Exhibition

A Space of Insight:
Akbank Sanat and 30 Years

Exhibition
A Space of Insight: Akbank Sanat and 30 Years

A Space of Insight: Akbank Sanat and 30 Years

December 6th, 2023 – January 20th, 2024

Curator: Hasan Bülent Kahraman

Exhibition concept and exhibition design: Bülent Erkmen

Memory is distinct from history. The historicity of history evolves over time. While history can be seen as a form of memory, it relies on and assesses memory in its most abstract sense to materialize itself. History in memory is different than memory in history. This refers to the difference between subjectivity and objectivity, and it is impossible to uncover unadulterated objectivity within subjectivity.

Over the past three decades, Akbank Sanat has cultivated a memory that corresponds to a substantial history. These thirty years, in which we have lived, and which reside within us, come with their own set of challenges and a wealth of experiences. They represent a lengthy period, too long to remember in hindsight, that laid the foundation for, influenced, and interlinked profound transformations in society, culture, and politics. To comprehend the profound impact of three decades, one must consider the abysmal depth it brings to history, often written in decades.

Akbank Sanat has pioneered for the last thirty years, making contributions to the advancement of contemporary art. It has fostered critical, inquisitive, and solution-oriented contemporary art produced in Turkey, providing a platform for self-expression, and transforming into an international space for this art form. Just like any other space, it carries its own unique temporality and historicity.

Time and history are integral components of contemporary art, just as memory and identity. When discussing Akbank Sanat and the exhibitions presented over the last three decades, recalling the intellectual vigor of these exhibitions, and the splendor of the accumulated body of work can be quite overwhelming. This intellectual accumulation, like any other, awaits being reassessment and reanalysis, as it serves as a testament to the realities of Turkey over the past thirty years.

Contemporary art functions as language, and no language can remain silent. Each language forges its own memory, identity, and consciousness in a distinct manner.

Each exhibition represents a lived insight within a particular space.

Celebrating 30 years, we reflect upon thirty-one exhibitions that mark significant milestones in our enduring journey.

Hasan Bülent Kahraman

6 December 2023 - 20 January 2024

Akbank Sanat

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06 MAY MON
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07 MAY TUE
1

19:00

Film Hights and Depths

Akbank Sanat

08 MAY WED
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09 MAY THU
1

18:00

Conversation Artistic Use of Game Technologies through the Eyes of Koray Birand

Akbank Sanat

10 MAY FRI
2

18:00

Seminar 1 Wall 10 Objects 100 Narrations

Online Platform – Zoom

19:00

Concert Nehir Özzengin "From Classical to Jazz”

Akbank Sanat

11 MAY SAT
7

10:00

Seminar An Alternative View on Art, Children and Creativity(Gaziantep - Group 1)

İslahiye Fen Lisesi "Güzel Yarınlar Hareketi Tırı”

11:30

Kid What Am I Going To Be?

Akbank Sanat

12:00

Kid Art Connects: Mixed Media Collage (Ages 5-8)

Akbank Sanat

13:30

Kid Art Shapes: Garden of Sculptures (Ages 7-12)

Akbank Sanat

14:00

Seminar An Alternative View on Art, Children and Creativity(Gaizantep - Group 2)

İslahiye Fen Lisesi "Güzel Yarınlar Hareketi Tırı”

15:00

Workshop Emotional Game Design: Emotional Journeys with Meaningful Choices

Akbank Sanat

15:00

Workshop Michael Chekhov Acting Technique

Akbank Sanat

12 MAY SUN
2

10:00

Seminar An Alternative View on Art, Children and Creativity(Gaziantep - Group 1)

İslahiye Fen Lisesi "Güzel Yarınlar Hareketi Tırı”

13:30

Seminar An Alternative View on Art, Children and Creativity(Gaizantep - Group 2)

İslahiye Fen Lisesi "Güzel Yarınlar Hareketi Tırı”

13 MAY MON
2

18:00

Seminar Art Collecting and Wealth Management: Evolution and New Trends

Online Platform – Zoom

20:00

Seminar An Alternative View on Art, Children and Creativity

Online Platform – Zoom

14 MAY TUE
3

19:00

Film Without Air

Akbank Sanat

20:00

Seminar An Alternative View on Art, Children and Creativity

Online Platform – Zoom

20:30

Dance Blown By The Wind

Akbank Sanat

15 MAY WED
1

20:00

Seminar An Alternative View on Art, Children and Creativity

Online Platform – Zoom

16 MAY THU
4

11:00

Seminar Designing Monument Valley and Florence

Online Platform – Zoom

18:00

Seminar Holding Ground, In Many Places

Akbank Sanat

18:30

Seminar Problems of Philosophy of Technology: Human and Machine Interaction

Akbank Sanat

20:00

Seminar An Alternative View on Art, Children and Creativity

Online Platform – Zoom

17 MAY FRI
1

18:00

Workshop Games for Change and XR Technologies

Akbank Sanat

18 MAY SAT
5

11:30

Kid What Am I Going To Be?

Akbank Sanat

12:00

Kid Upcycling Workshop: Cloth Bag Painting (Ages 6 to 10)

Akbank Sanat

13:30

Kid Colors and Dreams Workshop: Mug Painting (Ages 6 to 10)

Akbank Sanat

15:00

Workshop Oyun Tasarımına Kutu Oyunları Üzerinden Uygulamalı Bir Bakış

Akbank Sanat

15:00

Workshop Meyerhold And Biomechanics

Akbank Sanat

19 MAY SUN
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20 MAY MON
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21 MAY TUE
1

19:00

Film Toldi

Akbank Sanat

22 MAY WED
1

16:30

Workshop Objects, Needs and Tricks (Workshop for Adults)

Akbank Sanat

23 MAY THU
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24 MAY FRI
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25 MAY SAT
4

12:00

Kid The Istanbul I See (Ages 7 to 12)

Akbank Sanat

14:00

Kid My Neighborhood Istanbul (Ages 8 to 13)

Akbank Sanat

15:00

Workshop Physicality In Narrative

Akbank Sanat

16:00

Kid Patterns and Repetitions Workshop: Mosaic (Ages 9 to 14)

Akbank Sanat

26 MAY SUN
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