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Public Program
Panel Discussion Series

In conjunction with the exhibition
Apricots from Damascus
organized by Atıf Akın and Dilek Winchester

Wednesday, January 6, 2016
in SALT Galata's Auditorium
Istanbul, Turkey

schedule below

Participating speakers:

Atıf Akın
Marwa Arsanios
Khaled Barakeh
Sezgin Boynik
Hera Büyüktaşcıyan

Ergin Çavuşoğlu
Nadia Christidi
Fehras Publishing Practices
Minna Henriksson
Güven İncirlioğlu (The Pope)

Banu Karaca
Pınar Öğrenci
Aras Özgün
Steven Rand
Dilek Winchester

In the scope of Apricots from Damascus, an apexart Franchise Exhibition in collaboration with SALT, the organizers and editors of the project will discuss the production and concept of their zines, along with their representation in the exhibition.

The panel discussion will be held in English with simultaneous translation to Turkish and Arabic.

Apricots from Damascus is a publication and exhibition project about art in a state of mobility and exile, with a specific focus on İstanbul and current artist communities. Artists and designers create print-on-demand zines to guide newly-exiled artist communities through thinking about cultural integration as it relates to place and people alike. The zines are distributed publicly from November 2015 through February 2016, and an exhibition documenting the project opens at SALT Galata, is on view through February 21, 2016. The exhibition gathers the artists and writers who have been approached to each edit an issue of the zine, along with accompanying artworks or references. The hope is that by integrating the exhibition into the active areas of the building, exiled or settled artists in Istanbul can find spaces to commune together.


Opening remarks
Steven Rand (apexart)

Dilek Winchester and Atıf Akın
(Organizers of Apricots from Damascus)
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Session I
Moderator: Dilek Winchester
Speakers: Hera Büyüktaşçıyan, Banu Karaca, Marwa Arsanios, and Ergin Çavuşoğlu

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Session II
Moderator: Atıf Akın
Speakers: Nadia Al Issa, Fehras Publishing Practices, Khaled Barakeh, and Pınar Öğrenci
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Session III
Moderator: Güven İncirlioğlu
Speakers: Sezgin Boynik, Minna Henriksson, and Aras Özgün
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Closing remarks
Dilek Winchester and Atıf Akın
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Please join us for this apexart event.

apexart's exhibitions and and public programs are supported in part by the Affirmation Arts Fund, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Edith C. Blum Foundation, Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, The Greenwich Collection Ltd., Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, and with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts.

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