Istanbul Modern presents Artists’ Film International 2016

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ArtistsFilmInternational2016 009Istanbul Modern presents Artists’ Film International 2016, an exhibition and program featuring videos, animations, and short films by artists from around the world. Focusing on the theme of “technology”, this year’s exhibition is on view until October 6, 2016.

Curated by Çelenk Bafra of Istanbul Modern, the exhibition explores the psychological and social effects of different technologies, the sociopolitical codes of new technologies, and the way these transform artistic production processes. The program also includes conversations, workshops, and presentations about video art and artists’ films.

Initiated by the Whitechapel Gallery in 2008, Artists’ Film International continues this year in partnership with 13 art organizations from different parts of the world. Having participated in the program in previous years with works by Ali Kazma, İnci Eviner, Ergin Çavuşoğlu, Sefer Memişoğlu, Bengü Karaduman, Burak Delier, and Vahap Avşar, this year Istanbul Modern has invited Zeyno Pekünlü to Artists’ Film International on “technology”.

Turkey’s guest for this year’s Artists’ Film International is Zeyno Pekünlü. Pekünlü’s collage video “How to properly touch a girl so you don’t creep her out?” (2015) will be on view throughout this year, not only at Istanbul Modern, but at the international partner organizations as well.

Program Partners

Afghanistan Centre for Contemporary Art, Afghanistan

Ballroom Marfa, USA

The Cultural Centre of Belgrade, Serbia

Fundación PRóA, Argentina

GAMeC / Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contamporanea di Bergamo, Italy

Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, Turkey

MAAT – Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, Portugal

Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k), Germany

Para Site, China

Project 88, India

Tromsø Kunstforening, Norway

Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Poland

Whitechapel Gallery, UK


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