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The Sea-Image will be available for orders through D.A.P/Artbook Distributers

http://www.artbook.com/9780983603108.html The Sea-Image: Visual Manifestations of Port Cities and Global Waters Edited and introduction by Hakan Topal, Guven Incirlioglu. Text by Ursula Biemann, Shuruq A. M. Harb, T.J. Demos, Vyjayanthi Rao, Alex Villar, Relli De Vries, xurban_collective. LIST PRICE: U.S. $45.00 CANADIAN: CDN $45.00 ISBN: 9780983603108 | TRADE Clth, 8 x 8.75 in. / 312 pgs / 255 [...]

Mapping Community Arts by Pascal Gielen @ Art In General, November 8th, 6:30

In recent years there has been increased attention to so-called ‘socially engaged art practices’. Equipped with a sense of urgency and intent, artists and curators develop work with the support of communities or groups to tackle political and social issues. While the success of these projects are not easily measurable, they often reiterate the role [...]

Tactics of Invisibility opening at Arter

“Tactics of Invisibility” is a collaborative project developed by Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna, Tanas, Berlin and ARTER. Co-curated by Emre Baykal and Daniela Zyman, “Tactics of Invisibility” moved to Berlin in September to be shown at Tanas. Containing, among others, works produced exclusively for the exhibition, “Tactics of Invisibility”s third stop will be ARTER, to [...]

Tactics of Invisibility Exhibition

Nevin Aladağ, Kutluğ Ataman, Cevdet Erek, Ayşe Erkmen, Esra Ersen, İnci Eviner, Nilbar Güreş, Hafriyat, Ahmet Öğüt, Füsun Onur, Sarkis, Hale Tenger, Nasan Tur, xurban_collective An exhibition project by TANAS/Berlin, Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary/Vienna and ARTER/Istanbul Curated by Daniela Zyman and Emre Baykal Duration: 11 September 2010 – 15 January 2011/ admission free Closed 24 + [...]

New articles at “Notion” section

I uploaded two articles that I recently published: Domestic Labor, Knitting and alternative networks: Knit++ , Fe Feminist Journal, Winter 2010 We Are Not Professionals for Arthub Publication, December 2009 imam.


The following text is produced for the last installation of “The Containment Contained” presented at Muzeum Sztuki. With this instance we finalized the project. LAST INSTANCE: CONFINEMENT: CONTAINMENT REDUX, June 2009 The object is irrelevant, the gesture is immaterial, the political is not politics, a situation is contingent, an intervention cannot be retrieved, harm is [...]

Fortified Zones

A Conversation by Hakan Topal/xurban_collective and Alex Villar This presentation is part of an exhibition project called Financial District, organized by Miguel Amado, curator-in-residence in 2009. The Financial District marks the urban landscape of all major American cities. More than an architectural feature or a geographical location, the Financial District represents an ideology, that of [...]

Artistik Patinaja Karsi

xurban_collective sanat girişimi olarak son sekiz yıl içinde Türkiye’de ve dünyanın farklı kentlerinde sergilere katıldık, sanatsal ifadelere dönüşen araştırma ve belgeleme çalışmaları yürüttük ve bunlarla bağlantılı olarak yazdıklarımızı farklı mecralarda yayınlama fırsatımız oldu. Bu çalışmaların önemli bir kısmı sanat kurumlarının maddi desteği ile gerçekleşti. Ticari galeriler hariç, uluslararası bienaller, toplu sergiler, sanatçı mekanları gibi mecralarda, [...]

New School is Re-occupied, Students Are Arrested

We support any kind of civil, peaceful disobedience against power. We believe that the only way to constitute a true democracy, is to develop a strong sense of scepticism against governing bodies. We beleive participation, conflict, and dialogue. If there is no resistance, there is no democracy, a very simple equation. When New School students [...]

Ornamantasyon, 2004

This are the pictures for xurban archives. We used them for the Ornamantasyon project. It was more like an experiment, bringing various existing and non existing facades from Istanbul and New York together on the same surface.

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