The activities of BASAK SENOVA during the RESIDENT FELLOW PROGRAMME (07.02-30.04.2017)

provided by the ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS OF UNIARTS HELSINKI, funded by the SAASTAMOINEN FOUNDATION and implemented in co-operation with HIAP


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01.03.2017

UNIVERSITY of HELSINKI
Faculty Lecture

Translating and Curating Data

The archival data as an act of producing knowledge forms the basis of the research-based contemporary art practices today. Such practices have also the potential to disperse and discuss the politics and economics of the cultural and artistic production. In the same vein, curating can also be perceived as a functional act by aggregating all possible means of perceiving and translating data. This perception may inscribe new ways to re-think and to re-generate data for producing knowledge. In this line of thinking, the curatorial approach to follow does not only demonstrate a layered translation with multiple steps based on research and observation, but also a demanding feedback and the conscious reception of the audience. This talk will discuss the parameters of translation and curation of data-based projects by navigating through some specific art production as ‘cases’ such as such as “Postcapital. Archive 1989-2001” by Daniel García Andújar, “Inha’s Cow” (2010) by Ali Cherri, “Points of View” (2014) by Zohar Kfir, “Counter” (2013) by Zeren Göktan “Mother” (2013) by Inmee Lee, Bee Project Series (2013-2017) by AnneMarie Maes, and “The Evolution of Silence” (2013) by Rachele Riley.


outside of Finland
Jerusalem

08.03.2017

Al MA'MAL FOUNDATION OF CONTEMPORARY ART and ANADEIL GALLERY, Jerusalem
Benji Boyadgian. THE DISCORD Exhibition
co-curated with Jack Persekian

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15.03.2017

EXHIBITION LABORATORY
Lecture for the PRAXIS (Exhibition Studies Master's Programme) students

with Anna-Kaisa Rastenberger


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22.03.2017

HIAP
Open Studios


neo nomad Project screening program and web presence

As one of the HIAP residents, Basak Senova presents the neo nomad project through its web presence and a screening program consisting of the artworks of Edition 01, in Studio Carl August.

neo nomad project, curated by Basak Senova is an initiative of SAPAR CONTEMPORARY GALLERY + Incubator, New York. The project explores the potential aspects of “nomadism” by taking the current conditions and realities of migration, globalization and hyper mobility. The project is an attempt to build a network architecture, while suggesting an accumulative process, which concentrates on strong content and criticality in the research-based art works, conveyed through the use of advanced technologies.

The first phase of the project, Edition 01 gathered specific artworks and artists online. Kate Armstrong (CA), Refik Anadol (TR/US), Annemie Maes (BE), Rachele Riley (US), Zohar Kfir (IL/CA), Petko Dourmana (BG), Mushon Zer-Aviv (IL), Sara Schnadt (US), rootoftwo - Cezanne Charles and John Marshall (UK-Scothland/US), Paul Devens (NL), Stanza (UK) and Larissa Sansour (PS/UK) show different standpoints, observations, and analysis of the subject matter by processing translations of data, overlapping situations and connections between art, science, and community, social dynamics, spatial inquiries, archives and networks, personal stories and collective memory, social and cultural discourses ecological circumstances. They use diverse formats and different modes of presentations such as moving image, installations, sound, network maps, software systems and public artworks. The second phase of the project, Edition 02 takes place in Vienna as an on going process with two artists: Fatih Aydogdu (TR/AT) and Michael Aschauer (AT). This edition takes issues of transnational and transmigrative aspects of nomadism, mobility and borders into consideration by seeking and gathering correlated critical approaches and perspectives through their research-based artworks. The screening program, specifically edited for the HIAP Open Studios is accompanied by a trailer, designed by Gizem Akgülgil.

hiap.fi/event/hiap-open-studios-5
neonomadproject.com
saparcontemporary.com

outside of Finland
Tallinn

17.03.2017

KAASAEGSE KUNSTI EESTI KESKUS/ CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ARTS, ESTONIA
Talk

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24.03.2017

UNIVERSITY of HELSINKI
Academy Lecture

On exhibitions and long-term art projects


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20.03.2017,27.03.2017,07.04.2017

UNIVERSITY of HELSINKI
Studio Visits


Inma Herrera
Britt Kootstra
Yassine Khaled
Jo Kjaergaard
Liisa Karintaus
Kaś
Katarina Meister
Eetu Huhtala
Fatmir Mustafa
Kristian Jalava
Sebastian Reis

outside of Finland
Amsterdam

02.04.2017

DE APPEL CURATORIAL PROGRAMME 2017-2018 JURY
with Cosmin Costinas, Niels Van Tomme, Saskia van der Kroef, Guus van Engelshoven and Julika Rudelius

outside of Finland
Istanbul

04.04.2017

THE 7th ISTANBUL ROTARY ART AWARDJURY
with Gülsün Karamustafa, Ozalp Birol, Can Elgiz, Isın Onal and Ayse Umur

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01.03.2017

EXHIBITION LABORATORY
Resident Fellow Lecture

On Spatial and Temporal Encounters

Spatial conditions and indications of an art project invariably determine and underline conceptual, ideological, perceptual, physical, and other discursive aspects attached to that project. ‘Space’ has inevitably become the interface of that very project for the audience. By considering the ‘exhibition making process’ as an attempt to design the perception of the audience — a process which indicates an applied control mechanism and curatorial methodology, the talk will highlight production parameters of research and condition based projects in specific territories by taking issues of conflicting histories, sensibilities, and controlling entities into consideration.

By also addressing how curatorial approaches correlate with spatial, physiological, ideological, historical, communicational, informational, and economical challenges, Senova will discuss the notion of space as a decisive factor in understanding various realities and conditions, by navigating through some of her curatorial projects - including “Lapses” (project developed for the Pavilion of Turkey at the 53rd Venice Biennale, 2009), under_ctrl (2005), UNCOVERED. Nicosia International Airport (2010-2013), 2nd Biennial of Contemporary Art D-0 ARK Underground, Bosnia and Herzegovina: Time Cube (2014), Helsinki Photography Biennial 2014: Ecological Fallacy (2014), and Jerusalem Show VII: Fractures (2014).


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12.04.2017

MUU EXHIBITION JURY FOR 2018
with Timo Soppela, Liisa Kanerva, Ilkka Pitkänen, Leevi Lehtinen, and Elsa Trzaska

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19.04.2017

STUDIO EVENT
[Studio Carl August] HIAP Studios, Suomenlinna

KUVA and HIAP

An introduction by Basak Senova and Anna-Kaisa Rastenberger
Information about HIAP by Eleni Tsitsirikou
Introducing Praxis (Exhibition Studies Master's Programme) students: Eeva Holkeri, Aleksandra Kiskonen, Ingrid Orman, Mariliis Rebane, Saskia Suominen
Presentations and discussions by Marina Noronha (HIAP) and HIAP residents (visual arts, sound art, literature): Erol Mintas, Tamsin Snow, Shieko Reto, Omer Krieger Ann Rosen, Riikka Pelo, David Chisholm, and Harrie Liveart (Meri Linna and Saija Kassinen)

 

21.04.2017

HAM (HELSINKI ART MUSEUM)
TALK
Basak Senova & Anna-Kaisa Rastenberger: Curator Who


Anna-Kaisa Rastenberger and Basak Senova will discuss different modes of curatorial education by taking phases of research, content development, exhibition making and documenting into consideration. The conversation will tackle with the multi-layered relationships with the actors of theses phases, as well as discussing the role of institutions. Artworks, exhibitions, artists, context-driven projects, conceptual frameworks, art production, and all kind of crises will be the subjects of this conversation.


 

24.04.2017

HAM (HELSINKI ART MUSEUM)
TALK
Benji Boyadgian in Conversation with Basak Senova: The Discord


Curator and designer Basak Senova has been working and collaborating with artist Benji Boyadgian on several projects since 2014. In the conversation, they navigate through these projects: The Jerusalem Show VII: Fractures, (2014) and Stepping Over the Borders, European Mediterranean Art Association, Nicosia (2015), while focusing on the Discord as a long term project that been shown in its processes on several occasions: Spinning On An Axis, co-curated with Stephane Ackerman, curated_by 2014, Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art, Vienna (2014), Line and Traces exhibitions, at Art Rooms, Kyrenia, 2015 and 2016), and finalized as a solo show as the Discord, co-curated with Jack Persekian, Al Ma’mal Foundation for Contemporary Art, Jerusalem (2017).

The Discord is a process-based project and the concept of ‘discord’ stems from its geological definition. It is an attempt to look at what lies beneath the surface of ornamental ‘hydraulic tiles’ as the subject and core of the artistic research. Through a painting process of repetition and mutation of the patterns, the Discord dismantles the entangled layers and temporalities encompassing the story of those tiles.


 

27.04.2017

TALLINN TRIP

One day trip for the HIAP staff and residents to visit the art centers, galleries and museums and to meet with artists and curators from Tallinn.


textual work

 

Reviews for Flash Art International
Orkhan Hüseynov, YARAT Art Centre/Baku
Euroland, Temnikova&Kasela/ Tallinn

Interview for ibraaz.org
Unfolding the structures of sound
Cevdet Erek in conversation with Başak Şenova

outside of Finland
Turkey

 

Dossier and applicaiton for the Associate Professorship exam
submitted to the Council of Higher Education and the 7 proffesors as the members of the jury