ABOUT OPEN SPACE CONTEMPORARY

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.

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.

In tandem with other creatives and arts professionals such as artists, curators, writers, designers, architects and thinkers Open Space invites and encourages a peer driven dialogue. Contributors are invited to participate on the blog and for regional and international events.

WHO

Open Space Contemporary, is founded by Istanbul & London based independent curator and art collector Huma Kabakcı who serves as its founding director.

The blog will feature research and rotating editorial on a bi-month basis, whereas events will be staggered on a monthly and quarterly basis. The themes of the editorial content published in the blog consist of diaspora, nostalgia, displacement, identity, art and conflict regionally and internationally.

COLLABORATORS

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BLOCK UNIVERSE

IKSV

LimeWharf

OSTHAUS MUSEUM HAGEN

OPEN DIALOGUE ISTANBUL

SALT

THE ART DEPARTMENT