Iaspis in Istanbul: Malin Arnell + KOEFF, Carl Palm, Hinrich Sachs, Studio SM and Oni Ayhun + Mar Ritt
Disclosure – exhibition as discourse as disco: Malin Arnell + KOEFF, Carl Palm, Hinrich Sachs, Studio SM and Oni Ayhun + Mar Ritt
12th Istanbul biennial parallel event
Saturday, 17 September
Dogzstar, Kartal Sokak No:3, Kat:3 Galatasaray, ISTANBUL
Disclosure – exhibition as discourse as disco is a four-hour exhibition unfolding in a nightclub as evening turns into night. Setting out to simultaneously construct and deconstruct an exhibition situation, the site of the nightclub is used as an inverted mirror image of the white cube. The participating artists—Malin Arnell + KOEFF, Carl Palm, Hinrich Sachs, Studio SM and Oni Ayhun + Mar Ritt—contribute with works that address the question of the desire to make public through exhibiting, each using language, objects, movement, graphics or sound to interact with the choreography and politics of the situation. The dramaturgy of the evening moves from a reflection on the standardization of desire production through globalised formats for cultural expression such as international life-style magazines, nightclubs and contemporary art biennials, to more dissonant acts of exhibitionist disclosure.
That We Know (1994–) manifests itself in this context as a public conversation in which Hinrich Sachs, Eda Čufer and Monika Szewczyk focus on the editorial format as a cultural product.
Untitled (Just Because Everything Is Different Does Not Mean Anything Has Changed) by Malin Arnell: a performance in collaboration with noise musician KOEFF and invited guests exploring the political and aesthetical transformative potential residing in a togetherness based on shared identifications.
Oni Ayhun in collaboration with Mar Ritt: disturbed dance music combined with drone stories without a beat taking us on a journey through multiple settings and scenes.
Ongoing: (literally) / (1790 mirror) ball / a mesopelagic (slide show) & black sea water colour by Carl Palm: decorating decor while hazardously foregrounding a plasticity of the unexplainable, a chemically auto-destructive mirrorball and “heated to hover” artificial smoke might have been inserted into the situation.
Graphic design and serial misrepresentations by Studio SM.
At midnight the spell will be broken and the nightclub shall return to its original self.
Curator: Lisa Rosendahl, Iaspis
Untitled (Just Because Everything Is Different Does Not Mean Anything Has Changed) by Malin Arnell is produced with support from MSGSU Modern Dans ASD (MSFAU Modern Dance Dept) in Istanbul.
That we Know by Hinrich Sachs is produced in collaboration with Marres Centre for Contemporary Culture in Maastricht.
Iaspis is also supporting Alexander Gutke, Runo Lagomarsino and Meriç Algün Ringborg as part of the 12th Istanbul Biennial.
Iaspis is the Swedish Arts Grants Committee’s international programme for practitioners in the areas of visual art, design, craft and architecture. Our mission is to enable artists in Sweden to develop artistically as well as expanding their international viewpoint by establishing international contacts between individual practitioners and institutions. Iaspis has a residency programme and a public programme of lectures, seminars and exhibitions both in Sweden and abroad.