Apricots from Damascus Panel Discussion

Wednesday, January 6, 2016
SALT Galata Auditorium
Istanbul, Turkey 


Participating speakers:

Atıf Akın
Marwa Arsanios
Khaled Barakeh
Sezgin Boynik
Hera Büyüktaşcıyan

Ergin Çavuşoğlu
Nadia Christidi
Fehras Publishing Practices
Minna Henriksson
Güven İncirlioğlu (The Pope)
Banu Karaca
Pınar Öğrenci
Aras Özgün
Steven Rand
Dilek Winchester


Opening remarks
Steven Rand (apexart)

Dilek Winchester and Atıf Akın (Organizers of Apricots from Damascus)

Session I
Moderator: Dilek Winchester
Speakers: Hera Büyüktaşçıyan, Banu Karaca, Marwa Arsanios, and Ergin Çavuşoğlu


Session II
Moderator: Atıf Akın
Speakers: Nadia Al Issa, Fehras Publishing Practices, Khaled Barakeh, and Pınar Öğrenci

Session III
Moderator: Güven İncirlioğlu
Speakers: Sezgin Boynik, Minna Henriksson, and Aras Özgün

Closing remarks
Dilek Winchester and Atıf Akın – See more at: http://apexart.org/events/apricots-panel.php#sthash.04vbe3tj.dpuf

When Works Leave the Page Exhibition

Media Farzin and Alessandro Balteo Yazbeck, Aras Ozgun, Honza Zamojski and Kasper Kovitz
April 28-May 6, 1-8pm
Acting as curators, the editors take the artists’ projects out of the printed pages of the journal and materialize them in a physical space of 392Rmeil393, a historical building in Beirut’s Achrafieh district. The small exhibit consists of enlarged printed texts and photographs ofAras Ozgun’s Black Sea, a site where nature intersects with erased histories and unspoken politics; Honza Zamojski shows an installation that consists of conceptual, audio and visual notes from a Transatlantic journey; Media Farzin and Alessandro Balteo Yazbeck video installation Chronoscope, 1951, 11pm engaging Cold-War politics is screened in the garden; and Kasper Kovitzpresents a famous artists’ course taught to the nuns of a convent in the form of large prints. The exhibition engages with artists’ works spatially, while going beyond the two-dimensional and virtual working context in which the editorial cooperation unfolds.

Special thanks to the Department of Fine Arts and Art History at AUB, Arts and Humanities Initiative, AUB Art Galleries, FAS Dean’s office and the following individuals: Nayla El-Zein Audi, Alfred Cochrane, Lynn El Hout, Kasper Kovitz and G. H. Rabbath.