May 18, 2009Detour and myDetour exhibition in Istanbul: energy for lettera27!
Detour, the Moleskine project dedicated to culture and creativity, and featuring internationally acclaimed artists, architects, film directors, graphic designers, illustrators, and writers, will stop at Santralistanbul
from May 22nd to June 21st 2009. This old Ottoman Empire Power Station has been preserved and transformed in 2007 into an Energy museum and a space for contemporary art. Students from Domus Academy
and Bilgi University
have been involved in myDetour Istanbul.
The halls of the ancient Silahtarağa Power Station will dispay 50 Detour artists'
notebooks, 30 myDetour notebooks designed by the students of Bilgi University and Domus Academy Milan-Rome, and those by the winners of the Berlin edition of myDetour
. Look who has participanted
Between the giant turbines of the power station, lettera27
presents documentation about its activities and in particular WikiAfrica Art
. In this Turkish exhibition, it will be possible to view the notebooks by Bili Bidjocka
, Simon Njami
and Abdoulaye Armin Kane
. Furthermore, the French artist Frédéric Keiff
, has made available some images of his installation "Arbre à Palabres", which was presented in Douala in the Fall 2007 and commissioned by the Cameroonian cultural association Doual'art
supports the idea of the "tree of words" by encouraging a wider access and participation to Wikipedia - a new word-making plant that grows in a new African light.Santralistanbul, Istanbul
May 22 - June 21, 2009
Every day, except Mondays, from 10 am to 8 pm.
Have a look at the opening nightBuzz on linePressimage: courtesy of Santralistanbul Museum