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

PORTFOLIO (6)
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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EVENT

FOLDED IN


Dates:
Sat Jun 07, 2008 00:00 - Fri May 23, 2008

Location:
Austria

FOLDED-IN, June 9th - June 27th 2008

Crossing the borders of a WEB 2.0 reality

Project Curator: Personal Cinema & the Erasers
Presentation: Ilias Marmaras, Gülsen Bal und Daphne Dragona

Contributing artists: Alison Williams, Robert Aliaj Dragot , Nikolas Kozakis, Dimitris Dokatzis, Fotini Georgakopoulou, The Centrals, Koen Wastijn, Kostas Beveratos, Babis Kandilaptis, Genco Gulan, Reggy Timmermans, Beatrijs Albers, Irena Paskali

The reason for such an undertaking is that we live in a moments of rupture that regulates the transformations of “demographic politics” and politicisation of life. The main idea behind this involves a concern for affairs that are brought to the attention to bio-politics. We’re not only talking about the culturally specific conditions within shifting modalities, but towards far broader issues that reaches its debates around cross border dialogue, cultural intersections, crossings and/or networks which are profoundly rooted in a “disappearance” of subtle, ‘concrete’ boundaries.

By problematising the “transitory character” where different visions are converging and moving in defining and redefining the borders within new forms of articulation, the question we wish to raise is: what is this really referring to? What would happen when we encounter with a discursive space that produces a reality in which “there is no state in Europe” beyond its borders.

This exposes the imaginary geography and imaginary history which establishes a landscape by bringing together different modes of representation that are usually kept apart. And this coming to presence is by no means a certain matter as the definition of ‘folded-in’ refers a condition of existence.
This is why FOLDED-IN, an online multi-user platform that combines videogame basic elements with the possibility of a constant data flow, addresses the creation of an online community that will not only be part of the game but will create the networking that conveys the world in our absence in its multiplicity.
Thus the concept of becoming minor in its orientation; the project FOLDED-IN aims to take videos out of the context of the Greek-Turkish war (or any similar war or conflict situation in every part of the world) and of the Youtube framing and to re-register them, assigning to them a new role, that of a composing active element in a gameplay. In other words, the aim is their deterritorialization from the broadcast space of Youtube literally, but also metaphorically as signs, transforming the videos from mere screens, to game elements of a further play. FOLDED-IN project is an effort to interrupt the dominant process of propaganda re-production to be an ‘’affinity to infinity’’ an affinity for an always needed redefinition of its products. This generates specific impulses that form the recognition of reality where this manifests a progressive approach to a critical engagement within a creative practice.

The key to understanding this question is related to the concept “yet-to-come” (virtuality) that belongs to ‘being-in-the-world’.

Lecture/talk by Ilias Marmaras and Fahim Amir with Gülsen Bal will cover the presentation of the project and further some extends to the web 2.0 social politics.

Sponsoring and kind support provided by:

BM:UKK
Interkulturelle und Internationale Aktivitäten
Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien


EVENT

Gulan will talk on New Media Art at Yale


Dates:
Wed Apr 04, 2007 00:00 - Wed Apr 04, 2007

Turkish conceptual artist/ media scholar Genco Gulan is officially invited to
give a talk at Yale University, Davenport College, New Haven,
Connecticut on April 5 2007, at 4 PM. The topic of the talk will be
"New Media Art" and the talk will take place at Davenport College Common Room.
In the invitation letter Gulan is described as "...new media
artist practicing this cutting-edge art form in Turkey..." At the
time-honored Yale tradition Genco Gulan will talk about developments
in new media art by presenting examples from his recent works. Gulan
is the the founder of iS.CaM and Web Biennial. Genco Gulan currently lives and works
in Istanbul.


DISCUSSION

Open Call for WB07 started


Dear friends of WB,

This years Open Call for Web Based Art: Web Biennial 2007 has started.

Submissions and exhibition Start: February 1st - End December 31 2007.

As you know Web Biennial is a project produced by Istanbul Contemporary Art Museum, iS.CaM. Artistic director, Genco GULAN, welcomes all to participate again the project
through the portal http://webbiennial.org

We do not have any technical limitation. One project per artist/ e-mail. Sorry, NO Portfolio sites, NO Commercial Projects.
This project is totally free and open for all. No discrimination of any kind. This year all languages welcome except, in the head tags.

Web Biennial is a NO concept, NO curator, NO location, NO sponsor event.

Please send us the URL of your Web Based Art project. Put inside the head tags of your index page:

"Web Biennial 2007 - Name of the Artist - Name of Your Project."

For example: 'Web Biennial 2007 - Sinan Can

OPPORTUNITY

Open Call for Web Based Art: Web Biennial 2007


Deadline:
Thu Jan 25, 2007 07:14

Web Biennial is a project produced by Istanbul Contemporary Art Museum, iS.CaM. Artistic director, Genco GULAN, welcomes all to participate the project through the portal http://webbiennial.org

We do not have any technical limitation. One project per artist/ e-mail.
Sorry, NO Portfolio sites, NO Commercial Projects.
This project is totally free and open for all. No discrimination of any kind.

Web bots welcome. All languages welcome except, in the head tags.
Web Biennial is a NO concept, NO curator, NO location, NO sponsor, Art event since 2003.
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Please send us the URL of your Web Based Art project.
Put inside the head tags of your index page:
"Web Biennial 2007 - Name of the Artist - Name of Your Project."
For example Web Biennial 2007 - Sinan Can - Bionicle Wars
NO REDIRECTION PAGES PLEASE! The index and the web site needs to have the same domain name. NO ATTACHMENTS PLEASE!
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e-mail submissions to: webbiennial@yahoo.com
Please also put in the subject line of your email:
"Web Biennial 2007 - Name of the Artist - Name of Your Project."
Submissions and exhibition Start: February 1st - End December 31 2007.
We will work first come first serve bases. Collaboration proposals from Festivals, Institutions, Individuals welcome.
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DISCUSSION

yenileme/update


(English, German and French texts below)

Sevgili arkadathlar,
Adres defterimizi yeniliyoruz. Lutfen bir kez daha bize adresinizi, kontak isimleri, telefon, elektronik posta ve URL'nizi gonderiniz. Lutfen mesajiniza bizden duzenli olarak posta almak isteyip istemediginizi de belirtiniz.

Saygilar, Catharina Muller.

Dear friends,
We are updating our adressbooks. Please send us once more your contact name, current adress, telephone number, e-mail and URL. Please also mention in your e-mail if you want to keep on
receiving mail from us.

All the best, Catharina Muller

Liebe Freunde,
Wir bringen unser Adressbuch auf den neusten Stand. Bitte schickt uns Eure derzeitge Adresse, Telefonnummer, e-mail und URL, sowie den Namen der zu kontaktierenden Person, falls vorhanden. Solltet Yhr keine weiteren mails vom Ystanbul Museum fur Zeitgenossische Kunst bekommen wollen, lasst uns bitte auch das per mail wissen.

Alles Gute, Catharina Muller

Ches amis,
Nous mettons a jour notre adressbooks. S'il vous plait nous envoyer plus une fois Votre nom de contact, adress actuel, le numero de telephone, l'e-mail et URL. S'il vous plait aussi la mention dans votre e-mail si vous voulez garder sur la reception de courrier de
nous.

Tout le meilleur, Catharina Muller

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iS.CaM, Istanbul Cagdas Sanat Muzesi/ Istanbul Contemporary Art Museum.
Buyuk Hendek Caddesi 37/2 Kuledibi Istanbul / Turkiye.
Tel: + 90(212) 243 9991 /+ 90(212) 211 6353
http://www.istanbulmuseum.org / http://www.webbiennial.org

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