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Events 2010


Searching for Another Country
Lecture with Övül Durmusoglu, Curator of the Annual Exhibiton 2010/11

Can the issue of difference be a more mass-produced item than a Starbucks latte in our times? Interested in how difference-minded thinking can end up in invisible separations, Övül Durmusoglu, who has been working mobile in Europe and Middle East, opened up the background ideas, notions and images of her recent project “Another Country” at IFA (Institute for Foreign Relations). Following the pinpoints of her young curatorial path, the talk also highlighted the changes in contemporary art scene in Turkey.

Övül Durmusoglu (born 1978 in Ankara) is a curator and art critic. She studied Visual Arts in Istanbul and Critical Studies in Malmö and curated many projects, among others in Istanbul, Wien, Bergamo und Malmö. In 2007 Övül Durmusoglu received the Lorenzo Bonaldi-Award for Young Curators. She completed numerous trainees, for example at the Dia Art Foundation in New York, the Istanbul Foundation for Arts and Culture and the Generali Foundation, Vienna. In 2009/10 she was scholarship holder of the “Akademie Schloss Solitude” in Stuttgart and the “Alexander Rave Foundation.”