Commons Tense / Müşterekler Zamanı - New Media Arts from Turkey
15 September - 30 September
Address: de Constant Rebecqueplein 20, Den Haag
Opening: Saturday 15 September 19:00 - 22:00
Openingstimes exhibition: thursday- friday: 15:30 - 20:00
sat - sun: 14:00 - 19:00
Official Opening 15 September: 19:00 - 22:00
The Electriciteitsfabriek will host the exhibition ‘Commons Tense’, showcasing work from new media artists from Turkey. ‘Commons Tense’ is part of the amber Arts and Technology Festival and Conference, to be held in November 2012 in Istanbul, themed ‘Paratactic Commons’. As its departure point, ‘Commons Tense’ uses the urgent need to reclaim the public ownership of the commons. Realized in collaboration with TodaysArt, the works presented at the exhibition will offer various interpretations of this theme. The co-events, which consist of two workshops, artist presentations, and a seminar, will be held parallel to the exhibition. The exhibition will take place within the framework of NLTR400, celebrating 400 years of diplomatic relations between Turkey and the Netherlands.
The exhibition - curated by Ekmel Ertan (Artistic Director, Co-curator) and Fatih Aydogdu (co-curator) - will consist of twelve newly commissioned works by fifteen artists: Candas Sisman - ISOFIELD, Bager Akbay - I Am An Artist, Fatih Aydogdu - ERROR: TITLE INCLUDED, Osman Koç - Corporeal Experiences, Onur Sönmez + Jaak Kaevats - Jason Shoe, Özgün Kılıç + Sedef Aydoğan - _ _ _ _ _ _ IS FORGOTTEN., Ali Miharbi - False boundaries, Özlem Alkış - Violation, Ahmet Sertac Öztürk - Commun-itchy, Ebru Kurbak - Data Catchers, Selin Özçelik + Nagehan Kuralı - PROBABLE NEEDLEWORK / OLASI EL İŞİ and Mehmet Erkök - Digital Junkman.