Event- Marking a shift - Nancy Atakan and Maria Andersson

Event type: 
18 Oct 2017

Marking a shift
Nancy Atakan and Maria Andersson
18 October 2017, 6-9pm

Welcome to a one night open studio exhibition at NKF Guest studio with collaborative work in progress; books, video, textile works and recorded performances presented through a choreographed artist led tour
Nancy Atakan (US/Turkey) and Maria Andersson (Sweden) started collaborating with collective research in 2012 when they discovered their shared interests in cultural transliteration and transcultural exchange. Their joint and individual research about Swedish Ling gymnastics as a modernist project in Sweden and Turkey has led to a series of separate works by each artist using their own modes of production. During Nancy Atakan’s residency at The Nordic Guest Studio they are continuing their collaboration and preparing an up-coming exhibition. 

Marking a shift looks for traces of past cultural exchange. It uses methods of serendipity while bringing the past to the present and anticipates the future through contextualized forms of collaboration.

Supported by The Swedish Arts Grants Committee.

Marking a shift
Nancy Atakan and Maria Andersson
18 oktober 2017, kl 18-21

Välkommen till en utställning i NKFs ateljé som under en kväll visar work in progress: böcker, videoverk, textila arbeten och dokumenterade performanceverk - presenterat genom en koreograferad konstnärsledd visning.
Nancy Atakan (USA/Turkiet) och Maria Andersson (Sverige) började samarbeta med kollektiv research 2012 efter att de upptäckt ett gemensamt intresse för kollektiv research och transkulturella utbyten. Deras gemensamma och individuella research om svensk Linggymnastik som ett modernistiskt projekt i Sverige och Turkiet har lett till en serie separata arbeten där konstnärerna använt sina olika arbetsmetoder och uttryck. Under Nancy Atakans residency på NKF fortsätter de sitt samarbete och förbereder en kommande utställning. 

Marking a shift söker efter spår efter tidigare kulturella utbyten. Med  serendipitet som metod
förs dåtid till nutid och föreställer sig en framtid genom kontextbaserade samarbetsformer.   

Med stöd av Konstnärsnämnden.

The American born Istanbul based artist, teacher, art historian and art critic, Nancy Atakan, has been an active figure in the Istanbul arts scene since 1969. Originally a painter, in the early 1990's she switched to a multimedia approach encompassing photography, installation, text, digital printing, neon and video. Believing that the art arena is a place where individuals can experiment to develop alternative ways to live and interact with each other, in 2007 she co-founded with artist Volkan Aslan, a non-profit artist initiative and project space called 5533. Sustaining this idealistic viewpoint, her practice involves experimentation, research, collaboration, and dialogue. In her work, she often incorporates autobiographical materials, references to the history and culture of Istanbul as well as gender politics, globalization, language and femininity related concepts. She has been a Pi Artworks artist since 2009. www.nancyatakan.com

Nancy Atakan, b. 1946. Her exhibitions include A Community of Lines (solo), Pi Artworks Istanbul, Turkey (2017), A Room of Our Own, Ark Kültür, Istanbul, Turkey (2017); Triebsand Online Exhibition Space, Volume #2, Zurich, Switzerland (2017); Unfold, Arte, Ankara, Turkey (2017); Whose Art History, Uniq Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey (2017); Letter from Istanbul, Pi Artworks London, UK (2017); Sporting Chances (solo), Pi Artworks London, UK (2016); Places of Memory-Fields of Vision, Contemporary Art Center, Thessaloniki, Greece (2012); Dream and Reality-Modern and Contemporary Women Artists from Turkey, Istanbul Modern, Turkey (2011) and Istanbul Next Wave, Akademie der Kunst, Berlin, Germany (2010).

Maria Andersson (b.1978) is an artist based in Stockholm. Her process based practice deals primarily with aspects of spatial organization and the shaping of a society. She works mainly with video and text, but also with public interventions, performance and spatial installations. She holds a BA from Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design in London and an MFA from Konstfack in Stockholm. She has previously exhibited at the Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool; Mains d’Œuvres, Paris; SALT Beyoğlu, Istanbul; Italian Cultural Institute, Stockholm; Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm; and Botkyrka Konsthall, Tumba. Maria has also been involved in several self-organized initiatives and collaborative projects such as Slakthusateljéerna, Ett rum med utsikt/A Room With A View, AIR Drop and STAD.