Mamut Art Project returns for its eighth edition from 1-5 April 2020 at Küçükçiftlik Park, bringing a pool of undiscovered, emerging and creative talent to Istanbul. Sponsored by Akkök Holding for the last six years, Mamut 2020 has secured the highest number of applications and is set to open their doors to 25 female and 20 male artists. The 45 artists selected to showcase their works will exhibit a wide range of disciplines including photography, installation, collage, illustration, painting, street art, video and three-dimensional works across ceramics and sculpture.
An overarching theme in this year’s edition of Mamut will be the exploration into the global issues in light of the changing world around us. Of the 45 artists selected, over half of these are female, highlighting Mamut’s inclusivity and passion to provide equal opportunities for the next generation of artists whilst helping to bolster female presence in a largely male-dominated industry.
Participating artists will showcase artworks unveiling intimate narratives on identity, gender, ecology, urbanisation, perception of dimension and sound with a personal touch to the social challenges of our times. Visitors will find sculptures that will function as part of their bodies; a book installation that will transform a reading process into a silent melody; a contemporary version of “Macbeth” with a female lead; “Silent Steps” of animals on their journey across the world and many more.
Mamut, which has attracted more than 53,000 visitors over the past three years, provides a platform for aspiring independent artists to present their work to gallerists, curators and new and established collectors as well as a chance to see a strong programme including talks, performances, and activities for children.
Parallel events and more in Mamut 2020
Mamut Art Project will offer parallel events to visitors, providing art lovers an opportunity to experience arts in different ways. The 2020 edition is happy to present the second edition of Mamut Shots, a motivational talk series to be held by creative industry leaders from various fields, aiming to inspire the audience.
In its 5th edition, Mamut Performances program will continue to contribute to the ongoing development of performance art in Turkey by providing a dedicated section for selected performance artists to perform their works live.
In the last 3 years, Mamut has also been focusing on educating kids and introducing many to arts. Mamut Kids section will provide children the chance to participate in interactive, creative, educational and accessible activities focusing on process and experience. Mamut School Tours will provide free guided tours to high school students.
For more information, you can visit www.mamutartproject.com