Signs Taken in Wonder

Searching for Contemporary Art about Istanbul

Signs Taken in Wonder Searching for Contemporary Art about Istanbul
7.9.
10.11.2013
Kunstverein Hannover

With the exhibition “Signs, Taken in Wonder – Searching for Contemporary Art about Istanbul”, the Kunstverein Hannover presents a snapshot of contemporary art production within the context of Turkey and Istanbul. The 23 participating artists have international backrounds and come from three different generations, all living in Istanbul or having grown up in Turkey. Artwork in several formats – including photography, film, installation and paintings – outlines various aspects of culture, history and everyday life in a multifacetted metropolis and in a country with European and oriental influences.

Narration as a theme of contemporary art is a defining aspect of the exhibition. The curatorial aproach is inspired by literature which breaches the topic of the emergence of collective percep-tions of foreign languages and cultures. Works of important authors such as Mario Levi, Orhan Pamuk, Franco Moretti or Homi K. Bhabha have had a particularly large influence on the general perception of Istanbul and “world images“ which go hand in hand with this.

“Signs Taken in Wonder – Seraching for Contemporary Art about Istanbul“ is an exhibtion from MAK, Vien which is adapted by the Kunstverein Hannover, taking place within the German-Turkish Days of Culture “In the Light of Moon and Star“, Hannover.

Participating Artists
Hamra Abbas / Murat Akagündüz / Eylem Aladoğan / Meriç Algün Ringborg / Hüseyin Bahri Alptekin / Halil Altindere / CANAN / Cengiz Çekil / Banu Cennetoğlu / Lukas Duwenhögger / Cevdet Erek / Erdem Ergaz / Murat Gök / Sibel Horada / Aki Nagasaka / Olaf Nicolai / Marcel Odenbach / Füsun Onur / Ahmet Öğüt / Mario Rizzi / Nasra Şimmes / Erdem Taşdelen / Cengiz Tekin

An exhibition by MAK, Vienna

14.00
Courtyard Party

19.00
Istanbul scene: Culture in change
Discussion

Within the context of the exhibition “Signs, taken in Wonder – On the search for contemporary Istanbul”, a discussion held by Bärbel Vischer, curator MAK, Wien, and René Zechlin, director of Kunstverein Hannover, with Turkish artists and curators about the art and culture of Turkey.

Overview of Lectures and Talks

19.00
Film with Artist Discussion: Mario Rizzi »Kazın Ayağı – Actually that’s not the case«
2012, Turkish with English subtitles

Within the context of the exhibition “Signs, taken in Wonder – On the search for contemporary Istanbul”, the artist Mario Rizzi (*1962, Italy) will present his Film “Kazın Ayağı” with an introduction and a final discussion.

The film documents the production of a modern shadow theater, which deals with the traditional Karagöz performers and reflects the rapid gentrification of individual parts of the city of Istanbul.

Mario Rizzi »Murat ve Ismail«, 2006, Turkish with English subtitles

Saturday 28th September, 20.00 (in the context of the Thementag)

Wednesday 9th October 20.00 (followed with a guided tour by the curator)

Wednesday 6th November 20.00 (followed with a guided tour by the curator)

more events

12.00–22.00
Theme day »Orientexpress«
A cooperation of Kunstverein Hannover, Kino im Künstlerhaus and Literaturhaus Hannover

The Literaturhaus, Kunstverein and Kino in the Künstlerhaus have had a themed day several times a year, which sets certain cultural and social situations in focus.

12.00–22.00
Exhibition “Signs, taken in Wonder – On the search for contemporary Istanbul”

12.00
“Diving into Art” for Children aged 5
“Gölü – diving in Turkish” (in German)
Kids are emerged into the world of arts and together with an experienced artist investigate the colors, forms, bodies and spaces of the current exhibition.

_Information / Registration:
kinder@kunstverein-hannover.de_

15.00–18.00
»Children Art Ralley« for children aged 6-12

14.00, 16.30, 18.30
Tours of the Exhibition

14.00–21.00 Uhr
Çayhane – turkish teabar
There will be a turkish teabar accompanying to the current exhibition.
In Kunstverein Hannover

17.30
Filmland Turkey: »Ah Gardaşım« by Kadir İnanır, 1991
(Kino in Künstlerhaus)

19.30
Reading: Matthias Politycki »Samarkand Samarkand«
NDR Kultur – Authors’ reading
(Literaturhaus Hannover)

20.00
Film: »Murat ve Ismail« by Mario Rizzi, 2006
Turkish with English subtitles
(in the exhibition rooms)

21.00
Filmland Turkey: »Devrim Arabaları« by Tolga Örnek, 2010
(Kino in Künstlerhaus)

Combi-ticket € 12 for all events during the themed day are avaible at the pre-sale desk in the Künstlerhaus (open Monday to Friday, 12.00-18.00, telephone 0511 168-41222)

20.00
Movie: Mario Rizzi »Murat ve Ismail«
2006, turkish with english subtitles

The film is shown during the Theme Day »Orientexpress«
The film is included in the entrance fee / combination ticket

20.00
Movie: Mario Rizzi »Murat ve Ismail«
2006, turkish with english subtitles

The film is shown following the curatorial guided tour (start 19.00, with Ute Stuffer, curator)
The guided tour and the film is included in the entrance fee

19.00
Bridging between Asia und Europe – The economic and geopolitical importance of Turkey
Discussion

Discussion with Dr. Andreas Gruchow, board member of the Deutsche Messe AG; Dipl.-Kfm. Kudret Ceran, commercial attaché of the consulate general of Turkey in Hannover; Ahmet Yılmaz, economist and acting partner of Extim GmbH, Braunschweig.

»Religious potential of violance«
Symposium

with Prof. Dr. Margot Käßmann, reformations ambassadress of EKD; Dr. Charlotte Knobloch, deputy chairman the des World Jewish Council; Wilhelm Heitmeyer, conflict researcher; Sudhir Kakar, psychologist; Dan Diner, historian; Omar Hamdan, theologist e. g.

announcement only by registration!
We appologize the symposium is fully booked.

20.00
Movie: Mario Rizzi »Murat ve Ismail«
2006, turkish with english subtitles

19.00
The Museum of Innocence
Lecture by Johanna Sunder-Plassmann, artist

A book becomes reality: In Istanbul the architect’s office of Brigitte and Gregor Sunder-Plassmann transformed the novel »The Museum of Innocence« by Orhan Pamuk into real architecture supported by the artist Johanna Sunder-Plassmann.

Murat Gök
Murat Gök
	exhibition view Kunstverein Hannover »Signs Taken in Wonder – Searching for Contemporary Art about Istanbul«, 2013
exhibition view Kunstverein Hannover »Signs Taken in Wonder – Searching for Contemporary Art about Istanbul«, 2013
	exhibition view Kunstverein Hannover »Signs Taken in Wonder – Searching for Contemporary Art about Istanbul«, 2013
exhibition view Kunstverein Hannover »Signs Taken in Wonder – Searching for Contemporary Art about Istanbul«, 2013
	exhibition view Kunstverein Hannover »Signs Taken in Wonder – Searching for Contemporary Art about Istanbul«, 2013
exhibition view Kunstverein Hannover »Signs Taken in Wonder – Searching for Contemporary Art about Istanbul«, 2013
	exhibition view Kunstverein Hannover »Signs Taken in Wonder – Searching for Contemporary Art about Istanbul«, 2013
exhibition view Kunstverein Hannover »Signs Taken in Wonder – Searching for Contemporary Art about Istanbul«, 2013
	Signs Taken in Wonder Searching for Contemporary Art about Istanbul
Signs Taken in Wonder Searching for Contemporary Art about Istanbul
Halil Altindere
Halil Altindere
Füsun Onur 	“Mircale (symphonic poem)”, 2013
Füsun Onur “Mircale (symphonic poem)”, 2013