Recent & Upcoming

Lecture: “Acts of Resilience” for LVA (Lectures for Future 2020/2021)

November 21, 2020
25/11/2020 16:30 // BOKU (University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna) 30 /11/2020 17:00 // TU Wien (Vienna University of Technology) LVA is the interdisciplinary lecture series by the Scientists for Future with the Austrian universities. Remarkably for the last two decades, many artists and scholars produced and demonstrated many works, responding to environmental…

Oliver Ressler in Conversation with Başak Şenova at Kunsthalle Wien

October 29, 2020
10/09/2020 19:00 // In a conversation between Oliver Ressler and Başak Şenova, the two address some of the socio-political aspects of emerging climate movements by reflecting upon Ressler’s practice. The talk evolves around Ressler’s artistic research, practice and methodologies by navigating through the six-part film series Everything’s Coming Together While Everything’s Falling Apart which is on show…

Visiting Professor, Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien, Vienna.

October 29, 2020
2020-2021 // Visiting Professor, Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien (The University of Applied Arts), Vienna, running a research-based educational programme, the Octopus Programme, with Barbara Putz-Plecko.

New Publications

CrossSections. Processing Artistic and Curatorial Research.

October 29, 2020
October 2020 CrossSections. Processing Artistic and Curatorial Research was published as part of the book series of the University of Applied Art Vienna, Edition Angewandte | De Gruyter Verlag in 2020. Edited by Basak Senova, the book is the accumulation of the CrossSections which reflects on “process” with the aim of articulating critical reactions to the political, economic,…

Optik Shadows. Lina Selander.

October 29, 2020
January 2019 Optik Shadows. Lina Selander. In conjunction with the exhibition at Kunst Haus Wien, a book edited by Basak Senova published that discusses the ideological, political, ecological, aesthetic and methodological aspects of the project. The book starts with a preface by Betina Leidl and Verena Kaspar, then continues with essays by Elke Krasny, Björn Norberg,…

theDISCORD. Benji Boyadgian.

October 29, 2020
September 2019 theDISCORD. Benji Boyadgian. was produced alongside a long-term, research-based project on ‘hydraulic tiles’ and their stories, accompanied with an exhibition co-curated by Basak Senova and Jack Persekian in Jerusalem. theDISCORD is edited by Basak Senova and published by Al Ma’mal Foundation for Contemporary Art. theDISCORD discusses aesthetic, historical, political, social, and philosophical aspects hovering…