28 September-15 October 2012 – STATE FINE ARTS GALLERY
The Man who Postered the Republic “İhap Hulusi Görey” Exhibition

Being one of the parallel events of 3rd Canakkale Biennial, the exhibition called The Man, Who Postered the Republic “İhap Hulusi Görey” was organized by collector, advertiser – author Ender Merter. All of İhap Hulusi Görey poster collection (From Triangulus to Triangle “Musellesten Ucgene”) was donated to Marmara University Museum by Ender Merter, the creator of the exhibition, during the period İstanbul being the Culture Capital in 2010.

“Ajarian Stories” Exhibition

“Deep in Soviet Georgia, They’re Singing the Songs of Friendship”
Being Ana Riaboshenko the curator, the Passport Photography exhibition of Shalve Alkhanaidze from the Portraits of 10 Women from Tusheti Region is a memory work from the Soviet period. Nearly half of the Georgia’s population still remembers the instructions given by the Soviet photographers: “Don’t Smile! Do your button!” It is hard to observe these instructions glancing through Shalva Alkhanaidze’s passport photography series. The background of these photos, which were taken with a serious purpose, also does contradict this idea. Yet, the last state of the photographs taken were passport pictures with appropriate and flawless grey background. People in these pictures have probably never seen the initial version of these photos.
Since they have been posing only as a model, they were not aware they would one day become a part of the history of photography. It is still unknown whether the photographer took especially full size portraits or the equipment at the time only allowed this kind of photos. The passport pictures reveal the social status, their styles, personality and character of the models as well as uncovering other details to the people, who lived in between 1955 and 1956.

Ana Riaboshenko
Passport Pictures exhibition was shown in the framework of Sinapole 4 at Dr. Rıza Nur Library
Supporters: Georgian Ministry of Culture, Ajarian Ministry of Culture and Sport
We thank European Culture Association for their collaboration.

9 October 2012-MAVİTAY
Artist Presentation by Mustafa Horasan

Born in 1965 in Karacasu, the artist has graduated from Marmara University Fine Arts Faculty’s Graphic Design department in 1986. He has been having personal exhibitions every year in Turkey since his first personal exhibition in 1994 in İzmir Is Art Gallery. Paristanbul exhibition in Grand Palais in 1990, Turkish Artists exhibition in New York in 1995, Sharjah Biennial in 1999, Death=Death (Ölum=Ölum) exhibition in Karşı Sanat in 1999, Intersecting Times (Kesişen Zamanlar) exhibition in İstanbul Modern in 2007, New Works, New Horizons (Yeni Yapıtlar, Yeni Ufuklar) exhibition in İstanbul Modern 200 and Martin Groupius Bau within the İstanbul Next Wave exhibition in Berlin in 2009 are among the significant inland and abroad exhibitions he has taken part in. Among last season exhibitions the artist, who has been represented by Pi Artworks since 2008, has attended are Contemporary İstanbul, Scope Basel, Art Dubai and Marrakech Art Fair. Having his work also in private collections and museums in inland and abroad, the artist carries his work in İstanbul.

29 September 2012-KORFMANN LIBRARY
Some Reflections on Biennial Concept by Halil Turhanlı

Turhanlı was born in Istanbul, in 1954. He’s a graduate from the Faculty of Law at Istanbul University. He’s been writing about music, cinema and art since the beginning of the eighties. His writings were published in many magazines and newspapers. His books include; “The Place Where Angels Fell” (1994), “Music and Opposition” ( 1996), “Perversity As a Form of Virtue” (2000), “The Sounds of Utopia” (2001), “Fiesta, Art and Sabotage” (2002), “Anarchic Armony”(2003), “Oracles and Refugees” (2004), “Your Murderer Lurks Around the Cities”(2006). He’s also been hosting radio programmes for the Open Radio of Istanbul.


Parallel Events Curator: Fatih Balcı
Parallel Events Coordinator: Elvin Karaaslan, Olcay Erdinç, Korona
Parallel Events Team: Ayşenur Ufak, Deniz Uysal, Eylem Genç, Hüseyin Çay, Nihal Sarıbaş, Özlem Çalışkan, Recep Aksu, Sedef Zileli, Yeşim Atıcı

“Meydani” Painting Exhibition, Kibelatis Group: Olcay Erdinç Korana, Recep Aksu, Özgür Can Artan, Bahar Esmer
Venue: Clock Tower Square
Date: September 29-October 5, 2012

“Free Zone / Canakkale” Video Presentations
Video Anthology: Hülya Küpçüoğlu
Artists: Canan Beykal, Nezaket Ekici, Nazan Azeri, Genco Gülan, Güler Ateş, Marta Daeuble, Victoria Rance, Güneş Hüseyinkulu, Güler Aşık, Özgül Arslan Tosunoğlu
Venue: Erkan Yavuz Experimental Art Studio
Date: September 27-October 2,4,6, 2012

The Company “Deconstructing Frida” Dance Theatre
Choreography-Regie: Ufuk Şenel
Choreography Assistant: Ece Gözmen
Dramaturgy: Buket Deniz
Music: Potpourries from “Songs of Pedro”Album
Text: Quotations from Pedro Almodovar’s Press Statements…
Stage Design: Mustafa Tutuş
Creative Dancers: Harika Onur, Hilal Sibel Pekel, Mutlu Akgün, Mine Ayşe Karamehmet, Buket Deniz
Guest Performers: Filiz Eren, Göze Şenol
Production: AtölyeDans
Venue: Old Couch Station
Date: November 9, 2012

“Anomaly” Painting Exhibition by Erdal Sezer
Venue: Artist Studio Kemalpaşa Mah. Küçük Hamam Sok. 20/2 Çanakkale
Date: October 2-15, 2012

Panel “Relationship of Art and Politics” by Rafet Arslan
Venue: Korfmann Library
Date: October 6, 2012

“1 Minor Exhibition on Impossibilities and Opportunities of a Collective Act” by Rafet Arslan
Venue: Korfmann Library
Date:October 07-14, 2012

“Poetic Montage for a Purpose” Exhibition
Artists: Şive Neşe Baydar, Ayşe Onuçak Bozturgut (Video Venuement), Serkan Çalışkan, Fevziye Eyigör Deniz İkizler (Venuement), Ayfer Karabıyık, Duygu Sabancılar Iştın, Merve Üstünalp, Artivist (Video Venuement)
Venue: Korfmann Library
Date: October 09-20, 2012

Seminar “History of STT and Relation of Art and Theory” by Şeref Erol
Venue: Korfmann Library
Date: October 13, 2012

“Inside the silence of the sound”, Expressionist Art Studio for the Adult,
Maral Civanyan, Nilüfer Esin Berberoğlu, Demet Yalçınkaya
Venue: Mavitay Children’s Home for Culture
Date: October 13, 2012

“Performart” Interactive Art Performance
ÇOMÜ Faculty of Education Painting Students Art Performance
Venue: Marina Basketball Court
Date: October 21, 2012

“Acquaintant Different Town” Appointment of Statements and Images
Halil Turhanlı, Levent Çelikel
Venue:Korfmann Library
Date: October 23-30, 2012

“Formal Montage” Photograph Exhibition
Project Coordinator: Ayşegül Akçay, Nihan Hacıömeroğlu
Venue: Korfmann Library
Date: October 1-5, 2012

“Amok Runner” Video Anthology
Artists: Hasan Pehlevan, Deniz Aktaş, Sedat Akdoğan, Mehmet Öğüt, Aşkın Ercan, Gülizar Önen, Fatih Gürbüz, Garip Ay, Remzi Demirel
Venue: Erkan Yavuz Experimental Art Studio
Date: September 29-October 1-3-5, 2012

“Trojan Gaze” Videoart and Documentation Film Presentation
An Activity by COMU Faculty of Communication, Department of Radio, Cinema and Television
“My Mother’s Sense of Aesthetics”, Şükrü Özçelik, 2012, Documentary
“Orient’s Koçgirisi” Damlanur Şimşek, 2012, Documentary
“Completely Homeless Rooms” Arzu Daşdemir, 2012, Documentary
“Aegean Woman in Archaic Age” Hülya Önal, 2004&2012, Documentary
“Turtle Tamer” Fahrettin Tabur, 2012, Video
“Shop” Tuğba Elmacı, 2012, Video
Venue: Erkan Yavuz Experimental Art Studio
Date: October 17, 2012

COMU Faculty of Fine Arts Department of Ceramics Instructors Exhibition
Ayşe Güler, Ergün Arda, M. Fatih Karagül, M. Berrin Kayman, Mehmet Coşar, Müjde Yücel Coşar, Seyfullah Büyükçapar, Yücel Başeğit.
Venue: COMU Faculty of Fine Arts Art Gallery
Date: October 16-30, 2012

“Architectural Glass Installation” Permanent Exhibition
İpek Kosova, Re-trace the Light
Material: Fusion Glass, Metal
Dimension: 140 cm (Diameter)
Venue: Old Armenian Church