August 29, 2007 - Platform Garanti Contemporary Art Center - Mladen Stilinovic
August 29, 2007

Mladen Stilinovic

Mladen Stilinovic
Subtracting of Zeroes
September 6 – November 3

Platform Garanti Contemporary Art Center
Istiklal Cad. No: 136, Beyoglu,
Istanbul, 34430, TR
T: 90 212 293 23 61
F: 90 212 293 30 71

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Mladen Stilinovic lives and works in Zagreb, Croatia, and has been exhibiting since 1975. Researching the interactions between visual and verbal signs and intervening on inexpensive and found material, his projects have assumed a variety of forms including installations, collages, artist books, video, and performance.

In recent years Stilinovic has participated in exhibitions at the Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz; Essl Collection, Vienna; Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel; Tate Modern, London; Apex Art, New York and in the 2003 Venice Biennale, the 2006 Sydney Biennale, and Documenta XII.

The exhibition at Platform will pivot around the issue of economy with reference to the building’s previous life as a bank during the 1980s. A selection from Stilinovic’s personal production of over 70 artist books, dating from the 1970s to today, will be exhibited in the mezzanine.

Platform has produced a publication in collaboration with Van AbbeMuseum that focuses on Stilinovic’s practice with artist books. In early 2008 the exhibition will be reconfigured for the museum in Eindhoven.

Subtracting of Zeroes is realised with the support of the American Center Foundation.
Other events at Platform:

September 7, 4:00 – 6:00 pm Late Afternoon – a farewell event to the Platform building before it closes for renovation.
Book launches – Ahmet Ögüt’s Today in History, a co-publication with Book Works, followed by We all laughed at Christopher Columbus and The Mousetrap.
UTURN SLOW SHOW! – Artistic co-director Solvej Helweg Ovesen introduces U-TURN Quadrennial for Contemporary Art.
Projects and performances by Istanbul Residency Programme artists – Justin Bennett (NL), Osman Bozkurt (TR), Asl? Cavusoglu (TR), hazavuzu (TR), Fahrettin Örenli (TR), Jooyeon Park (KOR), Canan Senol (TR), Kilian Rüthemann (CZ) and Mark Aerial Waller (UK).
NEKROPSI 4/4 – Unforgettable band of the Istanbul music scene will perform a unique piece created for the day. Each of the four members of the band will play their instruments separately on different floors of the Platform building.

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