1976’da kurulan ve kırk yıl boyunca pek çok avangard sergiyi ağırlayan, Türkiye sanat tarihinin ikonik mekânı Maçka Sanat Galerisi, 2016 yılında, kırkıncı yılını kutlamış ve ardından kapanmıştı. Üç yıl sonra Maçka Sanat Galerisi, Galeri Nev tarafından düzenlenen “Bütün Gezegen İçerideydi” sergisi ile kısa süreliğine de olsa, kapılarını yeniden açıyor. MSG, 16. İstanbul Bienali’nin paralel etkinliklerinden biri olan sergiye 11 Eylül - 19 Ekim tarihleri arasında ev sahipliği yapıyor.
Deniz Artun’un küratörlüğünde düzenlenen sergi “Bütün Gezegen İçerideydi”, Bienal’in ekolojik odağından ilham ile, bir gün dünya büsbütün yaşanmaz hale gelecek olursa, öteki dünyalarda nasıl varolabileceğimizi araştırıyor. Sergide, derilerinden sıyrılan, tanıdık bedenlerini geride bırakıp başka bedenlere bürünmeye hazırlanan varlıklarla bambaşka bir evren kuruluyor. Bu evrende insanlar gezegen, gezegenler insan oluyor. Başka bir deyişle, eserler kuracağımız ve yıkacağımız tüm dünyaların içimizde, “içeride” olduğuna işaret ediyor.
Serginin merkezinde Maçka Sanat Galerisi sanatçılarından Candeğer Furtun’un bir triptiği yer alıyor. Bu eser, Galeri Nev’in farklı kuşaktan sanatçıları ile çevreleniyor. Böylece eserler, sanatçılar ve özellikle de iki galeri karşılıklı tarihlerinin mahsus ve ortak yanlarını ortaya koyuyor, birbirini selamlıyor.
The Mahalla Festival will take place in Malta between Nov 17 - 25
Towards the end of 2018 the Mahalla Festival invites local and international artists and initiatives to show concern and contribute artistic positions regarding the international migration moves.
We believe that the topics have to be seen in a global con text, discussing the triggers of migration and the problems of inclusion. The Festival aims to show the potential migration has through strong artistic works.
A Festival of film, literature, contemporary art, debates and several activities combining events that invite local and international participants to mobilize visitors to explore communities under new aspects.
The Festival is located in venues around Valletta, St. Lucija and Zabbar in Malta.
Art Council Malta Vodafone Malta Foundation Frank Salt Real Estate Allianz Kulturstiftung for Europe Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany Valletta Office of the Federal Chancellor of Austria SAHA – Supporting Contemporary Art from Turkey Austrian Honorary Consulate General The Flanders department of cultuur, jeugd, sport and media
In Cooperation with
Sustainable Design Collective Heritage Malta MUZA: National Museum for Art and Community Museum Fortress Builders Studio 87 Utopian Nights Valletta Contemporary African Media Association Malta
Wevideo Mondays Canon by avantech Örebrun kommun BAC
Exhibition in Palazzo Zabbar: An unconverted Palazzo in Zabbar is serving as a venue for site specific interventions. After having been the home of a noble family the Palazzo served as a police station and was partly burned down during the anti-colonial uprisings in the 1958. Some locals still have personal memories. Later the Palazzo served as a depot for one local band-club. Today it is for sale awaiting a new destiny.
Antonio Cosentino (TR), Portable– Leather-Suitcase, Object. Eda Gecikmez (TR), The Memory of the Bird – installation: fabric-mural, drawings and objects. Güneş Terkol (TR), Whispering Tulle, Curtain-Installation. Margerita Pulé (MLT), The Cement Bakery – Installation. Ludivine Thomas (FR/SWE), Pop up installation, Clouds and stones. Benny Andersson (SWE), Carrying memories like stones. Mark Andersson (SWE), Dancing Feet –Sculpture, Paintings. Sara Pace (MLT), Traces of a Sleeping Beauty– Gold-Threads and Spray. Victor Agius (MLT), Ritual Columns. Installation with historical Festa columns. Mathilde Melek An (FR/TR), Golddess-Performance during the opening. Rio Drop, Bathroom, Installation, Objects, Hair-sculptures. Tom van Malderen (BEL/MLT), Tables for the 1%, Utopian Nights Photo Studio – Elise Billiard (MLT/FR), Jeremy Mangion (MLT), Malik Yahia (SD/MLT).
The Memory of the Bird, drawing on linen, 2018
“But if you journey on that narrow Way, Then you will act as they once did and know The miseries they had to undergo. Of all the army that set out, how few Survived the Way; of that great retinue A handful lived until the voyage was done – Of every thousand there remained but one. Of many who set out no trace was found. Some deep within the ocean’s depths were
drowned; Some died on mountain-tops; some died of heat; Some flew too near the sun in their conceit, Their hearts on fire with love – too late they
learned Their folly when their wings and feathers
burned; Some met their death between the lion’s claws, And some were ripped to death by monsters’ jaws; Some died of thirst; some hunger sent insane, Till suicide released them from their pain; Some became weak and could no longer fly (They faltered, fainted, and were left to die); Some paused bewildered and then turned aside To gaze at marvels as if stupefied; Some looked for pleasure’s path and soon
confessed They saw no purpose in the pilgrims’ quest; Not one in every thousand souls arrived – In every hundred thousand one survived”
Excerpt From The Conference of the Birds Farid Ud-Din Attar
white – cheeked Bulbul (Pycnonotus leucotis) has a pale eye ring.It is one of the species affected by the
civil war in Syria.These nightingales
live in the Syrian Deir Ez-Zor region along the Euphrates River.Due to the distorted balance of nature caused
by armed conflicts, these birds flock together in millions with refugees to
Turkey.Since 2013, the Bulbuls are
observed in Birecik, a district of the East Anatolian province in Urfa, it has
been recorded as the national bird inventory of Turkey.
2014, a huge airport project, started being constructed on 7650 hectares in the
Northern Forests of Istanbul.It is the
Third Airport of the city. This is one of the most significant ecological
regions in the world and one of the 100 protected forests in Europe.The area consists of 90% lakes and
forest.Here the birds breed, feed and
it is a hiding habitat for 200 bird species.It is located on the most important bird migration route in the Western
Palearctic region.In Spring and Autumn,
approximately 400,000 storks, about 200,000 raptors and hundreds of thousands
of birds, waterfowl and shore birds use this migration route.The first five species recorded using the
Istanbul Strait are the Black Stork, the Stork, the Buzzard, the Falcon.Moreover, the biggest bird population is the
small Forest Eagle.
Malta is an archipelago island. It is one
of the important places where birds migrate to and from Europe and
Africa. Notwithstanding this, hunting is a cultural tradition of the
island and nearly one million birds used to be killed or captured every
year. Turtle doves and quails
are the most common hunted birds. Several
of these birds are killed not to be eaten but as a form of sport. Especially the fastest flying birds like
swifts, sparrows and swallows. Most of
the time, the corpses of the birds are left where they had fallen. The large and colorful birds such as Marsh
Harriers, Falcons, Golden Orioles, rollers and Flamingos are filled in and sold
to collectors. Another element
threatening migrating birds is trapping.
Singing birds such as Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Siskin,
Hawfinch, Cool and Linnet are caged alive and then sold to so called ‘bird
lovers’. (This information is compiled
from the CABS – Committee Against Birds Slaughter website.)