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On Silence: ArteEast Quarterly Journal Lauch and Panel Discussion

Posted on | November 10, 2010 by imam | No Comments

December 14th, 2010 6:30pm
International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP)
1040 Metropolitan Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11211


The Fall 2010 issue of ArteEast Quarterly Journal brings a wide range of artists, curators and scholars together to address the possibilities and limitations of the condition of “silence” through various examples in art, music and socio-political contexts. This issue is edited by Hakan Topal with contributions by Defne Ayas, Anne Barlow, Regine Basha, Dan Cameron, Aslihan Demirtas, Cevdet Erek, Tony Chakar and Micah Silver.

Presentations by
Aslihan Demirtas (Architect, New York)
Regine Basha (Curator, New York)
Cevdet Erek (Artist, Istanbul)
Micah Silver (Artist, Cambridge, MA)

Moderated by Hakan Topal (Artist, xurban_collective)
Response by Anne Barlow (Executive Director, Art in General)

Anne Barlow
Anne Barlow is Executive Director of Art in General, New York. From 1999-2006, she was Curator of Education and Media programs at the New Museum, where she oversaw its educational and public programs, initiated and developed Museum as Hub, a network that connects the museum with art partners in Cairo, Eindhoven, Mexico City and Seoul, and curated numerous exhibitions and performances. From 1994-1999, she was Curator of Contemporary Art and Design at Glasgow Museums, where she managed its contemporary art and design collection, temporary exhibitions program, artists’ residencies, and new commissions. She has been a lecturer/ guest critic for organizations including the Royal College of Art, London; Centre for Contemporary Art, Warsaw; MUMOK, Vienna; New York University; and Tate Modern, London. Barlow is the appointed Curator of Bucharest Biennale 5, which will take place in May 2012.

Regine Basha
As a curator, Basha works with various formats to disseminate art and ideas including exhibition, public commissions, radio, live presentation, temporal sonic interventions, virtual and print media. She created the archival project Tuningbaghdad.net in conjunction with unitednationsplaza in 2008. Over the past decade, she has produced exhibitions and commissions with artists such as Julieta Aranda, Daniel Bozhkov, Nina Katchadourian, Dario Robleto + Jeremy Blake, Valerie Tevere + Angel Nevarez and Stephen Vitiello with Steve Roden. She is co-founder of Fluent~Collaborative out of Austin, Texas-where she was also based as Adjunct Curator for Arthouse for five years. Basha currently sits on the board of Art Matters and Aurora Picture Show and programs occasionally for Cabinet Magazine’s new space. See bashaprojects.com for more information.

Aslihan Demirtas
Aslihan Demirtas is the principal of Aslihan Demirtas Design and Research Studio in New York. Her practice includes national and international projects that encompass ground-up buildings, landscape projects, exhibition design and collaborative art projects. She has published articles in journals and chapters in books by MIT Press, Bauhaus and Harvard Press. Demirtas is currently teaching design studio at Parsons School of Constructed Environments. She has taught at Fordham University and MIT and has lectured at GSD at Harvard University and Bauhaus University in Weimar, Germany. Demirtas holds a Master of Science in Architectural Studies from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Architecture from the Middle East Technical University, Turkey. Before establishing her own practice she has worked with I.M. Pei as the lead designer for the Museum of Islamic Art, Doha, Qatar and a chapel in Kyoto, Japan.

Cevdet Erek
Cevdet Erek is artist and musician living and working in Istanbul. Erek’s installations, objects, videos and performances have been shown at the 9th Istanbul Biennial, Platform Garanti, Stedelijk Museum, Arter, Extra City and Artists Space among others. Erek was a resident at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam from 2005 to 2006 and his installation ‘Studio’ was awarded the Uriot Prize. His book SSS was published by BAS Artist Books – Istanbul in 2008. He holds a BA in architecture and a MA in sound, is working on a PhD and works as a research assistant at ITU MIAM. http://www.cevdeterek.wordpress.com

Micah Silver
Micah Silver is an artist and curator working in and around music and sound art. Shows of his installation and audio works have been mounted by the Jersey City Museum; Issue Project Room, New York City; Artspace New Haven; Mass MoCA; the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art; The James Joyce Centre, Dublin, Ireland; The Place, St. Petersburg, Russia and the MATA Festival, New York City. As a curator and co-conspirator in the work of other artists he has been associated with Diapason Gallery for Sound, New York City; The Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center, Troy, New York; the Earle Brown Music Foundation and the Maryanne Amacher Archive.

Hakan Topal
Hakan Topal is an artist, writer and designer living and working in New York. He is the co-founder of xurban_collective and the principal of New York based research and design office, Newgray. He studied engineering, gender and women studies and sociology. Topal has had one-person exhibitions, performances, video projects and photo-essays in addition to publishing works in various journals and catalogs. He exhibited extensively including projects in institutions such as the 49th Venice Biennial, the 8th Istanbul Biennial, PS1/MoMA, New York; apexart, New York; Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna; Kunst-Werke, Berlin and ZKM Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe. See www.xurban.net | www.newgray.com for more information.


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