curator: Basak Senova
artists: Persijn Broersen & Margit Lukács, Emre Hüner, Pravdoliub Ivanov, Janet Bellotto, Wael Shawky, Annika Eriksson, Cengiz Tekin, Iman Issa, Surabhi Saraf , Haris Epaminonda, Ahmed Mater, Begüm Yamanlar, Gülsün Karamustafa, George Barber, Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige
venue: Halic Congress Center
coordinates: ArtInternational, Istanbul, 2014

over the bowls of memory where every hollow holds a hallow

James Joyce, Finnegans Wake

In the pace of the rapidly consumed days and moments, it seems impossible to keep the record of the ‘experiences’ and ‘reactions’. The memories are being dislocated and fused into the daily life images and narratives. Nonetheless, the world is being subject to many catastrophes and disasters and we do witness the current unbalanced and devastated state of the globe accompanied by waves of collective amnesia.

An Epidemic of Amnesia intends to collect, disseminate, and show the perspectives and realities of diverse positions in multiple formats. In this respect, with this screening program, a selection of works renders different cases, approaches and realities with multifaceted cultural, political and social situations.

An Epidemic of Amnesia consists of 4 chapters that present group of thought-provoking works according to their thematic and form-based links to each other.

Chapter 1

“Beyond Sunset & Sunrise”, Persijn Broersen & Margit Lukács (2013) 28’30”
“Diamond Head Diving Man”Emre Hüner  (2012) 05’32’’
“Black Balloons”, Pravdoliub Ivanov (2013) 1’10’’
Sariev Contemporary
 “The Slow Decline”, Janet Bellotto (2013) 7’10’’
Galeri Zilberman

Chapter 2

 “Dictums Manqia I”, Wael Shawky (2014) 11’10’’
Lisson Gallery
“The Great Good Place Night”Annika Eriksson, (2010) 04’10’’
“Untitled”, Cengiz Tekin (2013) 4’10’’
“Proposal for an Iraq War Memorial”, Iman Issa (2007) 5’
“Fold”, Surabhi Saraf (2010) 07’26’’
Hosfelt Gallery
“Tarahi II”, Haris Epaminonda  (2006) 3’40’’

Chapter 3

“Leaves Fall In All Seasons”Ahmed Mater (2012) 19’57’’
Athr Gallery
“Time Regained”, Begüm Yamanlar (2012) 1’35”
Galeri Zilberman
 “Insomniambule”, Gülsün Karamustafa (2011) 10’35’’
“The Freestone Drone”, George Barber (2013) 08’40’’
waterside contemporary

Chapter 4
“The Lebanese Rocket Society”, Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige  (2012) 75′
In Situ fabienne leclerc

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