As part of the public programing for 5533’s institutional residency and exhibition Under the Radar, artist Fatma Bucak and curator Isin Önol are enacting and orchestrating the Sen ve Ben 5533 Project (You and I 5533 Project), conceived by artists Merve Ünsal and Nancy Atakan, and first executed last year in Istanbul. The project brings together individuals to realize projects, collaborations, or events that promote sharing, interaction, discussion and dialogue. Bucak and Önol will focus the strands of their research which overlap, particularly art for freedom during times of political turmoil and how collective memory is shaped by contemporary authoritarianism.
Burak Arıkan will also present his work Islam, Republic, Neoliberalism (2012) which is currently exhibited in Under the Radar: 5533 at ISCP.
Burak Arıkan is a New York and Istanbul based artist working with complex networks. He takes social, economic, and political issues as input and runs them through custom abstract machinery, which generates network maps and algorithmic interfaces, results in performances, and procreates predictions to render inherent power relationships visible and discussable. Arikan has presented his work internationally at institutions including Museum of Modern Art, New York; Venice Architecture Biennale; São Paulo Biennial; Istanbul Biennial; Berlin Biennial; Sharjah Biennial; Marrakech Biennial; Ashkal Alwan; Ars Electronica; Neuberger Museum of Art; KW Institute for Contemporary Art; Kunstmuseum Bochum; Asia Art Archive and Borusan Contemporary.
Fatma Bucak lives and works in London, and is currently an ISCP resident. She investigates the fragility, tension and irreversibility of history and the power of testimony and memory in her practice, often questioning traditional forms of history-making as well as cultural and gender norms. Solo exhibitions include Merz Foundation, Torino; GAM Palermo (both 2018); Brown University David Winton Bell Gallery, Boston; Pori Art Museum, Finland (both 2016); Artpace, San Antonio (2015); Castello di Rivoli, Museum of Contemporary Art, Torino (2014) and ARTER, Istanbul (2013). Major group exhibitions include GIBCA 2017 – Goteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art; Mophradat, Brussels; Beirut Art Center; Jewish Museum, New York; International Festival of Non- Fiction Film, MoMA, New York; Bloomberg New Contemporaries 13, ICA, London, Spike Island, Bristol and the 54th Venice Biennale.
Isin Önol lives and works in New York. She has produced a number of exhibitions in the United States, Austria, and Turkey as an independent curator since 2009. Before that, she led the Elgiz Museum of Contemporary Art in Istanbul as its director and curator. She is an an adjunct professor and guest critic at Montclair State University. As a guest lecturer and critic she has presented her work at New York University, Parsons, the School of Visual Arts, Transart Institute and Columbia University in New York, as well as other respected visual art programs in Austria and Turkey. She is a member of the Center for the Study of Social Difference at Columbia University and is currently a member of the board of directors at the Roberto Cimetta Fund.
This program is supported, in part, by Greenwich Collection Ltd., Hartfield Foundation, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council, New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, Pera Soho, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF).