2009 - Istanbul: book launch Here as the Centre of the World at Suma and at the Dutch Consulate
On Sunday September 13, at 17 pm, you are most welcome to attend the public launch of the book Here as the Centre of the World, kindly hosted by SUMA, Contemporary Art Center, Yanikkapi Sokak No.3 Kat.2 Karaköy 35005, Istanbul.
Here as the Centre of the World was a transnational artistic research project that took place in six cities worldwide. It was initiated by the DAI and was curated by Lucy Cotter, Gabriëlle Schleijpen and Alite Thijsen.
The book takes the project as a departure point for further reflection by artists, writers, theorists and cultural producers.The book features a rich array of visual material arising from a series of collaborations between artists from Beirut, Damascus, Diyarbakir, Enschede, Khartoum and Taipei. With texts by Lilet Breddels, Lucy Cotter, Tony Chakar, Pascale Feghali, Rana Hamadeh, Ozkan Gölpinar, John Heymans, Erwin Jans, Khaled Khalifa, Bechara Malkoun, Rania Mamoun, Susannah Mira, Kawa Nemir, Alite Thijsen, Jerlian Tsao, Emily Williams, and Rajagopalan Radhakrishnan.
Here as the Centre of the World was published by Archis, designed by Marco Balesteros / Werkplaats Typografie and kindly supported by the Mondriaan Foundation and the Municipality of Enschede.
Several artists and writers will be present at the launch.