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Exhibitions and online project initiated and organized
by Sencer Vardarman
Istanbul off spaces 2009
Legal Tender 2007
berlinerpool since 2005
mondaynews since 2008
Istanbul off spaces
Istanbul-Off-Spaces exhibition and event in Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien
is meant to draw attention to a phenomenon that has arisen in recent
years: the increasing number and growing influence of project groups
and independent non-commercial art spaces in Istanbul.
In Istanbul, art project spaces act as important locations for social
discourse and discussions about civil society. As a result of increasing
internationalization, but also as a consequence of growing independence
and burgeoning self-awareness, locations, publishers, magazines
and players in the field of contemporary visual arts have established
themselves as outstanding elements of social and political discourse
The activities in Berlin are aimed at initiating a dialogue between
these projects and their protagonists offering a presentation platform
Stéphane Bauer and Sencer Vardarman
Experimental exhibition with 6 invited
curators by an artist.
The curators have chosen artworks from archive of berlinerpool,
based on which they devised a concept for the same exhibition space.
The chosen works are not shown in original, but were marked as outlines
on the walls and on the ground with a different colour for each
curator and signed with work titles. So that a spacious, multilayered
drawing, covering walls and floor, is the result but the exhibition
drafts were still to be recognized.
From September 5th until October 27th , 2007, Kasa Galeri-Istanbul
presents the exhibition Legal Tender organised by Sencer Vardarman,
happening alongside the 10th International Istanbul Biennial.
With this group exhibition the young Berlin-based artist focuses
on the former function of the location as a bank and teams up with
Rey Akdogan, Mario Asef, Fulya Çetin and Tobias Laukemper
to trace the many meanings of the term Legal Tender.
Legal Tender is (per definition) payment that by law cannot be refused
in settlement of a debt denominated in the same currency. Legal
Tender is a status, which may be conferred on certain examples of
money, which may depend on circumstances including the amount of
money. The term Legal Tender does not refer to money itself. Legal
Tender is a concept that is frequently misunderstood, which is often
a result of differing legal definitions in different jurisdictions.
The artists take the task and display their projects allotted in
the three main spaces of the Gallery:
International information and communication platform for artists,
curators, project spaces and other art professionals.
Founded by Sencer Vardarman in 2005.
Online art news platform developed
for the needs of artists, curators, project spaces and art lovers.
Founded by Sencer Vardarman in 2004 as a newsletter.
mondaynews has been part of berlinerpool until 2008.