CROWD AND PERFORMANCE
Tütün Deposu Lüleci Hendek Cad. No.12, Tophane 34425/ İstanbul
January 31–March 5
Artists: Fia Backstrom [Sweeden/U.S.], Johanna Billing [Sweden], Susanne Burner [Germany], Chto Delat [Russia], Marcelo Exposito [Spain], Claire Fontaine [France], Igor Grubic [Croatia], Sharon Hayes [U.S.], Inventory[UK], Olga Kisseleva [France/Russia], Ligna [Germany], Ciprian Muresan [Romania], Marta Popivoda/Illegal Cinema [Serbia], Radek Community [Russia], R.E.P group [Ukraine], Revolution Will Not Be Televised [Brazil].
From the popular settings of art history we can recall two faces of the crowd: the first, recognized as the holder of political will (demonstrations or revolutionary masses), appearing in many historical or allegorical paintings, and the second one—more neutral and more dispersed, usually connected to the representation of the city, modernity and urban life. Of course, the crowd is never neutral… Apparently nameless bodies, anonymous minds and ordinary settings are always producing narratives and images related to the dominant politics of public spaces.
Curators: Claire Staebler and Jelena Vesić
Exhibition Producer: Vladimir Jerić Vlidi
Production: Depo-Istanbul and Anadolu Kültür
Exhibition Managers: Asena Günal and Balca Ergener