Genco Gulan
Since 2002
istanbulmuseum@yahoo.com
Works in Istanbul Turkey

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BIO
Genco Gülan is a conceptual artist with an interest in new media and performance art. He studied Political Science and Art at Bogazici University then he pursued an MA degree on Media Studies at New School, New York. He got prizes from BP, New School, Lions, E.M.A.F. Nominated for the European Art prize in 2012 and got selected as a finalist. Gülan made solo shows in Istanbul, Ankara, Graz, Berlin, New York, Seoul and Zagreb. His works are presented in museums such as; Centre Pompidou, Pera, ZKM, MAM, Rio and La Triennale di Milano. He participated to festivals such as; Steirishes Herbst, Ars Electronica, Mediaterra, prog-me, Accente, Balkan Art and Istanbul Festival. His net-art pieces have been exhibited at irishmuseumofmodernart.org, rhizome.org and kanonmedia.com/ His works listed in required reading lists such as; City University, New York, Rice University and U.C. Santa Barbara. Gülan gave conferences at Yale, School of Visual Arts, Köln University and New York Institute of Technology. Genco Gülan and his art has been referred to by Newsweek, Herald Tribune, NY Arts, Art in America, Art News, Das Kunst, Beaux Arts and Idomenee. His monography edited Dr. Marcus Graf is published by Revolver Berlin the title "Conceptual Colors of genco Gulan". His book "De-Constructing the Digital Revolution" is published by LAP and both of the books are available at amazon.com/ Genco Gülan was in the Advisory Board of Balkan Biennial, Thessaloniki and International Programming Committee of ISEA Singapore. He is the founder of the Web Biennial. Currently he teaches at Mimar Sinan Academy and Bogazici University.
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DISCUSSION

Contemporary Mythologies that Avoids the Post Modern Trap


At the Istanbul State Fine Arts Museum and Gallery in Beyoglu, between September 22 and October 4th, Genco Gulan

DISCUSSION

EVENT

Web Biennial 2003


Dates:
Thu Jun 05, 2003 00:00 - Tue Jun 03, 2003

Web Biennial 2003: International Bi-annual Contemporary Art Exhibition for the World Wide Web.

Abstract:
Web Biennial 2003 is the first international bi-annual contemporary art exhibition that will be located exclusively on the World Wide Web (W.W.W). The Web Biennial has been anounced, produced, exhibited and then will be documented on the Web. This approach is unique among other exhitions and Biennials as the consept is built upon this de-centralisation. Technically the navigation is based on a simple portal and a custom search engine. In this structure the participants not only host their own contents in their own servers but they also voluntarily change the source code of their index pages for navigation through the web. Hence the Web Biennial not only aims to offer an alternative approach for exhibiting online art but also an alternative approach for exhibiting art online.

Key Words: Web-art; net-art; World Wide Web; contemporary art; online exhibition; community formation; Biennial.

Web Biennial is a contemporary art exhibition which will be realised exclusively on the World Wide Web (W.W.W.) in every two years. The previews of the Web Biennial 2003 started in March 2003, the exhibition starts in June 2003 and the exhibition will be online till the end of the year 2003. Currently 60 artists from 15 countries confirmed their participation to the Web Biennial 2003. The access to these artworks will be from the portals www.istanbulmuseum.org/webbiennial.html and www.webbiennial.org/.

This project is the result of a seven year research on the exhibition methods and represantation problem on the WWW. Most of the galleries or museums present representations of the artworks, such as scanned images of paintings or digital photos of sculptures, as online exhibitions. Moreover these images and information are mostly hosted on a single main server. In contrast Web Biennial deals mainly with artworks that are created for the networked environment or virtual artworks. More over the projeckt also uses the relations of the virtual environment.

For example the Biennial has been anounced and will be realised, produced, exhibited and than documented exclusively on the W.W.W. Several hundereds of e-mails have been exchanged. We made many new virtual friends. Still the project not only aims to offer an alternative approach for exhibiting online art but also an alternative approach for exhibiting art online.

In the exhibition all the projects are presented as diverse as possible. There were no limitations on media or size. We wanted to artists to create as unlimited as possible. Hence we created an alternative


EVENT

Web Biennial 2003 Started


Dates:
Thu Jun 05, 2003 00:00 - Tue Jun 03, 2003

Web Biennial 2003: International Bi-annual Contemporary Art Exhibition on the World Wide Web and for the World Wide Web.

Istanbul Contemporary Art Museum, iS.CaM and the director Mehmet Sinan presents Web Biennial 2003, the first international bi-annual contemporary art exhibition that will be located exclusively on the World Wide Web (W.W.W). The Web Biennial has been anounced, produced, exhibited and then will be documented on the Web. This approach is unique among other exhitions and Biennials as the consept is built upon this de-centralisation of the WWW. Technically the navigation is based on a simple portal and a custom search engine. In this structure the participants not only host their own contents in their own servers but they also voluntarily change the source code of their index pages for navigation through the web. Hence the Web Biennial not only aims to offer an alternative approach for exhibiting online art but also an alternative approach for exhibiting art online. International Bi-annual Contemporary Art Exhibition for the World Wide Web. Please visit http://www.webbiennial.org/ We will keep on accepting proposals till the end of the year.


DISCUSSION

Web Biennial 2003


Web Biennial 2003 starts at www.webbiennial.org

Istanbul Contemporary Art Museum and the Director
Mehmet Sinan is happy to announce the start of the
first ever Web Biennial in June 2003. Web Biennial
2003 is the first international bi-annual contemporary
art exhibition that will be located exclusively on the
World Wide Web (W.W.W). The Web Biennial has been
anounced, produced, exhibited and then will be
documented on the Web. This approach is unique among
other exhitions and Biennials as the consept is built
upon this de-centralisation. Technically the
navigation is based on a simple portal and a custom
search engine. In this structure the participants not
only host their own contents in their own servers but
they also voluntarily change the source code of their
index pages for navigation through the web. Hence the
Web Biennial not only aims to offer an alternative
approach for exhibiting online art but also an
alternative approach for exhibiting art online.

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iS.CaM / Istanbul Cagdas Sanat Muzesi / Istanbul Contemporary Art Museum.
Muallim Naci Cad. No: 119 H5 Ortakoy, 80840 Istanbul / Turkiye. Tel: + 90(212) 323 0854
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