Vienna, Helsinki, and Stockholm
Curator: Basak Senova
Artists: Barbara Holub (AT),
Behzad Khosravi Noori (IR/SE),
Benji Boyadgian (FI/PS),
Bronwyn Lace (ZA),
Egle Oddo (IT/FI),
Ebru Kurbak (TR),
Heba Y. Amin (EG/DE),
Inma Herrera (ES/FI),
Isa Rosenberger (AT),
Lina Selander (SE),
Marcus Neustetter (ZA),
Nikolaus Gansterer (AT),
Nisrine Boukrari (SY/AT/SE),
Otto Karvonen (FI),
Ramesch Daha (AT),
Ricarda Denzer (DE/AT),
Tamsin Snow (IE/UK),
Timo Tuhkanen (FI),
and Yane Calovski (MK).
Partners: Kunsthalle Exnergasse - Werkstätten und Kulturhaus (WUK) in Vienna; iaspis - the Swedish Arts Grants Committee's International Programme for Visual and Applied Artists and Konstfack, University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, and NFK - The Nordic Art Association in Stockholm; Nya Småland in different locations in Sweden; HIAP - Helsinki International Artist Programme and Academy of Fine Arts - University of the Arts Helsinki in Helsinki; Center for Contemporary Arts, Estonia - Kaasaegse Kunsti Eesti Keskus in Estonia; and Press to Exit Project Space in Skopje.
Support: Alongside from its partners, the CrossSections project was primarily supported by Saastamoinen Foundation. The project received support from the Austrian Cultural Forum Istanbul; Consulate General of Sweden in Istanbul; the 15th Istanbul Biennial, organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (IKSV); TECHIZART; Federal Chancellery [Bundeskanzleramt]; University of Applied Arts Vienna, Zentrum Fokus Forschung in Vienna; Publics, Helsinki; Pera Museum; Art Council of Ireland, and Culture Ireland.
Acknowledgements by Basak Senova: CrossSections was an incredibly rewarding experience. To begin with, I would like to thank
all the participating artists for their incredible generosity with their time, ideas, and efforts,
and for opening up their own process so willingly, which can be extremely challenging,
humbling and rewarding all at the same time.
My sincere gratitude goes to all project partners
and institutions that allowed our experimentation to take place and to be shared with the
public: Kunsthalle Exnergasse — Werkstätten und Kulturhaus (WUK) in Vienna; iaspis — the
Swedish Arts Grants Committee’s International Programme for Visual and Applied Artists;
Konstfack — University of Arts, Crafts and Design, and NFK — The Nordic Art Association in
Stockholm; Nya Småland in different locations in Sweden; HIAP — Helsinki International Artist
Programme and Academy of Fine Arts — University of the Arts Helsinki in Helsinki; Estonian
Centre for Contemporary Art in Tallinn; and Press to Exit Project Space in Skopje.
particularly like to thank Andrea Löbel, Klaus Schafler, Maria Lantz, Juha Huuskonen, Jonatan
Habib Engqvist, Björn Norberg, Mike Bode, Johanna Vakkari, Yane Calovski, Johan Pousette, and
Maria Arusoo without whom I would not have been able to realize this project.
I would like to express my sincere gratitude and appreciation to Saastamoinen Foundation,
mainly to Marja and Petteri Karttunen for their trust and support from the beginning of the project.
I would like to thank to Rector Dr. Gerald Bast and the University of Applied Arts Vienna. And
a special thanks goes to Barbara Putz-Plecko for all her considerate guidance, inspiration,
and support. Likewise, I would like to thank Lina Lazaar and the Kamel Lazaar Foundation
who opened a new horizon for the project in Tunis.
Along with its partner institutions and
Saastamoinen Foundation, I would like to acknowledge the support that the project received
from the Austrian Cultural Forum Istanbul; Consulate General of Sweden in Istanbul; the 15th
Istanbul Biennial, organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (IKSV); TECHIZART;
Federal Chancellery [Bundeskanzleramt]; the University of Applied Arts Vienna, Zentrum Fokus
Forschung in Vienna; Publics, Helsinki; Pera Museum; Art Council of Ireland, and Culture Ireland.
I would also thank to Magnus Bärtås, Anna-Kaisa Rastenberger, Anne Klontz, Björn Norberg,
and Nuşin Odelli for all their efforts and contribution to the project.
Over the past three years, many amazing names enriched the project with their contributions.
I would like to thank Adam James Sinclair, Alan Cruickshank, Alexander Damianisch, Anders
Kruger, Anja Seipenbusch-Farrier, Angelika Maierhofer, Angelika Stepken, Anna Airaksinen,
Anton Lederer, Antti Ahonen, Asia Zak, Astrid Wege, Bella Rune, Bettina Leidl, Bige Örer,
Brandon Labelle, Brigitte Burgmann, Christian Ihrybauer, Christine Bruckbauer, Davood
Madadpoor, Emmy Vershuren, Erdal Kayhan, Erhan Muratoğlu, Eyal Danon, Fabian Neuhuber,
Frank Müller, Funda Şenova Tunalı, Gabriele Juen, Gamze Uğur Tuncer, Gerhard Pinter, Giorgio
de Finis, Gizem Akgülgil, Gözde İlkin, Heike Maria Repner, Henk Slager, Hristina Ivanoska, Imen
Zarrouk, Ingar Dragset, Jack Persekian, Jan Ahlstedt, Jasminka Namiceva, Johanna Fredriksson,
Jovanka Popova, Karin Zimmer, Katharina Holas, Koulla Xinisteris, Lena Malm, Loulou Omer,
Lukas Frankenberger, Mako Ishizuka, Margarethe Makovec, Marietta Böning, Marti Manen,
Mary Corrigall, Matthias Bildstein, Meryem Saadi, Michael Elmgreen, Mika Elo, Mira Gakina,
Mirhan Kıvanç Özdemir, Moez Mrabet, Moiz Zilberman, Monika Branicka, Muli Daha, Murat
Kalkıcı, Myles Byrne, Nayla Aktürk, Nia Tabakova, Nicole Marjanovic, Oscar Mangione, Özalp
Birol, Paul O’Neill, Paul Rajakovics, Paul Zoller, Petra Swais, Petri Summanen, Reinhard Braun,
Reinhard Mayr, Ruth Pelzer-Montada, Sabah Ennaifar, Sabine Priglinger, Samir Bahri, Sanja
Horvatinčič, Sedanur Şeker, Selda Asal, Susanna Davies-Crook, Susanne Kompast, Suzi Erşahin,
Ufuk Şahin, Uğur Can Önder, Uğur Salkım, Verena Kaspar-Eisert, Vincent Entekhabi, Werner
Kaligofsky, Wilhelm Van Rensburg, YeLa An, Zeynep Yaprak Demirtaş, and Zeyno Pekünlü.
Last but not least, I would like to dedicate my work to my daughter Maya Muratoglu, who showed
great support, inspiration, humour, friendship, and understanding all throughout this process. BŞ