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[Nettime-ro] Fwd: TALK: Erden Kosova: "From Miracle to Crisis. Contemporary Art Practice in Turkey", 22 November 2011, h 19:30, uqbar

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From: uqbar <info {AT} uqbar-ev.de>
Date: Wed, Nov 16, 2011 at 9:49 PM
Subject: TALK: Erden Kosova: "From Miracle to Crisis. Contemporary Art
Practice in Turkey", 22 November 2011, h 19:30, uqbar

*From Miracle to Crisis. Contemporary Art Practice in Turkey
*A talk by *Erden Kosova

When:* Tuesday, 22 November 2011, h 19:30
*Where:* uqbar e.V., Schwedenstrasse 16, 13357 Berlin

In the mid-nineties, the emerging and expanding field of contemporary art
was received by a young generation as an attractive platform that can be
utilised for articulating a political outcry -as a reaction to the tense
atmosphere of Turkey of that time. Yet, in the last decade a series of
social changes caused stagnation in terms of art production: firstly, the
political matters that have been the prime concentration of this art
practice were no more taboos but have become manifest within wide-scale
public discussion; and consequently the art practice have lost its previous
edgy character and could not replace it with a fresh formula; secondly, the
drastic, nauseating process of institutionalisation of the field by the
sudden interest of the prominent bourgeois families and corporate firms
created a schizophrenic atmosphere for any political tone with the art
practice --the general view on contemporary art by the public and the local
intellectuals was that it became the ultimate field of cultural decadance
-contemporary art field have not been able to elaborate a response to this
criticism yet. Do all these occurances sign at a crisis?

 *Erden Kosova* is in the editorial board of the e-journal* red-thread.org *and
member of the Back to School Initiative, an Istanbul based collective. He
works and lives in Istanbul.

Erden Kosova's talk is taking place in the framework of the cooperation
between the initiative Back to School (Istanbul) and uqbar e.V. (Berlin),
on the occasion of the international project TANDEM:
http://www.ecflabs.org/tandem. TANDEM is implemented by MitOst (Berlin),
Ästanbul Bilgi University (Istanbul) and Anadolu KÃltÃr (Istanbul) with the
support of Stiftung Mercator (Essen) and European Cultural Foundation
(Amsterdam). For further information on the project please visit Anadolu
KÃltÃr www.anadolukultur.org / MitOst www.mitost.org

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