Red Thread Talks and Conversations - 2
"Red Thread" talk and conversation series continued with the second conference titled "Exposed in Charged Terrains: Artistic Practice and Exhibition Making in the City", on 10-11 June, at İTÜ Faculty of Architecture, Taşkışla 127.
The conference programme was developed by Can Altay and Philipp Misselwitz. The panels which were free of charge were organised in collaboration with İTÜ Institute of Social Sciences, History of Art Program.
June 10, 2008
17.00 Art and the City-Conscious and Unconscious Forms of Instrumentalisation
The first panel was devoted to keynote presentations by authors and actors who consider the effects of artistic and curatorial practice on the city. How do artists and curator's interests intertwine and/ or collide with those of policy makers, developers, city planners? How does the festivalisation of culture, image and branding policies, the instrumentalisation of art within urban transformation policies, real estate market and gentrification affect the work of artists and curators? What opportunities, constraints, responsibilities emerge? The discussion raised issues about the political and economical implication of "Biennial-Making" as an urban intervention.
Bettina Springer, Berlin
Lorenzo Romito, Rome
Mari Paz Balibrea, London/Barcelona
Ayça İnce, İstanbul
Paul McMillen, İstanbul
20.00 Film Screening
"Circles: 8 years in the city of others. Campo Boario 1999-2007"
Video by Stalker
Edited by Michaela Franzoso
Duration 20'
June 11, 2008
17.00 Instruments Reconfigured: Possibilities for Use, Abuse, and Mis-Use
The second panel invited the presentation of artistic and curatorial positions. In relation to the function or achievement expected from the artistic projects, artists, curators, and theorists were asked whether it was still possible to reverse or work with/in the power processes, and what it meant to be reproducing or using the existing system as a critical tool.
20.00 Open Session