December 19, 2010 - ARTER - space for art - Second Exhibition
December 19, 2010

Second Exhibition

Ayşe Erkmen, “J, K & H,” 2010.
Installation.*

Second Exhibition
28 November 2010 – 27 February 2011

Istiklal Caddesi No: 211
Beyoglu, Istanbul
Turkey

www.arter.org.tr

“Second Exhibition” at ARTER, Istanbul

Curated by Emre Baykal, ARTER’s “Second Exhibition” includes more than 30 new works by 20 artists: .-_-., Halil Altindere, Burak Arikan, Volkan Aslan, Vahap Avsar, Banu Cennetoglu – Yasemin Ozcan Kaya, Ayse Erkmen, Hafriyat (Murat Akagunduz, Antonio Cosentino, extrastruggle, Inci Furni, Mustafa Pancar), Ali Kazma, Aydan Murtezaoglu – Bülent Sangar, Ahmet Ogut, Iz Oztat, Cengiz Tekin and Canan Tolon.

In accordance with ARTER’s salient aim of encouraging production of contemporary artworks both nationally and internationally and providing a platform of visibility for artistic practices, “Second Exhibition” focuses on new productions and consists of works that are specifically produced for the exhibition.

“Second Exhibition” departs from the lack so far of sufficient sustainable and institutional response to the urgent requirement for support towards artistic production in Turkey, and proposes a fresh look at the “institution” via new productions it has facilitated. The shared context of these new works is constructed around the concepts of the institution and institutionalisation in a wider framework with art at its centre. Through these new productions, “Second Exhibition” attempts to render visible the tensions and dynamics between the art institution, the artist, the work of art and the viewer from different perspectives.

ARTER’s “Second Exhibition”, which assumes as a title its chronological order among exhibitions organised here, seeks to evoke the sequentiality within the programme of artistic events at an art institution as well as an institutional continuity. It also ironically references the criterion of an art institution’s success usually associated with numerical values rather than the content produced.

ARTER – space for art
Initiated by the Vehbi Koç Foundation (VKF), ARTER opened on 8 May, 2010, with the collection-based exhibition “Starter”, curated by René Block.

ARTER is conceived as an exhibition space and its programmes are created with the aim of encouraging production of contemporary artworks, providing a platform of visibility for artistic practices, producing and presenting exhibitions curated from the VKF contemporary art collection, as well as from private collections and archives.

Following “Second Exhibition”, ARTER will host “Tactics of Invisibility”, a collaborative project by ARTER, Tanas-Berlin and T-B A21, Vienna. Co-curated by Emre Baykal and Daniela Zyman, the exhibition was first held in T-B A21 before moving to Tanas where it can be seen until 15 January 2011. ARTER will be the third stop of “Tactics of Invisibility” by April 2011.

Opening Hours
Tuesday–Thursday 11:00–19:00
Friday–Sunday 12:00–20:00
Admission free.

For more information www.arter.org.trMedia Contact
For additional information, images or to request an interview, please contact:
Idil Kartal
idil.kartal@gmail.com
T +90 212 243 37 67
M +90 542 216 60 09

*Image above:
Photo © Hadiye Cangökçe.

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