| Ausstellung: "almost in passing" (Istanbul)
This April 2010 presentation of artworks at Istanbul’s Off-Space, Gallery 5533, will feature a representative selection of contemporary productions by young Austrian artists. Videos, photography, objects, performances as well as audio installations will be presented to reflect the artists’ personal experiences as well as their social and political backgrounds.
The exhibition will be accompanied by talks with the artists at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University as well as by an evening with experimental electronic music, art projects, and performances at Dogzstar Club Istanbul. These events aim to stimulate productive exchanges and discussions. Professor Dr. Martin Hochleitner, Director of the Gallery of the Federal Province of Upper Austria, together with Andrea van der Straeten and Hubert Lobnig from the Department of Experimental Design of the University of Art and Industrial Design Linz curated this show.
This exhibition in Istanbul constitutes the second phase of an ongoing exchange between the Department of Experimental Design of the University of Art and Industrial Design Linz and the young and vibrant art scene of Istanbul. During their stay at Yildiz Technical University in Istanbul as a part of the Erasmus programme, two students from the Department of Experimental Design, Oona Valarie Schager and Ufuk Serbest, initiated, curated and organised in Linz the first exhibition of young artists from Istanbul.
In April of 2009, this show entitled “Inspiring Stanbul” brought the work of young Turkish artists to the center of Linz for the first time. This event resulted from the co-operation between the University of Art and Industrial Design Linz and “Linz 09 – European Capital of Culture”.