The Moving Museum Istanbul

The Moving Museum Istanbul

28 October–14 December 2014

Şişhane Park, Istanbul, Turkey | Website

The Moving Museum Istanbul

Artists/ Sanatçılar: Amalia Ulman, Ann Cathrin November Høibo, Anne De Vries, Aslı Çavusoglu, Ben Schumacher, Burak Delier, Daniel Keller, David Douard, Elmas Deniz, Emanuel Rossetti, Ethan Cook, George Henry Longly, Günes Terkol, Haig Aivazian, Hannah Perry, Harm van den Dorpel, Ha Za Vu Zu, Helga Wretman, Hito Steyerl, Ilja Karilampi, Iz Öztat, Jaakko Pallasvuo, Jeremy Bailey, Joe Hamilton, Jon Rafman, Jonas Lund, Jumana Manna, Lara Ögel, Larissa Sansour, Leyla Gediz, Mai-Thu Perret, Michael Staniak, Ming Wong, N Dash, Nilbar Güreş, Oliver Osborne, Özlem Altın, Peles Empire, Phillip Zach, Rafaël Rozendaal, Volkan Aslan, Zach Blas

On October 28, The Moving Museum will launch it’s 2014 Istanbul exhibition in the Sishane Otopark. It will be held across 3 floors of the complex, inhabiting five central halls, a metro level mezanine, and the public outdoor park. The exhibition will span over 80,000 square feet and will feature newly commissioned presentations by all 46 artists and collectives during an intensive three month residency period in Istanbul.

Over the past 3 months The Moving Museum saw 35 international artists join 11 local artists in Istanbul in a period of intensive research, production, and public engagement, and each artist was commissioned to engage in a major new work during their time in the city. The artists represents a generation of practitioners working seamlessly across disciplines and borders, displacing aesthetics and redefining best practices against a backdrop of constant change. The exhibition serves to articulate these approaches through the locus of Istanbul, a city echoing this artistic flux, and whose questions and promises embody a microcosm of compatible concerns.

As an artist focused initiative, The Moving Museum held a series of workshops led by resident artists exploring the form and structure of the residency and exhibition. The workshops explored the desires, inspirations and challenges risen from this process of exchange; of installing and establishing a nomadic structure in Istanbul, of understanding the complex web of politics underpinning the life and peoples in the city, and of research and production and working towards creating reciprocal moments.

Through these various discussions and ongoing criticality it was collectively decided that the exhibition would establish a forum for individual perspectives, with artists entering on distinct terms, culminating in a space that seeks to stress the possibility of contradictions and multi-perspectivity, and to highlight the individual approach each artist has developed within the residency. With this in mind, the exhibition will reflects the structure of its process and will create a space for discovery and possibility.

Recently completed this year, Sishane Otopark is an important urban planning project, a rare example of a public space in Istanbul situated in the heart of the city directly beside Galata Tower. With a direct link toSishane Metro Station from within the complex, the exhibition will embed itself within the fabric of the city and public circulation.