“Timeless Curiosities” Exhibition Event

March 22, 2024
“Timeless Curiosities” Exhibition Event

Digital Culture Re-Visited

Friday, March 22, 2024, 19.00

Venue: Istanbul Modern Auditorium

The first public event of the exhibition “Timeless Curiosities,” curated by Nilay Dursun and Ümit Mesci will feature Başak Şenova. Borrowing its title from the article written by Şenova for the exhibition catalogue, the talk titled "Digital Culture Re-Visited" focuses on the transformations in this field since the mid-1990s. Having directly witnessed the effects of technological developments on artistic production and the important milestones in the formation of digital culture, Şenova also analyzes the interactions between Türkiye and various other geographies. Conceived as a space of polyphonic commentary with the curators and participants of the exhibition, the talk aims to reveal clues regarding the intellectual ground from which the exhibition developed.

About Başak Şenova:

After completing her bachelor’s degree in English Language and Literature at Hacettepe University, Başak Şenova completed her master’s degree in Graphic Design and her PhD in Art, Design, and Architecture at Bilkent University. Şenova participated in the highly regarded De Appel Curatorial Program, and after teaching at universities in Türkiye, continued her academic studies in Helsinki and Vienna. Between 2020–2022, she was a guest lecturer at the University of Applied Arts Vienna, where she directed the research-oriented educational project "The Octopus Programme." Şenova was awarded by the Austrian Art Fund for her project titled "Atlas (of Creative Mechanisms)" at the same university, where she continues to work as a postdoctoral researcher.