Thursday, 15 March 2012

Monika Nguyen's Staged Photography Event

halka art project presents a staged photography project by Monika Nguyen about timber houses in Istanbul.

Used// Kullanılmış

Monika Nguyen's project "Used" features interventions that she has performed at selected timber houses- mostly inhabited-from different districts of Istanbul which still try to keep their original condition.
Date: Friday, 16.03.2012
Time: 19.00 - 22.00  
Adress: Lütfiye Apt. No:14 /// Across Oyun Atölyesi
Dr Esat Isık Caddesi, Moda, Istanbul, Turkey

Thursday, 8 March 2012

A New Artist in Residence: Monika Nguyen

Monika Nguyen is a Vienna-based stage designer and artist working in the fields of spatial installation and photography. Her works emphasize sociocultural concerns, in which she focuses on exceptional and extreme situations. Architectural environments serve as stages for interventions and narratives.

Monika Nguyen is intending to realize a staged photography project about timber houses in Istanbul. She is specifically interested in the original Ottoman architecture of these houses, many of which have vanished since their debut in the late 19th century. A small number of houses which still feature their original condition, still exists -and these houses are mostly inhabited- will serve for the realization of the project.
Nguyen will be at halka art project's residency to pursuit her project between 5-18 March 2012.

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Sam Bunn at halka art project

halka art project is hosting London based artist Sam Bunn as a guest artist in residency.
Bunn will live and work at halka art project's residency at Kadıköy between 02.03.2012 - 08.04.2012.

Sam Bunn is a sculptor, working in the expanded field that includes performance, video and installation.
Space is crucial to his work, which explores performative physicality, interaction with an audience, site
specificity, materials, expression and humour. Bunn's recent work plays with the idea that sculpture might
express a self-contained subjectivity.

Me the gang

Up the River

Further information about Sam Bunn's activities in İstanbul will be announced.