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Neighbourhood X_0 Artist talk

  • Location:
    Goethe Institut Ankara TR, Atatürk Bulvarı No: 131, Ankara, 06640, TR

Neighbourhood X.0 Artist talk

Genco Gülan, Jenny Marketou, Ilias Marmaras and Krassimir Terziev

18.10.2012, 19:00
Goethe Institut Ankara

This talk will be in the context of:
Neighbourhood X.0 Media Art Exhibition
27 September – 3 November 2012, Ankara

Who is my neighbour? What is neighbour? What does neighbourhood mean in the 21st century? Artists from Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey seek answers
to those questions with their works exhibited in "Neighbourhood X.0" Exhibition to be held within the framework of "ArtUP!" project.

The exhibition hosting media art works such as video installations, online games, experimental documentary films and interactive videos by Can
Altay, Personal Cinema, George Drivas, Genco Gülan, Oktay İnce, Anna Lascari, Jenny Marketou, Ivan Moudov, Zeyno Pekünlü, Raycho Stanev,
Alper Şen, Krassimir Terziev and Borjana Ventzislavova, scrutinizes the theme of "Neighborhood" with observations, interpretations and images. It also aims at presenting multi dimensionality of media art works created in
Bulgaria, Turkey and Greece. 13 media artists participating in the exhibition, remind us that the concept of "Neighbourhood" does not only
have positive connotations in 2012. Today, the concept of "Neighbourhood" still and again may contain wars, poverty led migration and stereotyped conception of “the Other”.
On the other hand, in the works of those artists, the global phenomenon of "Neighbourhood" of the 21st century also contains meanings different than
its classical conception. For example, systematic garbage smuggling from Switzerland to Germany or Bulgarian struggle for Troy in Mexican Pacific
Bay. And first of all, the question "Are our neighbours only people and states?"…

The exhibition will be open to visitors between 27 September - 3 November 2012 at the Goethe-Institut Ankara. However, “Neighbourhood
X.0” being a media art exhibition, will not be limited to "physical space." It can also be visited at our "virtual space" from 27 September on, i.e. at ArtUP! web platform:

Neigborhood X.0
27.09.2012 – 03.11.2012
Visiting hours (weekdays): 13:00 – 18:00

Virtual exhibition 7 days 24 hours (from 27 September):


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