Curatorial

IT SOUNDS LIKE ART

The new exhibition by Kasa Gallery, It Sounds Like Art, is a collection of sound artworks that explore a variety of environmental, social, aesthetic and conceptual approaches to art.

The artworks by John Drever, the duo Jane Grant and John Matthias, Music for Installations (MFI) and Nigel Helyer will provide an insight into sound art practices.

The exhibition at Kasa Gallery in Istanbul precedes the Sound Art Curating conference in London […]

MAKING VISIBLE THE INVISIBLE

Making Visible the Invisible: Media, Art, Democracy and Protest is the title of a panel at Kasa Gallery, Friday November 15, 2013, at 5pm that precedes the opening of the exhibition I Occupy. The panel and the exhibition are inspired by “Why I Occupy,” a text by Nicholas Mirzoeff – Professor at NYU -, and analyze the inheritance of the Occupy Wall Street movement and the contemporary relationship between community, […]

MAY GOLD FALL UPON YOU

May Gold Fall Upon You, Tamiko Thiel, 2013. This is the Augmented Reality intervention at the Contemporary Istanbul art fair as part of the event YOU CANNOT AFFORD THIS!, hosted by Plug-in. This is part of a series of new public spaces interventions in Istanbul organized by the Museum of Contemporary Cuts and Kasa Gallery, with the support of Royal College of Art, NYU Steinhardt, Sabanci University and Goldsmiths, […]

TOADS OF MONEY

Toads of Money, Will Pappenheimer, 2013. This is the Augmented Reality intervention at the Contemporary Istanbul art fair as part of the event YOU CANNOT AFFORD THIS!, hosted by Plug-in. This is part of a series of new public spaces interventions in Istanbul organized by the Museum of Contemporary Cuts and Kasa Gallery, with the support of Royal College of Art, NYU Steinhardt, Sabanci University and Goldsmiths, University of […]

YOU WILL BE SWEPT AWAY BY MONEY

You Will Be Swept Away by Money, Mark Skwarek, 2013. This is the Augmented Reality intervention at the Contemporary Istanbul art fair as part of the event YOU CANNOT AFFORD THIS!, hosted by Plug-in. This is part of a series of new public spaces interventions in Istanbul organized by the Museum of Contemporary Cuts and Kasa Gallery, with the support of Royal College of Art, NYU Steinhardt, Sabanci University […]

WELCOME PLUTOCRATS

Welcome Plutocrats, John Craig Freeman, 2013. This is the Augmented Reality intervention at the Contemporary Istanbul art fair as part of the event YOU CANNOT AFFORD THIS!, hosted by Plug-in. This is part of a series of new public spaces interventions in Istanbul organized by the Museum of Contemporary Cuts and Kasa Gallery, with the support of Royal College of Art, NYU Steinhardt, Sabanci University and Goldsmiths, University of […]

LOOKING AT CURATING NEW MEDIA

Today at 3:30pm as part of Contemporary Istanbul’s talk series I am talking on the issues related to curating media art in a fine art context. What are the differences between artistic practices in ‘new media’ and those in the traditional fine arts?

Although I do not like to use the definition of ‘new media,’ I prefer like Rafael Lozano-Hemmer to use ‘media artists’ and pay homage to Dick Higgins’ intermedia […]

YOU CANNOT AFFORD THIS!

YOU CANNOT AFFORD THIS!, a collaboration between Kasa Gallery and the Museum of Contemporary Cuts at CI – Contemporary Istanbul, is an art event that questions current art market practices and the disruptive nature of contemporary digital media. This continues an international theme that Kasa Gallery has addressed during the past year with a series of exhibitions that reflect upon the nature of contemporary art, politics, neo-capitalism and plutocratic […]

I OCCUPY

I Occupy, the new exhibition of Kasa Gallery in collaboration with the Museum of Contemporary Cuts surveys, analyzes and questions current trends in interventionist art and Augmented Reality Art which, by intervening within the urban and socio-political landscape, contribute to redefining the aesthetic and cultural understanding of the environments we operate in.

“No Socialism for Capitalists” was the slogan on the sign that a man held during the days of […]

JACKPOT

Jackpot is an exhibition that, by analyzing the financial gambles of contemporary society, presents the loss of value of the traditional interpretation of the word social in favor of a re-interpretation of community and its rules by the nation state in a post-postmodern framework. In this context, the role of the state becomes that of a guarantor of a ‘skewed playing field’ arguably in favor of predatory lending, financial sharks […]