The conference examines artistic production in Turkey from 1960 to today from two perspectives: on the one hand, the artistic confrontation with Turkey’s changing history throughout the 20th century will be analyzed; on the other hand, the international integration of Turkish artists will be discussed. The link between these two perspectives is the history of migration understood as a) a part of the national history of the 20th century and b) as the relationship of contact and exchange with artists and institutions in Western Europe and especially in Germany.
This double perspective will shed new light on contemporary art
production in Turkey, as well as on the way to or from Turkey, as part
of a cross-border art history. Therefore, the title of the conference
”Re-orientation” is not only related to the positioning of contemporary
artists within the national and transnational history(ies), but can also
refer to the perception and reception of art production in Turkey.
For further Information and the program see here: Flyer_Re-Orientation