A performative act by rezzan gümgüm & belit sağ

Collage by Aşkın Ercan, belit sağ, Rezzan Gümgüm

At the invitation of and together with the Büchsenhausen fellow belit sağ, on 8 May 2018 the artist rezzan gümgüm will carry out a performative act entitled Encounters/Karşılaşmalar. The event ist part of belit sağ’s artistic investigation [the–——- work] which focuses on censorship as a current societal condition.

The performance begins at 19.00 at the Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen, Weiherburggasse 13, reaches its main performance venue, the Innsbruck Altstadtbtrücke, at 19.30 and then proceeds to the Kunstpavillon of the Tiroler Künstler*schaft, Rennweg 8a (arrival at 20.00), where it finishes.

The details briefly summarised:
 · 19.00 Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen (Weiherburggasse 13, Innsbruck)
 · 19.30 Innbrücke (Altstadtbrücke Innsbruck)
 · 20.00 Kunstpavillon (Rennweg 8a, Innsbruck)

belit sağ is a videomaker and visual artist living in Amsterdam. She studied mathematics in Ankara and audiovisual arts in Amsterdam. Her video background is rooted in video-activist groups in Ankara and Istanbul, where she co-initiated projects such as karahaber.org (2000-2007) and bak.ma (a growing online audiovisual archive of social movements in Turkey). Her recent video work focuses on ‘the violence of representation’ and ‘representation of violence’. She attended residencies at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam in 2014-2015, and the International Studio and Curatorial Program, New York, in 2016. She has presented her work at museums, galleries, and film festivals worldwide, including MOCA, Taipei; Tütün Deposu, Istanbul; Tabakalera Film Seminar, San Sebastian; Toronto/Rotterdam/San Francisco/New York International Film Fest/International Documentary Film Fest. Amsterdam (IDFA); EYE Filmmuseum, Amsterdam; Documenta14, Kassel; Marabouparken, Stockholm.

Rezzan Gümgüm is a visual artist living and working in Ankara. She studied art education and fine arts at Gazi University and the Macerata Academy of Fine Arts in Italy. Currently she is a PhD candidate at the painting department of the Institute of Fine Arts, Hacettepe University, Ankara. Her research practice is object-based and often takes the form of installations and installations in public space. In her recent works, Gümgüm uses stone and concrete as metaphors that reference eastern traditions and connect them to current political events. Her work has mainly been exhibited in Turkey and Italy.


Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen
Weiherburggasse 13, Innsbruck

Innbrücke (Altstadtbrücke Innsbruck)

Rennweg 8a, Innsbruck