“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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“SANCTUARY” C. M. Kösemen

→ January 4, 2018

Space Debris is proud to present new works by artist and researcher C. M. Kösemen showcasing over three years of artistic gestation, in collaboration with Empire Project.  Sanctuary will open in January 18, 2018, and will remain open until February 17, 2018.

This new exhibit, entitled “Sanctuary”, features drawings of “Organic Houses”; architectural fantasies in pencil; alongside Kosemen’s evolving world of subconscious, zoologically inspired fantasy visions.

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Ruzgar Polat “Dim Light”

→ January 3, 2018

Ruzgar Polat’s first solo exhibition is on view at SPACE DEBRIS, until January 6th, 2018. To see images from the exhibition you may click here
The artist describes his works as:

“I revealed the darkness that has been holding my emotions in its hands for a while, the fight within myself, with the exact forms and colors. I wanted to paint that moment of losing faith. The moment where most colors disappeared from my vision and the period that made me realize their deep influence.”

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Soundpool for “Dim Light”

→ December 20, 2017

21.12.2017 | 20:00 | 

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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Hush Now

→ December 5, 2017

Live Performance | 09.12.2017 | Saturday 7:30pm

An incarnated tale of contemporary Antigone.
Act 1.To be a woman or the imperfect embodiment of a «monster».
Act 2. To not be at all.

This work consists of hearing and questioning the voices that inhabit us saying: «I am here, I exist» through the female figure of Antigone. Beyond this however, there is a much more powerful voice that muffles the sound of them all saying: «you will listen to me!».

Saïda is exploring the figure of Antigone as a powerful and fallen queen. The idea is to verbalise this state of grace and disgrace through this fierce state that sometimes inhabits us in the day to day, at the edge of the unspeakable.
The performance will be the synopsis of a partial view of the world, a mirage of chaos, a possibility, a sublime.

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Visual AIDS

→ November 28, 2017

Space Debris presents Visual Aids’ ALTERNATE ENDINGS, RADICAL BEGINNINGS for the 28th annual Day With(out) Art on World AIDS Day, December 1, 2017.

Curated by Erin Christovale and Vivian Crockett for Visual AIDS, the video program prioritizes Black narratives within the ongoing AIDS epidemic, commissioning seven new and innovative short videos from artists Mykki Blanco, Cheryl Dunye & Ellen Spiro, Reina Gossett, Thomas Allen Harris, Kia Labeija, Tiona Nekkia McClodden and Brontez Purnell.

The ALTERNATE ENDINGS, RADICAL BEGINNINGS is presented internationally with public programs involving the curators and artists at four marquee screenings: The Whitney Museum of American Art, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

Also, including partnerships with notable institutions such as: New Museum, NY, Brooklyn Museum, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, BRIC, ISCP, Parsons School of Design, MACBA Barcelona, the ICA Boston, Harvard Art Museum, Paradise Works Manchaster, Middlebury ..to name a few.

the Wrong New Digital Art Biennale

→ November 3, 2017

Space Debris is hosting the  the Wrong New Digital Art Biennale again as the Turkey Embassy in Istanbul.

THE WRONG EMBASSY NETWORK 2017 consists of art Institutions, galleries, and artist studios that serve as meeting points for generating live events, AFK/IRL exhibitions and lectures. Part of the exhibitions –online pavilions—are accessible with a simple internet connection.

Space Debris is the Wrong Embassy in Istanbul, Turkey. A preview of the online pavilion curated by the Turkish new media artist Haydi Roket title “GFX Free Error” will take place at Space Debris from November 2st to 26th as part of the Wrong digital biennial, accessible worldwide on November 1st.

The online edition of the exhibition will open on November 1st with the rest of the Wrong Digital Biennale network gfxfreeerror.com

For more information on the Wrong(again) New Digital Art Biennale go to https://thewrong.org

Exhibition: November 21st-26th 2017
Opening Reception: November 21st, 18:30 Istanbul Time
Online Pavillion: November 1st, 2017 to January 31st 2018

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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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→ September 23, 2017

The group exhibition “trans-ID”, 15th Istanbul Biennial neighbouring event, presented in collaboration with exhibist and Space Debris is open now.

19 September – 24 October 2017

Artists:  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.

Curators: Seyhan Musaoğlu and Anna Zizlsperger

Venue: Surp Yerrortutyun Church
İstiklal Cd. No: 142, Beyoğlu, İstanbul

Visiting Hours: Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, 11am–6pm and by appointment
(please email us at info@exhibist.com or info@spacedebrisart.org)

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