Staging Knowledge at SALT, Istanbul

Staging Knowledge at SALT, Istanbul

CICA (Changing Identities and Contexts in the Arts)

Inci Eviner, Rehearsal for Parliament, 2009.

June 3, 2012

CICA presents Staging Knowledge at SALT
15–16 June 2012

SALT Galata
Bankalar Caddesi 11 
Karaköy 34420 
İstanbul, Turkey

Curated by Inci Eviner, Jan Kaila, and Henk Slager

Once the artistic model could traditionally be described as an experience-based experiment. The current situation of research-based artistic practices, however, could rather be considered an experiment-based experience where predominantly laboratory-type settings and working methods produce artistic thought processes connected with specific forms of knowledge. Those forms of knowledge evade knowledge-attitudes that have been formatted, disciplined, and instrumentalized by contemporary cognitive capitalism and could be characterized as un-knowledge, non-knowledge, not-yet knowledge, sensuous knowledge, singularizing knowledge, or tacit knowledge. Nevertheless, those other forms of knowledge still relate to institutional environments where they continuously query “theatres of research” with respect to their terms, possibilities, and potentialities. In fact, we could indicate these novel artistic approaches and their specific forms of knowledge as epistemic practices explicitly claiming their idiosyncratic forms of dissemination, presentation, and display.

The issue of idiosyncratic forms of presentation is the starting point for Staging Knowledge, a two-day event organized by CICA in collaboration with SALT and taking place in Istanbul on 15 and 16 June.

Starting from the concept of artistic knowledge production, the participating artists discuss and demonstrate how performative dimensions play a significant role in—rehearsing—various practices such as interventions in public space, formulation of artistic and research strategies, development of display systems and curatorial perspectives, and generation of artists’ texts and artists’ lectures.

15 June

10:15–11:15 : Introductions
Vasif Kortun (Director, SALT), Opening remarks
Jan Kaila (Head Doctoral Programme, Finnish Academy of Fine Arts), The CICA Project
Inci Eviner (Associate Professor, Kadir Has University, Istanbul), Unknown Knows
11:15–12:15 : Jan Svenungsson (Professor, University of Applied Arts, Vienna), The Nature of Artistic Research
12:15–13 : Burak Delier (PhD researcher, Yildiz University, Istanbul), Contradiction as a Method
Moderator: Henk Slager (Visiting Professor, Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki)

14–14:45 : Jyrki Siukonen (Professor, Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki), Me Tarzan, you research based artist. Remarks on words and working knowledge.
14:45–15:30 : Can Altay (Assistant Professor, Istanbul Bigi University; PhD Bilkent University, Istanbul), COHAB: An assembly of spare parts
16–16:45 : Jalal Toufic (Professor, Kadir Has University), Dying Before Dying; or, Living to Tell the Tale
Moderator: Jan Kaila (Head Doctoral Programme, Finnish Academy of Fine Arts)

17:30–19:30 : Public Programme Staging Knowledge. Performative Lecture, Screenings
Zeynep Günsur (Assistant Professor Performing Studies, Kadir Has University, Istanbul), Cind-rella/Clay woman
Eija-Liisa Ahtila (Doctoral Candidate, Finnish Academy of Fine Arts), The Annunciation
Mika Taanila (Finnish Film Director and Visual Artist), Futuro
Moderator: Mika Hannula (Professor, Gothenburg University)

16 June

10:15–11 : Andreas Gedin (PhD Gothenburg University), And so on…
11–11:45 : Güven İncirlioğlu (Associate Professor, Izmir University of Economics; PhD Bilkent University), The Sea Image: On intimate Knowledge
11:45–12:30 : Roger Palmer (Professor, Leeds University), Spiral and other works
Moderator: Helka Ketonen (Senior Adviser Finnish National Gallery, Helsinki)

13:30–14:15 : Silja Rantanen (Professor, Finnish Academy of Fine Arts), On Puppet Theatre, Gesamtkunstwerk, Museum Displays and Artistic Research as a Style
14:15–15 : Iz Öztat (PhD Researcher, Yildiz University, Istanbul), Display and Preservation: Installation as Heritage Site
15:15–16 : Simon Lewandowski (PhD Researcher, Leeds University), The Imagining Machine: A problem
16–16:45 : Ahmet Öğüt (Visiting Lecturer DAI, Arnhem, The Netherlands), Strategic Diagram for Non-hierarchical Participatory Radical Democracy
16:45–17 : Mick Wilson (Dean, GradCAM, Dublin), Closing Remarks
Moderator: Kimmo Sarje (Research coordinator, Finnish Academy of Fine Arts)

CICA (Changing Identities and Contexts in the Arts)
CICA is coordinated by the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts. Other partners are the Community Relations and Development Unit of the Finnish National Gallery, The University of Gothenburg, Goteborgs Konsthall, The University of Leeds, The Henry Moore Institute, and Project Space Leeds. CICA examines artistic and arts research as well as changes in the European artists’ identity. Staging Knowledge rethinks and repositions these issues in conceiving Istanbul as a place of connectivity: a place where different models of understanding and thinking are mutually inspiring.

More information

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission.



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