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The Moving Museum

October 28, 2014 – December 14, 2014

Şişhane Otopark

Following major projects in Dubai and London in 2013, The Moving Museum is in Istanbul this autumn.

From August to October, 35 international artists joined 11 local artists in Istanbul for intensive research, production and public engagement. Each artist was commissioned to engage in a major new work during their time in the city. This culminates in an exhibition in which the 46 artists will present their new works over a 80,000 square feet space.

The participating artists include: the Norwegian artist Ann Cathrin November Høibo, whose works range from installation-based, site-specific pieces that incorporate mixed media and found objects to large-scale abstract canvases created using acrylic paint, acid and salt; the popular Turkish artist Aslı Çavusoglu; Burak Delier, who explores the relationship between capitalism and art in his work; Elmas Deniz; the American abstract painter Ethan Cook; Günes Terkol, a member of Ha Za Vu Zu artist group; the Lebanese artist and writer Haig Aivazian; the Turkish multimedia artist Hale Tenger; the Berlin-based conceptual artist Harm van den Dorpel; the German filmmaker and visual artist Hito Steyerl; the Istanbul-based artist Iz Öztat; the well-known new media artist Jeremy Bailey; the Cabadian artist Jon Rafman, whose whose work explores the impact of technology on contemporary consciousness; the Israeli-born artist Larissa Sansour; the Turkish painter Leyla Gediz; the Vienna-based Nilbar Güreş, who confronts subjects such as economic transformation, communication technologies and the meaning of civil rights in her oeuvre; the Dutch-Brazilian visual artist Rafaël Rozendaal; the Swiss artist Tobias Madison; and one of the most exciting artists working in Turkey today, Volkan Aslan, as well as many more.

There is also a side programme of lectures and panels. Check the website for details.

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