Red Bull Art Around, Arnavutköy / Ghosts, ISTANBUL

4 - 20 May 2018

In it's third year Red Bul Art Around takes place in Arnavutköy between 4 - 20 May, 2018. Curated by Collective Çukurcuma (Mine Kaplangı, Naz Cuguoğlu, Serhat Cacekli) Red Bull Art Around Arnavutköy brings the works of 14 artists together around the theme of “Ghosts" departing from the Derridean concept of “hauntology". The exhibition connects a never-ending nostalgia feeling towards the past with an unrealized imaginary of future. With reference to those dreams which had once been dreamt of and later got detached in some way from our collective memory, the exhibition raises the question: “How many different ghosts do we hold inside?”

With the works of Canavar, Can Büyükberber, Bahar Yürükoğlu, Pınar Yoldaş, Ali Emir Tapan, Ilgın Seymen, Uğur Engin Deniz, Sabo, Begüm Yamanlar, Guido Casaretto, Eda Aslan, Pınar Marul and Ceylan Göksel the neighborhood of Arnavutköy is at the center of “Ghosts” and the exhibition moves on a trajectory following this neighborhood’s past, destruction, annihilation, rebirth and hidden parts. 

Together with Zeynep Kayar's photograph selected as a result of an open call which addressed the art students, 14 different works created for the specific spots of the neighborhood and in parallel with these works; conversation meetings with the artists and curators, night tours and “spooky” video screenings are organized as parts of the exhibition program this year.

May 10, Thursday
20.00-21.00 Conversation with the artists and curators: Bahar Yürükoğlu, Sabo, Eda Aslan, Pınar Marul, Ilgın Seymen & Collective Çukurcuma (Naz Cuguoğlu, Mine Kaplangı, Serhat Cacekli)
21.00-22.00 Night Exhibition Tour with the Curators

May, 12 Saturday
20.00 – 21.00 Performance: ‘This is the end, beautiful friend’, biriken

May, 13 Sunday
20.00 – 21.00 Performance: ‘This is the end, beautiful friend’, biriken

May 17, Thursday
20.00-21.00 “Spooky” video screening (TBA)
21.00-22.00 Night Exhibition Tour with the Curators

May 20, Sunday
14.00-15.00 Exhibition Tour with the Curators

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Photo by: Nazlı Erdemirel