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The Life of Others. Repetition and Survival – Akbank Sanat

February 19–April 27, 2013
Akbank Sanat

Akbank Sanat International Curator Competition is intended to provide support for emerging curators, reinforce interest in curatorial practices, and encourage new projects in the field of contemporary art. Akbank Sanat is proud to present the exhibition realized by the winning proposal of Alejandra Labastida at Akbank Art Centre, Istanbul.

The Life of Others. Repetition and Survival
This project brings together the works produced on basis of artistic strategies of appropriation, citation, translation and recreation of historical pieces and events. It follows Deleuze’s concept of repetition, which he deems as the power standing against singularity, as a violation and exception of special qualities covered by Law. In this regard, the project aims to provide new insights into understanding of repetition-based modern art applications. While it is trying to move away from the parameters of the act of appropriation, it is placing these parameters into affirmation of the political status of singularity. This singularity stands against the domesticated paradigm that stipulates equivalency and alterability to another thing.

Artists: Rossella Biscotti, François Bucher, Tania Bruguera, Jeremy Deller, Leticia El Halli Obeid, Jon Mikel Euba, Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard, Mario García Torres, Sanja Iveković, Martin Jenkinson, Magdalena Leite, Jorge Méndez Blake, Fabio Morais, Vicente Razo, Danh Vo, Ming Wong, Artur Zmijewski.

Practical informations
Akbank Sanat
İstiklal Cad. No:8
34435 Beyoğlu, İstanbul
Hours: Tuesday–Saturday 10:30–19:30h


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