Sea of Marble / Mermer Denizi
Sea of Marble


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5 November — 26 December 2010
Sanat Limanı, Antrepo No:5
Opening: 5 November 2010, 18:00


4 December 2010, 9:30
Sanat Limanı, Antrepo No:5

Ursula Biemann (Zurich) & Shuruq A. M. Harb (Ramallah), TJ Demos (London), John Palmesino (London), Vyjayanthi Rao (New York), Alex Villar (New York), Relli De Vries (Tel Aviv)

xurban_collective: Güven İncirlioğlu (İzmir), Hakan Topal (New York), Mahir Yavuz (Linz) and Atıf Akın (İstanbul)

Project Partners: Helge Mooshammer & Peter Mortenbock (London /Vienna)

Please download the Symposium Booklet for abstracts and biographies.

Schedule: 4 December 2010

Arrivals, Coffee - Tea
10:00 – 10:15
Opening Remarks by Beral Madra,
Visual Arts Director Istanbul 2010 European Capital of Culture Agency
Morning Session
10:20 – 10:40
Sea of Marble: A Navigational Convergence
by Güven İncirlioğlu & Hakan Topal (xurban_collective)
10:40 – 11:00
Shifting Waters by Peter Mörtenböck & Helge Mooshammer (Vienna – London)
11:00 – 12:00
Speculative Seas by Vyjayanthi Rao (New York)
Moderated by Hakan Topal
Coffee Break
12:15 – 13:15
Water as an Existential State by Relli De Vries (Tel Aviv)
Lunch Break

Afternoon Session
14:30 – 15:30
Representing the Unrepresentable by TJ Demos (London)
Moderated by Helge Mooshammer
15:30 – 16:30
Basins of Connectivity by Ursula Biemann (Zurich)
ArtTerritories by Shuruq A.M. Harb (Ramallah)
Moderated by Peter Mörtenböck
Coffee Break
16:45 – 17:45
The Peninsula by John Palmesino (London)
Moderated by Güven İncirlioğlu
17:45 – 18:45
Breathing Understudy by Alex Villar (New York)
Moderated by xurban_collective