30 Eylül 2017 Cumartesi

Contested Borderscapes Conference, Greece

The screening of WelcomeToTurkey Videos followed up by a workshop  as part of 
Contested Borderscapes Conference: Transnational Geographies vis-à-vis Fortress Europe. 

'Possibilities of first-person narratives in the struggle against xenophobia'
ran by 
Cemile Gizem Dinçer and  Özlem Sarıyıldız 
Mytilene-Lesvos (Greece), September 28 – October 1,
details here

16 Eylül 2017 Cumartesi

"IstanbulNotes" in Florence

is in Florence on September 16th
as part of the Etnomusical Film Festival.
Details here.

İstanbul Makamı"

1 Ağustos 2017 Salı

'istanbul makamı' is in Berlin

"İstanbul Makamı"
is in Berlin today
as the guest of
FilmArche DokuDienstag. 

Come and see it. We will be there too. 


@filmArche foyer
Lahnstraße 25

13 Temmuz 2017 Perşembe

'Istanbul Notes' in South Africa

'Istanbu Makamı' 
Durban Film Festivali kapsamında
Güney Afrika'da. 
Gösterimler, 18 ve 20 Temmuzda. 
detaylar ise burada:

'Istanbu Notes'
is in South Africa as part of 
Durban International Film Festival. 
Screenings dates: July 18th and 20th. 
details are here:

15 Haziran 2017 Perşembe

WelcomeToTurkey in London

WelcomeToTurkey videos
will be exhibited in
PiArtWorks London 
as part of 'Letter from Istanbul' Exhibition.

Letter from Istanbul 

Curated by Morgan Quaintance

Nancy Atakan, Didem Erbaş, Neslihan Koyuncu, Fatih Pınar, Özlem Sarıyıldız, Andrea Luka Zimmerman

16 June - 17 July 2017
Private View: Thursday, 15 June 2017, 18:30 - 20:30
Pi Artworks London, 55 Eastcastle Street, W1W 8EG
Pi Artworks Londonis pleased to present Letter from Istanbul, a multi-part exhibition curated by London-based curator Morgan Quaintance. This is the final exhibition of Pi Artworks London’s Curatorial Season that runs from October 2016 to July 2017 and will bring together the work of Nancy Atakan, Didem Erbaş, Neslihan Koyuncu, Fatih Pınar, Özlem Sarıyıldız and
Andrea Luka Zimmerman. A daylong symposium of talks and screenings featuring these artists, writers and activists will follow on July 8th, in London. Details will be released nearer the date.
Inspired in part by British broadcaster Alistair Cooke’s
Letter from America, a series of radio essays on American history, current affairs and politics, Letter from Istanbul is a group exhibition as dispatch, a project that takes a look at art, culture, history and politics in the city of Istanbul. Rather than an essentialist survey of the metropolis and its artists, the exhibition presents a snapshot of projects, people and the histories and institutions structuring aspects of their socio-cultural present.
In order to create a space in which contemporary art and reportage coexist, the display will feature information regarding the social and political currents charging the city (photographs, video, media materials, etc.)
alongside artworks. Another major influence on the development of this approach has been Turkish author Ece Temelkuran’s Turkey: The Insane and the Melancholy(2015), a book that offers an impressionistic exploration of the country through a deeply personal and essayistic inventory of objects, national events and personal encounters.
In addition to the exhibition, curator Morgan Quaintance has produced a documentary featuring interviews with cultural producers in the city, shot over two weeks during the recent referendum. This film will be available online during the exhibition and accompanied by two radio programmes of interviews with sociologists and theorists discussing queer sexualities, women’s voice talk shows, current party politics, crime and the neoliberal city in Turkey. The latter will be broadcasted on June 7th
and July 5th on Resonance 104.4FM. 

12 Mayıs 2017 Cuma

WelcomeToTurkey in Bilgi University

WelcomeToTurkey videos-portraits
were screened
as part of
the Open Lecture

Speaker: Maisa Alhafez
moderated by Malte Fuhrmann

at Bilgi University.