2015 | Caution! Slippery Ground
VitrA Contemporary Architecture Series Presents:
An Exhibition on Architectural Culture
26 March – 31 May | Istanbul Modern Art Museum

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Photo : Sahir Uğur Eren

Don’t worry, it’s not that bad! Yes, the ground is slippery but we know very well how to stand on our feet. It is difficult to say that today’s cultural production takes place on stationary ground, and these dynamic grounds multiply and diversify as the various components of a multitude of actors come together. As you try to remain stationary the ground you tread upon disappears, but this disappearance indicates a diversifying and multiplying condition. We need to confront our unshakeable conviction regarding the stationary cultural ground and see that it does not consist of a single ground, that it multiplies, gets scattered, and breaks down, becoming richer in the process.

The exhibition does not voice a single main idea, instead attempts to represent a fragmented structure; as a consequence, the stations created on surfaces and dispersed throughout the venue bear the answers given by the participants of the exhibition to the conceptual framework of the exhibition. This field of experience offers the visitor a perspective on architectural culture as it exposes the inherent problematics. The exhibition seeks answers to questions such as, “How do architects position themselves in today’s cultural world?”, “How do architects become part of cultural production?”, “How can the introverted state regarding architecture and architects be overcome?”, and “What are the different ways of making architecture?”
— Yelta Köm

CURATOR : Yelta Köm


EXHIBITION TEAM : Damjan Jovanovic, DEPURati, Epitome {collaborative network} (Cemal Koray Bingöl, Deniz Tümerdem, Gamze Gündüz, Metin Şahin), Günce Eşingen & Gökhan Kınayoğlu, H. Cenk Dereli, Hayrettin Günç, vgpd (Demetra Vogiatzaki, Néféli Papadimouli)

GRAPHIC DESIGN : Fatih Sevimlikurt

EXHIBITION DESIGN : KOTUstudio (Erdem Tüzün, Yelta Köm)



Photo : Sahir Uğur Eren
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