recent exhibition

“NOISE” Digital Festival

→ January 12, 2018

Opening this Friday evening on January 12th between 6-8pm!

Organized by Seyhan Musaoglu of SPACE DEBRIS and curated by artist Mert Keskin, the exhibition will take place at ‘OrjinSanat’ from January 12th to February 17th.**Containing thirty one artists from around the world, the exhibition focuses on meditations of one’s reflections in pixelated realities.

“NOISE” Digital Festival | 12 Ocak/January-17 Şubat/February 2018
Opening Reception: 12th January Friday, 2018 | 6-8pm
Artists: Anthony Antonellis, Cacheflowe, Jon Cates, Thomas Cheneseau, Uğur Engin Deniz, Davidope, Adam Ferriss, Tom Galle, Haydiroket, Hexeosis, Kenaim, Mark Klink, Raquel Meyers, A Bill Miller, Lorna Mills, Paula Morales, Esra Özkavcı, Christian Petersen, Peter Rahul, Elena Romenkova, Flavio Scutti, Sholim, Yoshi Sodeoka, Subtlegraces, Tachyons+, Trapers, Jacques Urbanska, V5MT, Chromo Valdez, XCOPY, Sarah Zucker


**realized by the support of OrjinMaslak, special thanks to the wonderful team.

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Soundpool for “Dim Light”

→ December 20, 2017

SOUNDPOOL for DIM LIGHT
21.12.2017 | 20:00 | 
SPACE DEBRIS

Guitarist and improviser Şevket Akıncı is known by Space Debris followers with the experimental music nights he organizes. This time his guest is Colombian singer Maria Monica Gutierrez. Inspired by the works at the current exhibition “Dim Light” at Space Debris, they will create miniature sound pools by melting the music within the composition of the space.

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Watched You Burn With Pleasure

→ October 22, 2017

“Watched You Burn With Pleasure”, solo exhibition by Cansu Gürsu is on view at Space Debris.
Exhibition Dates: 14 October-18 November, 2017
Curator: Sine Ergün

Cansu Gürsu’s fourth solo exhibition “Watched You Burn With Pleasure” is a tale of becoming one with the inner wild self in correlation to one’s own discovery as a result of losing the known, familiar or decision to leave it. Using her own imagery, as in her past works, Gursu presents the process of this creation in the wholeness of a book. Each material used in her mixed media works, evolves into a discourse which signifies one’s effort to become whole. The exhibition opens on October 14th and may be seen until November 18th.

  It is not a tale that is long, odd nor unfamiliar. No need to be smartened, should be told as is. Had a house in the past. Both inside and outside. Or had not. Was an illusion. Was a dream. Then caught on fire. The dream? Herself? Not clear. She did notice- right? Also unclear. But this is fire, it got itself noticed. Left the house. It was so sudden, she could only take herself with her. Realized that she never saw, in the midst of everything, that she just started seeing. That she wasn’t scared of the wolf, the raven and her shadow anymore. And even more. Couldn’t tell it. Didn’t know the rest yet. Everything she knew in the past had burned- maybe she burned it. She trusted that she dared not to know. She dared, that was enough for now.                Sine Ergün

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trans-ID finissage, special curatorial tour

→ October 21, 2017

This Saturday at 3pm, the curators of the exhibition trans-ID at Surp Yerrortutyun Church, Anna Zizlsperger and Seyhan Musaoğlu invite you to a special curatorial tour.

Located at entrance of Perukar Çıkmazı at Istiklal Caddesi, one of the busiest streets of Istanbul, the Armenian Catholic church Surp Yerrortutyun is more than 250 years old, standing in one of the least noticed corners of this multi-faceted city. As a parallel event of the 15th Istanbul Biennial, trans-ID is approaching the concept of a good neighbor from a different point of view, examining it from transcendent identities to multinational and transnational perspectives. The exhibition, featuring works by Murat Adash, Autumn Ahn, Nancy Atakan, Luna Ece Bal, Mehtap Baydu, Bashir Borlakov, Sinan Bökesoy, Melis Bursin, Şakir Gökçebağ, Allen Grubešić, Selin Kocagöncü, Servet Koçyiğit, Suat Öğüt and Julie Upmeyer, creates an intensive dialogue with the venue. On Saturday we invite you all to join us in this dialogue for one last* time.

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Survival Kit

→ September 6, 2017

September 8 – October 7, 2017 | Opening: Thursday, September 7, 2017

Artists: Larissa Araz, Cansu Çakar, Özgur Demirci, Didem Erk, Dmitriy Filippov, Evgeny Granilshchikov, Dmitriy Lyashenko, Irina Petrakova, Marina Ragozina, Eşref Yıldırım

Curators: Collective Çukurcuma (Serhat Cacekli & Naz Cuguoğlu), Nikolay Alutin

Venue: SPACE DEBRIS
Hoca Tahsin Sokak, No:15, Floor:1, Karaköy

Visiting Hours: Wednesday- Saturday 13:00-18:00 | Other days by appointment | E: 
info[at]spacedebrisart.org

The exhibition “Survival Kit” sets out to raise questions on subtlety in artistic practices within countries that develop low intensity democracies, in this instance Turkey and Russia, and invites artists to research possible methodologies of survival in the context of (self)censorship.

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What are we? | a performative panel

→ April 28, 2017

What are we?*
What are we entitled to?
Space Debris invites the personas gold, glass, paper, and plastic into the exhibition space for a performative panel discussion as part of Julie Upmeyer’s Face Value – Material Mimicry.
– Sibel Horada was born in Berlin in 1839 as polystrene, an accidental discovery by Eduard Simon; in 1941, she became Styrofoam thanks to the invention of Dow Chemicals.

– Julie Upmeyer always was and always will be, she is beautiful as well as valuable, cherished since the dawn of humanity. She is money, she is jewellery, she is gold.

– Forged by fire, Sine Ergün is glass; clear, strong and infinitely mailable, but don’t drop her, she will shatter into blade-like shards.

– Seyhan Musaoglu is the keeper of much of human knowledge – rollable, foldable, burnable and recyclable, the cloud is no match for her continued presence in daily life. She is paper.

– Serhat Cacekli will referee, the moderator in an epic gathering of historical and contemporary materials.

*Event will be held in English

“Time Burglars” Closing Reception | You Too Darling, Gif Showcase

→ March 30, 2017

Space Debris would like to invite you to the closing reception of “Time Burglars” by Rad Dar. This event marks the end of Rad’s first solo exhibition, as well as the first time presentation of his most recent gif works made specifically for the exhibition. Iskeletor will join us with his beats that will keep you dancing, and Ağaçkakan will present his recent piece in collaboration with Rad Dar’s work “Sana da Canım (You Too Darling)”.

“Time Burglars” Closing Reception |
You Too Darling,  Gif Showcase | Rad Dar

April 1st, 2017, Saturday
19:30 Iskeletor DJ set
20:30 Sana da Canım (You Too Darling) feat Ağaçkakan

Time Burglars

→ March 11, 2017

Rad Dar,whose work you may recognize  from the streets, opens his first solo show at Space Debris on March 11th. You may see Rad’s signature from various city walls ranging from Istanbul, Cologne and Sydney, chooses to tell the tale of the “Time Burglars” through his paintings and sculpture installation.

Rad has exhibited in multiple exhibitions, fairs and worked on various murals after graduating from Marmara University Painting Department . Rad lives and works in Istanbul. The exhibition will continue through April 1st.

Mise en Abyme

→ February 15, 2017

 17-19.02.2017

Nihal Martlı ve Seyhan Musa’nin aktif resim ve ses yerleştirmeleriyle gerçekleşecek, seyircililerin de aktif katılımını öngören interaktif stüdyo performans etkinliği Mise en Abyme, 17 Şubat Cuma 16:00’da başlayıp, 18 ve 19 Şubat da 13:00-19:00 saatleri arasında Space Debris’de yer alacak.

Kendine benzerlik prensibini içinde barındıran ve ‘abis içerisine yerleştirilmiş’ anlamına gelen mise en abyme kavramı; teknik olarak bir imajın kendi içerisinde küçük bir kopyasını/ kopyalarını barındırması, görsel deneyim olarak da iki ayna arasında durmak ve bir imajın sonsuz yansıması/ kendini tekrar etmesine bakmak gibi açıklanabilir.

Performans süreci, sürekli kendini tekrar eden imaj ve ses enstalasyonunun, tekrarlama etkileşimi üzerinden içinde bulunduğumuz sosyo-politik şartların yarattığı olaylar döngüsünün yaşamlarımıza aksettirdiği olgulara gönderme yapıyor. Aynı zamanda çağdaş sanat piyasasının içinde bulunduğu döngüye de…

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“Point Counter Point” Exhibition Tour

→ January 21, 2017

There will be an exhibition tour of Space Debris’ current exhibition “Point Counter Point” led by its curator Nesli Gül this Saturday January 21st, at 3pm, with the artists of the group exhibition. No reservation needed, so please be on time. You may find the detailed information on the exhibition here.

The exhibition has been extended until 28th of January due to high demand.

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