CI Dialogues '14

13 Nov 2014 – 15 Nov 2014

No:10 Mete Cd

Istanbul, Turkey


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"The Other Art. Alternatives. Choices. Options"


CI Dialogues, the fair's talk programme will this year be titled "The Other Art, Alternatives, Choices, Options" and here is how the programme will be examined: "Art is transforming itself and being transformed by all means, everywhere... The new social and political formations and shaped by the globalization and the new technological moves shape art anew. We are facing not only new ways of production but also the new ways of consumption is a matter of fact. The clash between the new and conventional and established institutions of art also opens to novelties. The end of the new is reached every day and the ‘new’ meaning of every concept is already old. The course of the search has always been and still is towards the democratization. The new-to-come is also going to be a matter of democracy. Art in its existing forms and institutions might be now repressive. So art market, actors of art market need a new look as well as museums, galleries, collectors, critics. The other art is at the door. But is in that urgent need of discussion."


13:00 – 14:00

Session 1: Contemporary Art Now and Tomorrow

The present and future of art, its practise and theories will be discussed during this session. Starting from art’s current situation, the developments of the future kill also be reviewed. "How will art survive against the overwhelming pop culture with such powerful visual culture”. The effect of new (information) technologies on art will also be analyzed. Other subjects like, "Art in times of global crisis and wars”, "The future role of art in changing socio-political environments”, "How globalization and the permanent changing world orders would l influence contemporary art will be discussed as well.”

Prof. T. Melih Görgün // Artist, Curator

Emre Zeytinoğlu // Art Writer

Irene Gludowacz, M.A. // Author, Editor, Collector, Contemporary Istanbul Ambassador

Lanfranco Aceti // Professor at Sabancı University, New Media Curator


14:30 – 15.30

Session 2: How to Collect the Future?

This session will focus on the future of collectors and collections in the art world. In times of a heterogeneous and pluralistic art world, with its nearly infinite methods of art production, the act of collecting art was changed dramatically. So, how will we collect the art of tomorrow? How will the increasing number of video art, new media art and web art change the way of collecting and preserving art works? How will e commerce and e-auctions change the market? How will new art destinations in the former periphery of the westernized art scene change the global art map and its market?

İpek Yeğinsu // Galeri X-ist, International and Corporate Relations

Guillaume Levy Lambert // Collector, Founder of The MaGMA Collection
Haro Cümbüşyan // Collector
Niru Ratnam // Director of the START Art Fair and the Global Eye Programme
Roxanna Zarnegar // Senior Vice President of Artnet Auctions and Private Sales

16:00 – 17:00

Session 3: Curating Tomorrow

Curatorial work always changes with the way that art and its context evolves. With new art practices and methods, and with changing parameters within art’s contextual institutions, the issues and the function of the curator change. This session will investigate the future of curatorial practice and the future role of the curator. It will analyze the current state of curatorial work and discuss possible alternatives, strategies in and outside the white cube.



Francesca Gavin // Curator, Soho House

Ian Alden Russell // Independent Curator, Providence, Rhode Island
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Marcus Graf // Faculty Member at Yeditepe University, Curator of Plato Sanat, Program Director of Contemporary Istanbul



17:30 – 18:30

Session 4: “Orası Kamusal Alan”: Personal and Collective Views on Siyah Beyaz’s History

Siyah Beyaz Art Gallery celebrates its 30th anniversary with a book and a documentary.


Project Coordinator: Sera Sade
Author: Evrim Altuğ
Book Design: Aslı Altay
Documentary: Murathan Özbek & Veysel Değertekin
Project Assistant: Senem Çağla Bilgin

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Contemporary Istanbul

Contemporary Istanbul


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