WHO'S IN TOWN?
LAURA BARLOW

SPACES OF INTENT

SALT GALATA

DECEMBER 9, 2016 19.00

Imanissa 2015 Iman Issa, <i>Heritage Studies #9</i> [Kültür Mirası Çalışmaları], 2015
Pirinç direkler, beyaz boyalı kaideler, vinil metin
Çeşitli boyutlarda, enstalasyon
Sanatçı ve Rodeo (İstanbul & Londra) izniyle
Iman Issa, Heritage Studies #9, 2015
Brass poles, painted white plinths, vinyl text
Installation, dimensions variable
Courtesy the artist and Rodeo, Istanbul and London
SALT Galata, Workshop IV

How are aesthetic, cultural, and pragmatic scientific systems shaping society utilized and performed in artistic practice? In this talk Laura Barlow looks at how cross generational artists–Saloua Rouada Choucair, Hassan Sharif, Iman Issa, Mariana Silva, and Tyler Coburn–observe and challenge standardized rituals and “modernist” tendencies in architecture, public art, and the display of objects, to create new visual languages of complicity or aversion.

The talk will be held in English.


Laura Barlow is Curator at Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha. Her work is focused on artist’s invention of new forms and visual languages in relation to modern and contemporary life across continents. Recent exhibitions at Mathaf include Hassan Sharif: Objects and Files (2016); Red/Red (Aslı Çavuşoğlu, 2015); Saloua Raouda Choucair: The Meaning of One, The Meaning of the Multiple (2015) and Wael Shawky: Crusades and Other Stories (2015). Previously at e-flux, New York between 2010-2014, she curated exhibitions with Mariana Silva & Pedro Neves Marques, Khalil Rabah, Rossella Biscotti, and Hito Steyerl, and was also Managing Editor of Art Agenda Reviews from 2010-2012.
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