Press Release - YOUNG / FRESH / DIFFERENT - II

24/06/2011 - 16/07/2011


Jury members: Başak Şenova, Stephan Ackermann, Yane Çalovski

The idea to stage "In Slashes Between, Formless / Normless / Homeless" under Young Fresh Different was a result of an ongoing discussion on how to support and help the development of the younger generation Turkish artists and curators that for the most part are unaffiliated and underexposed in the contemporary art scene. The public call met with incredible interest and enthusiasm by artists and emerging curators, who were invited to apply for an oppurtunity to curate the ultimate selection made by the jury. It should be mentioned that this opportunity extended to emerging curators and was the first such open call in Turkey and thus, an unprecedented in the context of contemporary art in the country.

Over two days of deliberations and a short list of 30 artists out of 358 applications, the jury ultimately selected 17 artists' works for the exhibition.

The selection of Selin Turam as the curator of the exhibition was made with great enthusiasm. Her original observations have clearly transformed this opportunity into an exhibition with its own critical merit and urgency. We are certain that everyone involved in these two exhibitions has been inspired by this opportunity and will see it as a recognition of contemporary artists and curatorial talent that will continue to inspire the development of contemporary artistic and curatorial practice in Turkey.

Başak Şenova - Yane Çalovksi 



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