April 2016, curator Alya Sebti assumed the role of director at the renowned ifa Gallery in Berlin. Since 2015, she has been working on various narrations in the space of ifa Gallery Berlin and Stuttgart. In this interview with Göksu Kunak, Sebti talks about the ideas that underpin her...
'While the European Union and Turkey are discussing where to settle refugees and Turkey is insisting on its contentious politics, Halil Altındere, like David Bowie singing Life on Mars, looks at the sky and contemplates receiving salvation in space, a supposed no man's land, in the exhibition Space Refugee at...
Göksu Kunak reports from the Global Academy? conference at Salzburger Kunstverein, which took place between 5 and 6 August 2016. A year-and-a-half in the making, the conference was initiated with the question of 'how other institutions in the world deal with contemporary art education and what kind of exchange is...
Göksu Kunak reviews Chronographia, Gülsün Karamustafa's retrospective exhibition, currently on display at Berlin's Hamburger Bahnhof. With 110 works dating back to the 1970s, from paintings, installations and videos, this thematic retrospective offers a multi-temporal, multi-layered insight into Karamustafa's practice, which has consistently dealt with the traumatic affects of nation building...
In this essay, Göksu Kunak interprets ancient folklore within the myth of ritual, and examines its relationship to history and sites of historic relevance – real or imagined.
Place, Space and Purpose
In this interview with Göksu Kunak, Lina Majdalanie (previously known as Lina Saneh) challenges the concepts of 'East' and 'West' as dichotomies around which various elements of performance are situated – as opposing, unrelated histories within performance art as a field; as defined differing modes and styles; and as distinct,...
Theatre of the Present
How does theatre enact the compression of time, while mediating a kind of immediacy not found, specifically, in film or video works? In this interview with Göksu Kunak, Rabih Mroué addresses this and other points, including the role of audiences, time, and context.
X-Apartments, a project by Matthias Lilienthal, took place in Beirut as the opening act of the festival Home Works 6. It was but another of the many site-specific installations X-Apartments has produced; others have taken place in Vienna (2003), Berlin (2004), Istanbul (2008), Sao Paulo (2009), Johannesburg (2010), Warsaw (2010)...