The exhibition sets out to raise questions on subtlety in artistic practices within hybrid regimes and invites artists to research methodologies of survival in the context of (self–)censorship.

“Survival Kit” can be perceived as an attempt to establish a certain framework that may or may not be mandatory for contemporary art to function in the future of censorship 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, Dima Filippov, Evgeny Granilshchikov, Dmitriy Lyashenko, Irina Petrakova, Marina Ragozina, Eşref Yıldırım

Curators: Nikolay Alutin, Naz Cuguoğlu, Serhat Cacekli

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Survival Kit exhibition

Dates / Venues

  • September 8th – October 7th, 2017

    Istanbul (Turkey)

    Space Debris Art

    Kemankeş Mahallesi, Hoca Tahsin Sokak, No:15
    In the framework of the 15th Istanbul Biennial

  • October 6th – October 26th, 2017

    Ekaterinburg (Russia)

    Cultural Transit Foundation

    12 Pushkina street, Ground Floor
    In the framework of the 4th Ural Industrial Biennial

Supported by

The Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art
Cultural Transit Foundation
Space Debris Art
Collective Çukurcuma