The exhibition sets out to raise questions on subtlety in artistic practices within countries that develop low intensity democracies and invites artists to research methodologies of survival in the context of (self)censorship.
“Survival Kit” can be perceived as an attempt to remove the ambiguity by establishing a certain framework that may or may not be mandatory for contemporary art to function in the future to come. By collaborating for six months, five Turkish and five Russian artists researched different methodologies, such as camouflage and irony, to create works that are both united by the idea of “subtle art” yet divided by their specific subjects & practices.
Artists: Larissa Araz, Cansu Çakar, Özgur Demirci, Didem Erk, Dmitriy Filippov, Evgeny Granilshchikov, Dmitriy Lyashenko, Irina Petrakova, Marina Ragozina, Eşref Yıldırım
Curators: Nikolay Alutin, Naz Cuguoğlu, Serhat Cacekli
September 8th – October 7th, 2017
Kemankeş Mahallesi, Hoca Tahsin Sokak, No:15
In the framework of the 15th Istanbul Biennial
October 6th – October 26th, 2017
12 Pushkina street, Ground Floor
In the framework of the 4th Ural Industrial Biennial