January 20 - March 12, 2015
Istanbul Modern presents Artists’ Film International, an exhibition and program dedicated to contemporary video art by featuring moving images, animations, and films of visual artists all around the world.
Initiated by the Whitechapel Gallery in 2008, the program is organized in partnership with 18 art institutions from different parts of the world. Every year, partners select a new work by a prominent artist in their country and share it with the other partners. Following the curatorial work by each program partner, selected videos are displayed in thematic screenings or exhibitions. Istanbul Modern had participated in the program with works by Ali Kazma, İnci Eviner, Ergin Çavuşoğlu, Sefer Memişoğlu and Bengü Karaduman in the past.
Throughout the year 2014, Istanbul Modern worked with Burak Delier and his video "Crisis and Control” was screened in the partner institutions. In 2015, the museum invited Vahap Avşar with his video "Road to Arguvan”. Istanbul Modern’s Pop-Up Exhibition Area hosts these two video installations together with other installations or thematic screenings of works of artists from 16 countries. Conversations and presentations about video art will be held within the scope of the exhibition.
Artists: Yuri Ancarani, Vahap Avşar, Lee Kai Chung, Burak Delier, Dalila Ennadre, Provmyza Group, Mattias Harenstam, Oded Hirsch, Rebecca Ann Hobbs, Tran Luong, Jorge Macchi, Nicole Miller, Karen Mirza & Brad Butler, Uudam Tran Nguyen, Masooda Noora, Pallavi Paul, Elisabeth Price, Tejal Shah, Anatoly Shuravlev, Angela Su, Milica Tomic, Diego Tonus, Piotr Wysocki & Dominik Jałowiński, Amir Yatziv, Tanya Busse & Emilija Škarnulytė.
Curator: Çelenk Bafra
Assistant Curator: Senem Kantarcı
* source istanbulmodern.org