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Identifying yourself as Elladitis/a or Turkish

Followed by a talk with Banu Karaca, Viron Erol Vert and Hera Büyüktaşcıyan

Questions of Marginality and the Periphery of the Canon

Artist Talk: Hera Büyüktaşcıyan and Viron Erol Vert

At her presentation, Hera Büyüktaşcıyan will be showing a selection of works related with the notions of aquatic nature of memory in reference to absence, invisibility and visibility within the framework of space and history relationship. Viron Erol Vert will talk about his current work "All Borders are Within Us". With this work as a reference, he will speak on life practices within immigration, cultural identification and social transformation. 

Lecture: Art, Dispossession and the Writing of Post-Ottoman Art Histories

Banu Karacas lecture on ‘​Art, Dispossession and the Writing of Post-Ottoman Art Histories’ discusses ​how nationalism and the politics of dispossession have shaped historical artistic narratives and how, in the process, artworks have been made illegible.  

Panel discussion:

In a panel discussion, the artists/academics will discuss questions on being a minority in Greece and Turkey and also the identification of Elladitis/a and Turkish.

Banu Karaca (PhD) works at the intersection of political anthropology and critical theory, art and aesthetics, nationalism and cultural policy, museums and feminist memory studies. Her recent publications interrogate freedom of expression in the arts, the visualization of gendered memories of war and political violence, and visual literacy. She is currently EUME Fellow at the Forum Transregionale Studien, Berlin. Her ongoing research investigates how dispossessed and “lost” artworks have shaped the writing of Post-Ottoman art histories.

Viron Erol Vert, born in Germany, lives and works between Istanbul and Berlin. He studied Clothing Design at HTW Berlin and the Department for Visual Art at the Royal Academy in Antwerp. Vert graduated from his master class in Fashion Design at the HTW and at the Department for Experimental Surface at the KHB in Berlin with mentionable honor.

Hera Büyüktaşcıyan lebt und arbeitet in Istanbul. Sie studierte an der Marmara Universität, Fakultät für bildende Künste, Abteilung Malerei. Sie benutzt den Begriff der Abwesenheit und Unsichtbarkeit, um eine imaginäre Verbindung zwischen Identität, Erinnerung, Raum und Zeit durch unsichtbare und vergessene Aspekte der Geschichte herzustellen.