No More Reality [Crowd and Performance] (Istanbul)

No More Reality

DEPO, Istanbul
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]. 

Lecture by Brian Holmes: Ecstasy, Fear & Number: From the “Man in the Crowd” to the Self-Organizing Multitude.

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.

The No More Reality [Crowd and Performance] exhibition examines the different models of collective acting. It is a theoretical-practical platform, which gathers a group of artists, activists, theorists, curators, magazines and radio broadcasters, investigating performative aspects of the crowd in the streets and the political implications of body practices in the public space.
No More Reality [Crowd and Performance] develops in stages starting from 2005. Exhibitions, publications and discussions accompanying this process are conceptualized as fragmentary situations and steps in the research, rather than the final projects with the fixed and definite conclusions.
For more details, please see attached .pdf file.

Curators: Claire Staebler and Jelena Ves
Exhibition Producer: Vladimir Jerić Vlidi
Production: Depo-Istanbul and Anadolu Kültür
Exhibition Managers: Asena Günal and Balca Ergener

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