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cool istanbul: urban enclosures and resistances

Workshop, 7-8 November 2013, SALT Galata, Istanbul
Organized by the DFG Emmy Noether Research Group
“Changing Imaginations of Istanbul. From ‘Oriental’ to the ‘Cool’ City”



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.