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Formless: Fluid Reality in New Media Art / Salon of the MoCAProgramme | 10.07.2015
Exhibition Formless: Fluid Reality in New Media Art
July 10 - August 23, 2015 (opening of the exhibition at 8pm)
The exhibition, which will present 10 artists from
Turkey and Serbia, developed as a result of cooperation between the Museum of
Contemporary Art and the Istanbul Bilgi University.
Selçuk Artut •
BENTO (Elif Öner and Vincent Rozenberg) • Dejan Grba • Stevan Kojić
• Karolina Mudrinski • Yağız
Özgen • Buşra Tunç • Ozan Türkkan
Curators: Una Popović (MCA) and Derya Yücel (Istanbul Bilgi University)
– Wednesday, July 8th at 7 P.M., 12 HUB
Gallery, 59 Karadjordjeva
Street – presentation of works of Istanbul artist,
mathematician and musician Selçuk
– Saturday, July 11th at 7 P.M., Salon of
the MCA, 14 Pariska Street –
presentation of curator Derya Yücel about the Turkish new media and digital art
The exhibition Formless: Fluid Reality in New Media Art deals with defining form and content from the perspective of digital technologies and new media. New media art implies digital practices that are based on programming a work of art, like computer, digital and biotechnological art. In their works, the artists observe fluid positions and unstable boundaries in the framework of new media art. They deal with production of flexible forms, plugging into fast data flow, openness towards instant information, reflexive organization and participation in hybrid net systems.
The exhibition title itself is borrowed from the concept
“L’informe”, written about by French theorist Georges Bataille. In the context
of the exhibition, the concept of “formless” represents a metaphor that could
describe the today’s world and contemporary art. Although the production of the
works of art is dominated by digital technologies, the attention is focused
more on the experience/perception than on the form/representation because, as
Bataille pointed out long ago, art is manifested as a reflex for “overcoming
boundaries”. Observation of the “real” in the digital world is a strategy for
reexamining the boundaries condensed in the “fluid reality” full of
possibilities, but also traps.
Besides the artists from Serbia, Turkish artists Buşra Tunç, Selçuk Artut, Ozan Türkkan, as well as
curator Derya Yücel will also be present at the opening.
The Belgrade exhibition was preceded by an exhibition
with similar concept, which took place last May in the space of the Energy
Museum with the SentralIstanbul complex for art and culture of the Istanbul
Bilgi University. Thirteen artists from Turkey and Serbia took part at the mentioned
exhibition: Ansen Atilla, Barış Mengütay, Dejan Grba, Dorijan
Kolundžija, Elif Öner-Vincent Rozenberg, Gizem Karakaş, Nemanja Ladjić, Ozan
Türkkan, Stevan Kojić, Yağız Özgen, Yetkin Yılmaz/Decol and Zorica Čolić. Some
of them will be represented in Belgrade as well.
The exhibition is open until August 23th 2015, every day from 12 P.M. to 8 P.M., except on Tuesdays.