"Guests: Artists and Craftspeople" Online Conversation


In Companionship with Crafts

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Time: 18.30

The event will be held in Turkish

“Guests: Artists and Craftspeople” exhibition curators Öykü Özsoy and Ümit Mesci will hold an online conversation with Aslı Kıyak İngin, the International Artist Residency Program’s project advisor. Taking its title from Aslı Kıyak İngin’s essay in the exhibition catalogue for “Guests: Artists and Craftspeople”, the event will focus on crafts in Istanbul.    

Speakers will examine the system of crafts in the city and discuss artisanship, workshops, craft neighborhoods and similar topics. They will also look at the interaction of artists in the International Artist Residency Program with Istanbul's production culture through their collaboration with craftspeople and discuss the future of crafts. This live conversation, which will include a question and answer session, will be broadcast via video conferencing software and will be limited to 100 participants.

"Performing Artin", a video produced by Aslı Kıyak Ingin and Sevgi Ortaç for the "Crafting Neighborhood" project prepared for the 1st Istanbul Design Biennial, will be available on Istanbul Modern's YouTube channel starting on September 28.

Click here for more information on the International Artist Residency Program and the “Guests: Artists and Craftspeople” exhibition, where works produced by the artists in the program can be viewed for the first time.

Aslı Kıyak İngin

Architect, designer and lecturer Aslı Kıyak İngin conducts a critical design practice where she addresses the city's social, cultural, spatial and economic dimensions. The “Made in Şişhane” project, of which she is the founder and director, has focused on revealing the role of design in the sustainability of craft neighborhoods since 2006. Aslı Kıyak İngin also teaches part-time in the Department of Industrial Design of Istanbul Bilgi University's Faculty of Architecture. Since 2013, she has been researching new production methods by bringing students and craftspeople together in a design studio course titled "Apprenticeship in Design". In 2012, she participated in the "Adhocracy" exhibition of the 1st Istanbul Design Biennial with the "Crafting Neighborhood" project, and in 2014, she took part in the 2nd Istanbul Design Biennial's Academy Program with her "Informal Academy" project. Aslı Kıyak Ingin was the academic coordinator of the "Masterpiece Beyoğlu" project she created in 2016 and co-curated the exhibition “Dün, Bugün, Yarın: Emeğin Serüveni“ [Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow: The Adventure of Labor] while taking part in an effort to provide design studios to 40 craft instructors from 20 branches of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality’s city-wide vocational training program, İSMEK, between 2017-2018. In 2019 and 2020 she took part in the Space for Culture project with an "Open Source Perşembe Pazarı" workshop and exhibition at Kale Design and Arts Center (KTSM) and as part of the team that organized the "Gaziantep Food Craft" project.


The content created within the scope of the International Artist Residency Program project, supported by Istanbul Development Agency, does not reflect the view of Istanbul Development Agency or the Ministry of Industry and Technology; Istanbul Foundation for Modern Art is solely responsible for any and all content.







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