September October November
Online Event

Followed by a talk with Yael Bartana, Galit Eilat and Erden Kosova

Refugees past and present

Yael Bartana will elucidate her motives in producing some of her works dealing with the complexities around identity and the politics of memory. In Tashlikh (Cast Off, 2017), for example, a visual meditation that gathers personal objects linked to horrors of the past and the present, Bartana examined the difficulties of absolving from collective burdens. Another more recent project of her, What If Women Ruled the World (2018) was an experimental performance which combines fictional settings and real life participants, setting up a particular forum for action while exploring possible alternatives to a world dominated by men. 

Yael Bartana’s films, installations and photographs explore the imagery of collective identities and the politics of memory by means of ceremonies, public rituals and social diversions. Her film trilogy And Europe Will Be Stunned, which discusses the relationship between Judaism and Polish identity, was shown at the Polish pavilion of the 2011 Venice Biennale. Bartana has been expanding her work within the cinematic world, presenting projects such as Inferno (2013) True Finn (2014), and Pardes (2015). Bartana's works have been exhibited around the world and are part of collections at museums such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, the Tate Modern in London, and the Centre Pompidou in Paris.

Galit Eilat is an interdependent curator and writer based in Amsterdam. She developed her practice through a variety of platforms and roles as an institute director and editor of books and a magazine. Her current research trajectories are dealing with the Syndrome of the Present and Art under authoritarianism. Eilat is the recipient of Keith Haring Fellowship in Art and Activism, Bard College, 2017-18 and she is the director of Meduza Foundation since 2018.

Erden Kosova is an art critic in Berlin and Istanbul. In 2017 he curated the exhibition "Contemporary Syndromes", which was shown in Thessaloniki, Izmir, Amsterdam and Berlin. In 2019, he was a co-organizer of the Young Curators Academy, which took place at the Maxim Gorki Theater as part of the 4th Berlin Herbst Salon. In 2019 he was also involved in the exhibition of the SIS collective "In the blink of an eye" at the nGbK. Kosova is the editor of the Istanbul online magazine