Recent & Upcoming

Talk at Istanbul Modern: Digital Culture Re-Visited

17 March 2024
The first public event of the exhibition “Timeless Curiosities,” curated by Nilay Dursun and Ümit Mesci will feature Basak Senova. Borrowing its title from the article written by Senova for the exhibition catalogue, the talk titled “Digital Culture Re-Visited” focuses on the transformations in this field since the mid-1990s. Having directly witnessed the effects of…

The Octopus Book Presentation

17 March 2024
21.03.2024// The Octopus Programme will be concluded with a book presentation at 18:00 at AIL (Angewandte Interdisciplinary Lab). The book, entitled, The Octopus: On Diversities, Art Production, Educational Models, and Curatorial Trajectories, is the accumulation of the Octopus Programme (2019-2022), which was designed as a guided research-based educational program that encouraged artistic research and production-based…

William Kentridge: Oh To Believe in Another World

17 March 2024
01.12.2023// In 2022 William Kentridge made the film Oh To Believe in Another World to accompany Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 10 in E Minor. The film was made to be seen alongside a live performance of the symphony following an invitation by the Luzerner Sinfonieorchester. The book Oh To Believe in Another World – a publication…

New Publications

The Octopus: On Diversities, Art Production, Educational Models, and Curatorial Trajectories

17 March 2024
Published as part of the book series of the University of Applied Art Vienna, Edition Angewandte | De Gruyter in 2024, this book is the accumulation of the Octopus Programme (2019-2022), which was designed as a guided researchbased educational programme that encouraged artistic research and production-based collaborations in different geographical regions. The Octopus Programme developed new critical…

Ivy

17 January 2024
The exhibition Ivy/Sarmaşık, accompanied by a book edited by Başak Şenova, presented texts by A.S. Bruckstein Çoruh, Başak Şenova, and Jonatan Habib Engqvist. Both the exhibition and the book delved into the enigmatic and paradoxical connotations of “ivy,” exploring its branching narratives, perspectives, entities, and realities that coexisted and intertwined. The artworks featured in the…

Silent Activism. Barbara Holub

17 January 2024
Edited by Basak Senova, this monograph offers a detailed view of Barbara Holub’s extensive body of work as well as her projects with transparadiso at the interface of art, architecture, and urbanism, for which she coined the term “silent activism.” Rather than directly propagating activism, Holub persistently creates performative situations for dialogic action with the…