Openness, mobility and documentation where three aspects we wanted to
emphasise in connection to Lådan / the mobile box travelling to Istanbul.
Between 5-14th of September we explored the streets of Istanbul.
We experienced the biennial, artist-run galleries, strange bars and friendly
people. It all ended up with a program of two days including nine artists whereof
five from Istanbul and four from Sweden doing interventions in the public space.
Important to us was the accidental and spontaneous discussions that emerge
between participants, pedestrians, shop owners and regular onlooker when
entering the streets. Not less noteworthy was the relationship and the bond
created between the artists.
Participating artists; Bulent Cinar, Alciray Kiryaman, Lina Persson, Ömer Yavuz, Özay Emert, Mari Lagerquist, Goran Hassanpour, Evrim Kavcar, Cigdem Kaya.
We also had time exploring the works of Istanbul Biennial and an occational
bar - or two.
a brief visit to the Swedish Consulat