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September 30, 2016 – November 12, 2016

Rampa Istanbul, Şair Nedim Caddesi No 20, Kat -2, Akaretler, Beşiktaş

This group exhibition, curated by Nicole Dee O’Rourke and Esra Sarıgedik Öktem, is about dispossession and its aftermath. The works on display will deal with issues pertaining to the body itself and the body in society, politics, culture and beyond. And, it will take these ideas in the context of memory and forgetting, time and space, and the individual and collective, in an aesthetic search for the ideas, colours and mediums that elicit in the viewer a kind of re-possession or re-imagination or re-placement of that which exists as fact or even rumour or clouded memory.

The inspiration for this show comes from Judith Butler and Athena Athanasiou’s book Dispossession: The Performative in the Political, which looks at the many ways one can be dispossessed and the circumstances in which individuals can be emotionally, socially, sexually and politically dispossessed.

The following artists are participating in the exhibition: Murat Akagündüz, Vahap Avşar, Hera Büyüktaşçıyan, Cansu Çakar, Aslı Çavuşoğlu, Hakan Gürsoytrak, Servet Koçyiğit, Civan Özkanoğlu, Michael Rakowitz, Huo Rf, Pipilotti Rist, Erinç Seymen, Yaşam Şaşmazer, Hasan Özgür Top, Clemens von Wedemeyer and Seçil Yersel.

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