Mosque Tales by Ardan Özmenoğlu, Dimension variable

Mosque Tales by Ardan Özmenoğlu, Dimension variable



Initiated by Huma Kabakcı Open Space Contemporary is an international contemporary art project that looks into promoting cross-cultural dialogue between artists, curators and art practitioners internationally. The first edition took place in London in September 2014 with the exhibition titled “City Senses” in collaboration with curator Aisha Stoby and artists Ardan Özmenoğlu & Radhika Khimji. This particular nomadic project space aims to create recognition, present artists and curators coming from diverse cultural backgrounds, experiences and artistic practices.

The project was initially founded as Open Space Istanbul, later the name was changed to Open Space Contemporary in 2016. By calling itself ‘open,’ Open Space Contemporary aims to explore various art media through talks, performances, moving images, screenings and dialogues. One of the key objectives of the project is to further the curatorial and artistic discourse and open up to other exhibitions and symposiums. Open Dialogue Istanbul Initiated by Billur Tansel, is a collaborating project that focuses on educational programmes, talks and dialogues.


Open Space Contemporary – Recent Exhibitions and Events

Art Transfer: An Art Bus

Artists: To Be Confirmed Curated by: Huma Kabakcı, Simge Burhanoğlu Organised by: Open Space Contemporary & Performistanbul Date: 5-12 November 2016 “There seems something more spekingly incomprehensible in the powers, the failures, the inequalities of [...]

All Fun And Games Until Someone Gets Burnt

Ahmet Civelek, Untitled (2 Orange Spoons), 2016, 7.5x47.5cm, Powder Coated Stainless Steel Spoons, Spray Paint, Oil Paint Marker, Magnets, Resin and Marble Manhattan Loft Gallery | 65 Hopton St, SE1 9JL, London 30 September - 13 [...]

Forever: Possible Immortalities

An exhibition by Bora Akıncıtürk Curated by Huma Kabakcı “It is not machines that have created capitalism, but capitalism that creates machines, and that is constantly introducing breaks and cleavages through which it [...]

Genco Gülan and Aslı Dinç

  Following the exhibitions in London, the international art project Open Space Istanbul, which aims to bring together the artists, curators and art professionals, launches in Turkey with Genco Gülan and Aslı Dinç. [...]

A Conference: Salty Thoughts

Part of SALTWATER: A THEORY OF THOUGHT FORMS as a part of the 14th Istanbul Biennial Press Release Date: 14th of September 2015 Location: Cezayir, Firuzağa Mahallesi, Hayriye Cd. No:12, İstanbul Time: 18:00-20:00 [...]

City Senses

Details Blackall Studios, 73a Leonard Street, London EC2A 4QS, UK Preview: 9 September 7pm-9pm Open: 10-14 September 2014, 11 am- 6 pm daily. Free admission. Website: Facebook: Open Space Istanbul Twitter: @Open_Space [...]


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