Art Speaks Out – Screening & Artist talk

TILL IT’S GONE Exhibition Events

Thursday, May 12, 2016, 17.00 – 20.00

Istanbul Modern Cinema

Conceived on the occasion of the 2015 Paris Climate Conference (COP21), the video program “Art Speaks Out” aims at raising awareness about environmental problems and ecological issues though the universal language of the visual arts. Curated by ikonoTV, a channel that only broadcasts art, the selection of videos will be screened at Istanbul Modern within the scope of “TILL IT’S GONE”, an exhibition on nature and sustainability. In the program “Art Speaks Out”, 57 artists including Ahmet Albayrak, Kerem Ozan Bayraktar, Begüm Yamanlar, and Müge Yıldız from Turkey “speak out” about environmental problems through videos, experimental films, and non-narrative documentaries.

Besides curator of “Art Speaks Out” for ikonoTV and the exhibition curators, artists Kerem Ozan Bayraktar and Müge Yıldız will also be attending the conversation to discuss the program and the artists’ production practices. A special selection curated by ikonoTV for this event will be screened prior to and following the conversation, on May 12. The complete “Art Speaks Out” program is close to 15 hours long and will be shown at Istanbul Modern Cinema on May 13.

Speakers: Çelenk Bafra, Kerem Ozan Bayraktar, Paolo Colombo, Vanina Saracino (ikonoTV), Müge Yıldız

Video program participants:

Gianluca Abbate, Ahmet Albayrak, Kerem Ozan Bayraktar, Daniel Beerstecher, Sandra Boeschenstein, Eelco Brand, Carlos Casas, Beth Derbyshire & Ulrike Haage, AK Dolven, Olafur Eliasson, Kota Ezawa, Simon Faithfull, Fisher&Rice, Isadora Willson Gazmuri, Catherine Gfeller, Anna Lena Grau, Joe Hamilton, Isabelle Hayeur, Markus Hoffmann, Olaf Holzapfel, Oto Hudec, Yoshiyuki Katayama, Wobbe F.Koning, Antti Laitinen, William Lamson, Clare Langan, Janet Laurence, Arjen de Leeuw, Tamara Lorenz, Gwen MacGregor, Anna Macleod, Jeffrey Peakall, Romy Pocztaruk, Thomas Porett, Arya Sukapura Putra, Anxiong Qiu, Jordan L. Rodgers, Orit Raff, Enrique Ramirez, Johanna Reich, Gonzaga Gómez-Cortázar Romero and David Cass, Nicolás Rupcich, Su Rynard, Linda Sanchez, Simone & Max, Wang Sishun, Xue Song, Michele Spanghero, Joon Sung, Con.Tatto, Myriam Thyes, Ubermorgen, Katy Unger, Lisa Weber, Begüm Yamanlar, Müge Yıldız, Shingo Yoshida, Ayako Yoshimura

Video program 



May 12, Thursday

10.00 – 17.00 “Art Speaks Out” TILL IT’S GONE Program Part 1

17.00 – 18.00 “Art Speaks Out” Special Selection Part 1

18:00 – 19:00 Conversation with artist and curators

19.00 – 20.00 “Art Speaks Out” Special Selection Part 2

The event is free of charge and will be held in English. Simultaneous translation will be provided.

May 13, Friday

10.00 – 18.00 “Art Speaks Out” TILL IT’S GONE Program Part 2

The event is free of charge and will be held in English. Simultaneous translation will be provided.


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