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BORDERLINE by Nevin Aladağ / Art Space Pythagorion July 20th – October 10th 2014

Art Space Pythagorion presents a solo show by artist Nevin Aladağ.
Titled Borderline, the exhibition will focus on the island‘s particular location, only eight hundred meters away from Turkish mainland, on the border between Europe and Asia. Through a set of video works, sound pieces and spatial interventions, temporalities such as borders and border transgressing, cultural identity and the notion of home, “proximity” and “distance” – which are anyway pertinent in Aladağ’s work – will be re-visited and discussed anew.
Nevin Aladağ was born in Van, Turkey in 1972 and studied sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich and lives and works in Berlin since 2002. Her works have been widely shown internationally, in various solo- and group exhibitions at institutions including Sharjah Biennial, Kunsthalle Basel, MOT-Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo; Haus der Kunst, Munich; Hayward Gallery, London; The XIV. Biennale Internationale di Scultura, Carrara; The 11th Istanbul Biennial; The 8th Taipei Biennial, Taiwan; Kunsthaus Zürich, Switzerland; Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel; Mathildenhöhe, Darmstadt; ARTER Vehbi Koc Foundation Istanbul and Museo Tamayo in Mexico City among others.
Dr. Andrea Lukas will be responsible for the artistic direction.
Marina Fokidis will curate the exhibition.
Art Space Pythagorion is an initiative of the Munich-based Schwarz Foundation.
Official opening
The official opening will be held in the presence of the artist on August 4, 2014 at 8 pm. After a prologue by the american poet and critic Quinn Latimer the reception will be opened.
Panel discussion: Wednesday, August 6, 8 pm
The panel participants are:
Prof. Ayhan Aktar, Istanbul Bilgi University, Institute of Social Sciences
Chus Martinez, Head of the Institute of Art, FHNW Academy of Arts and Design, University of Applied Sciences, Basel, Switzerland
Ingo Niermann, author, philosopher and artist, Berlin
Başak Doğa Temür, Assistant Exhibitions Director, Curator, ARTER, Istanbul
Adnan Yildiz, Artistic Director of Künstlerhaus Stuttgart
The discussion will be moderated by the curator of the exhibition, Marina Fokidis, Director of Kunsthalle Athena.

All events will take place in the Art Space Pythagorion, in the harbour of Pythagorion, Samos.
The official opening and the panel discussion will be accessible to the public.
Opening hours
Daily from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. – 12 p.m.
Admission: € 2
Students and the unemployed are admitted free. All proceeds go to the cultural association “Irini” in the village of Chora on Samos. Children,.
Groups of over ten persons or those desiring a guide may contact us at: or by telephone: +30 22730-62169
The exhibition is wheelchair-accessible.

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