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Developing Alternative Intimacies Contemporary Art and Creating Queer-Feminist Spaces

Conversation
Developing Alternative Intimacies Contemporary Art and Creating Queer-Feminist Spaces

In this talk, from a feminist-queer perspective, Assoc. Prof. Ebru Yetişkin and Nihat Karataşlı will discuss how digital culture has transformed the ways of self-expression and intimacy perception by sharing relevant works within contemporary art.

 Those spaces, which have been created by digital natives together with post-internet culture, have generated a flux of intimacy among those that have been alienated, segregated and estranged from each other. Residing within such spaces, those bodies, both human and non-human, which desire and believe to possess values that have been generated by such spaces, transform themselves along with those spaces and communities. While creating their own culture and norms, these communities enable emerging ways of expression and virtual intimacies. Thus, strange, weird and even indefinable spaces and communities emerge as a transformative power. With a particular emphasis on feminist materialist perspectives, Assoc. Prof. Ebru Yetişkin will discuss the major waves of curating in Turkey during the 2000s and current tendencies towards queer-feminist curating by way of artworks. Besides focusing on artworks, Nihat Karataşlı will discuss the possibilities of creating queer spaces by emerging technologies.

Assoc. Prof. Ebru Yetiskin is an Istanbul based independent curator and media theorist who works on the interaction of science, technology, politics and art. She teaches at Istanbul Technical University. She curated media art exhibitions entitled, Cacophony (2013), Code Unknown (2014), Waves (2015) and Contagious Bodies (2015) in Istanbul. In 2015, she directed and curated Plugin New Media Section of Contemporary Istanbul. Since two years, she has been curating seminar series on digital culture and art, “Contagious Bodies: Network Politics in Data Driven Worlds” in Akbank Art Center and “Today’s Art: Yet Another” in Borusan Contemporary Museum. In 2016, collaborating with Bager Akbay, she edited a book of poetry, “Like The Others,” written by a robot, Deniz Yılmaz; and curated an autograph session in Istanbul Art and Book Fair. She is giving talks, workshops and performance-lectures in international events, Transmediale Festival For Art and Digital Culture.

Nihat Karataşlı was born in 1988 in Izmir. He lives in Chicago. Having completed his bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Visual Communication Design at İstanbul Bilgi University, he continues his postgraduate education with the New Artists Society scholarship of success at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. The artist participated in the guest artist program of Art Center Nabi (Seoul, South Korea) in 2017. Focusing on transitions between dichotomies, such as virtual-physical, interior-exterior, visible-invisible, he produces videos, installations, sculptures, animations, light, algorithmic texts and prints. 

The event is free of charge.

Invitations available from the Akbank Sanat ticket office on the event day, one hour before the event begins. 

Speaker: Ebru Yetişkin

26 September 2017 Tuesday 18:30

Akbank Sanat

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