Moment of Agency – Film programme
With works from Nevin Aladag, Isil Egrikavuk, Ayse Erkmen, Esra Ersen, Ozlem Gunyol & Mustafa Kunt, Emre Hüner, Sefer Memisoglu, Erinc Seymen and Asli Sungu.
With an introduction by the curator.
Moment of Agency aims to discuss and reflect on the norms of agency and artist as a mediator of imagery and as a catalyst of meaning production. The moment of agency is the act or the time the artist takes while producing a work; on the other hand, it underlines the certain amount of exterior interest upon the work of art and the responsibility that is assigned to the artist in order to fulfill the expectations. The relational dialect of the surrounding implements the impossibility of an artwork being produced in isolation to personal, socio-cultural and political events. The content that is evoked in the title reflects the positioning of a certain artistic stance of the Turkish artists living and working in various cities such as Istanbul, Berlin, Frankfurt am Main, Amsterdam, Milano and Chicago.
Admission: CHF 12.-/6.- for members of Basler Kunstverein
Reservation: 061 206 99 00/01
In cooperation with: CULTURESCAPES – Türkiye.
Further information on the festival: www.culturescapes.ch
*Image: Emre Hüner, „Boumont“, 2007, Video still. Courtesy the artist