International Artist Films Exhibition at Istanbul Modern

International Artist Films Exhibition at Istanbul Modern
International Artist Films Exhibition at Istanbul Modern

Artists' Film International (International Artist Films) program, which includes videos, animations and short films of artists from different geographies of the world, focuses on “Taking Care” in its 14th year.

Istanbul Modern is organizing its Artists' Film International (International Artist's Films) program as an exhibition at its temporary venue in Beyoğlu, following the online screening. Program and its contents Nine films are screened in the exhibition program created by İstanbul Modern Chief Curator Öykü Özsoy and Assistant Curator Nilay Dursun.

Sena Başöz (Istanbul Modern, Turkey); Thania Petersen (Bag Factory, Johannesburg, South Africa); Clare Langan (Crawford Art Gallery, Cork, Ireland); Giulio Squillacciotti (GAMeC / Bergamo Center for Modern Contemporary Art); Himali Singh Soin (Project 88, Mumbai, India); Agnė Jokšė (CAC / Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania); Rehana Zaman (Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK); Patty Chang (Ballroom Marfa, Marfa, Texas, USA), Kiri Dalena (MCAD / Museum of Contemporary Art and Design, Manila, Philippines) will be screened between August 14 and September 30.

The videos this year focus on “taking care”. All the elements that bring life together; The necessity of caring about nature, the environment, animals, plants and people, and at the same time approaching the forms of relationships we establish with each other as countries and individuals, becomes more critical with each passing day. Especially after a year when the whole world was closed to homes due to the effect of a virus and people focused on their ability to act collectively through the same needs in order to continue their lives, the concept of "taking care" is well felt.

9 artist films

-1 of the museum. Films in the program that can be seen on the 2020nd floor: “KASSARAM”, 1 (Thania Petersen), “The Call of Traveling Water Part 2 & 2016”, 2019 (Patty Chang), “Dear Friend”, 2015 (Agnė Jokšė), “Escape from the City”, 2020 (Clare Langan), “Since We've Been Gone”, 2020 (Giulio Squillacciotti), “Box”, 2014 (Sena Başöz), “Mag-uuma (Farmer), 2020” (Kiri Dalena), “Preparing the Environment for a Friends Gathering ”, 2016 (Himali Singh Soin), “Sharla, Shabana, Sojourner, Selena”, XNUMX (Rehana Zaman).

Sena Başöz, guest of 2021

Artist Sena Başöz is attending the program this year, with the invitation of Istanbul Modern. Başöz's video titled “The Box” will be screened both at Istanbul Modern and at the international partners of the program in 2021.

Who is Sena Başöz?

Artist and director Sena Başöz (b. 1980, İzmir, Turkey), living and working in Istanbul, received her BA in Economics from Boğaziçi University in 2002 and her MA in Film and Video from Bard College Milton Avery Art Faculty in 2010. completed. Most recently Ars Oblivionis, Lotsremark Projekte, Basel (2020); A Consolation, Krank Art Gallery, Istanbul (2020); The artist, whose solo exhibitions include Hold on Let go, MO-NO-HA Seongsu, Seoul (2020) and On Lightening, DEPO Istanbul (2018), are among the following: Transitorische Turbulenzen, Kunstraum Dreiviertel, Bern (2020); Studio Bosporus, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin (2018); He also took part in group exhibitions such as Quiet Dialogue, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum (2018) and Sharjah Biennial: Bahar, Istanbul (2017). She participated in residency programs at Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris (2017), Atelierhaus Salzamt, Linz (2010) and Delfina Foundation, London (2020).

Sena Başöz's artistic practice focuses on post-traumatic healing processes based on the importance of care and attention, regeneration of nature, long-term balancing and self-healing of the organism.

In partnership with 22 arts institutions

Artists' Film International, which started in 2008 under the leadership of Whitechapel Gallery in London, continues with the partnership of 22 art institutions from different geographies. In this context, institutions that share their research on video art with each other participate in the program by choosing an artist and his work from their country within the framework of a certain theme every year. In the past years, Istanbul Modern participated in the program with the videos of Ali Kazma, İnci Eviner, Sefer Memişoğlu, Bengü Karaduman, Burak Delier, Vahap Avşar, Zeyno Pekünlü, Cengiz Tekin, Pelin Kırca, Senem Gökçe Oğultekin and Ergin Çavuşoğlu.

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