Saturday, September 30, 2017

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

Saturday, September 16, 2017

"IstanbulNotes" in Florence

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

İstanbul Makamı"

Friday, August 4, 2017

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

'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

Thursday, July 13, 2017

'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:

Thursday, June 15, 2017

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 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 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 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 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.

Friday, May 12, 2017

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. 

Monday, May 8, 2017

The Wapping Project - Berlin

Özlem Sarıyıldız
selected as
the Summer 2017 artist-in-residence
for  the Wapping Project - Berlin. 

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

'Istanbul Notes' in Mexico

'İstanbul Makamı' will be in Mexico
in May in the #Cinepobre
'the world's best self-funded films'. 
'Istanbul Makamı' will be travelling 
in the cities and the villages of Mexico..
details here

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Panel On Turkish Cinema, BOSTON

16th Boston Turkish Film and Music Festival presents

moderated by film critic Peter Keough
following the screenings of the winners of 
best film awards in the 2016 BTF Documentary & Short Film Competition and Award Ceremonies.

Best Documentary Award to 'Istanbul Notes'

in Boston. 


Wednesday, March 15, 2017

'İstanbul Makamı' in RAI, UK

'İstanbul Notes' 
may be seen in
the Royal Anthropological Institute of
Great Britain  Film Festival

starting from March, 2017.

details here.

Friday, March 10, 2017

'İstanbul Makamı' Filmmor'da

'İstanbul Makamı' 
Uluslararası Gezici Filmmor Kadın Filmleri
14 mart saat 17:00'da 
Fransız Kültür'de.

'Istanbul Notes' is in French Institute
on March 14th, at 5pm
as part of 
International Filmmor Women's Film Festival On wheels.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

'İstanbul Makamı' SİYAD belgesel adaylarından

İstanbul Makamı 
SİYAD 2016  Belgesel adayları arasında..

Istanbul Notes is amongst the 
Film Critics Association 
Documentary Nominees of 2016.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Türkiye'yeHoşgeldin TED Üniversitesi'nde

Türkiye'yeHoşGeldin TED Üniversitesi'nde idi..
Yosef JamalDin Ghabrah Cemile Gizem Dincer 

katkılarından dolayı teşekkürler: 
TED Üniversitesi 
Sivil Düşün AB Programı 
Heinrich Böll Stiftung Derneği Türkiye Temsilciliği / HBS Türkei
Open Society Foundations