Moving Memories

Organized in collaboration between Borusan Contemporary and Contemporary Istanbul Foundation, “Moving Memories” can be visited until August 6th at Cocoon, the art space in Fişekhane building.

If you want to experience the place of technology in our memories, emotions or in the memory of the city, especially through the memory of metropolises with multiple identities such as Istanbul, “Moving Memories” exhibition may be the art event you are looking for. The exhibition, which is curated by Ayça Okay, features sixteen works from Borusan Contemporary Art Collection. These works reflect on issues such as the emotions, memories, socio-cultural background, and harmony of nature with the urban settlement. Beyond, the works have connection between the historical texture and architectural geometry of Fişekhane building.

With photographs and new media selection from Borusan Contemporary Art Collection, the exhibition also witnesses the development of technology that has become a contemporary art material. Indeed, Fişekhane building is crucial place to observe these issues with its historical structure located in towers. The exhibition also offers an interactive experience that art lovers will be a part of exhibition and they can give direction to the work as Ayça Okay said in a statement. Creating your self portrait is one of these interactive experiences.

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Borusan Contemporary has gathered some information that you should know before visiting “Moving Memories”:

  • The exhibition looks at the idioms and memories of the city in 21st century through art of new media and it has a parallel narrative by Italo Calvino in his novel Invisible Cities.
  • Invisible Cities is a novel that Marco Polo tells Emperor Kublai, who was his guest or prisoner, about the cities he visited. These cities are made of a mixture of many building materials, spirit, but mostly dreams.
  • Photographs from Michael Wolf’s “Architecture of Density” series offer an anthropological analysis from Hong Kong, where there are about 7,000 people per kilometer.
  • In Ivan Navarro’s installation of light there is a feeling like the desire to escape into nature from megacities that sometimes become overwhelming and suffocating.