ID / Identities | Istanbul (Turkey)
Openings: November 22 – 23, 2012
ID / Identities, an International Art Festival of Photography, Video Art, Computer Graphics, Installation and Performing Art, will be held in the city of Istanbul. The Koza Visual Culture and Arts Association and the Avantgarde Hotel, the venues of the event, will open their doors on Thursday 22 and Friday 23 of November, until Sunday 23 of December. Ninety-eight artists, from different countries, have been selected to be part of this project.
The selections have been based on the main concept of “Identities” and on all its reflections on cities, bodies, society and cultures, mixing borders between them. Every day we deal with a multitude of different identities and roles: we face public life creating and adapting our social identities; our body and aesthetic tastes modify and are modified by our physical and sexual identities; our whole being evolves as well as contemporary cultures and modern cities do. People, environments, societies, progress and all their inputs shape and regenerate our individualities; they shift and overlap with ourselves creating a new stimulating world.
“One person could be considered the little´s town roast or the last ant of a megalopolis, and also feel his own identity as full how the legitimate heir of an ancient monarchy fells his own identity. The identity starts in oneself: honesty gives valour to anybody that never contravened men’s & women’s laws because don´t exist any disruption in the intrinsic value how a human person. While an individual man is complete, all is possible. It´s true that arriving at the sources of material richness has a big influence on where you have been born, in what family, or what´s your country, but always exist the possibility of strengthening the own identity because identities habit in oneself and all personal circumstances are changeable. And are more changeable when everyone likes the change. To be a complete person, all is important: the own life experiences, genetics, and the place where everyone was born. Every person can grow up, also who´s have an “afraid heritage” (that kind of heritage helps to don´t repeat errors and to look for clear goals): the best wines have more varieties distinguished by their fragrances, which could be sweet and very penetrating nuances. The best seeds give the most beautiful flowers when growing on the best land, in a place where rain is enough, and the sun has beaten the optimal quantity, without burning the flower. We change the sun for ourselves, the land for the place where we feel self-realized, and the water for our own life experiences… and we´ll have a complete human identity”. Ramuntcho Robles Quevedo & Marta Stella, 2012
After the event, our organization in collaboration with the curators, will select the winning artists of 1 Solo Exhibition in Venice, held in one of our exclusive venues between San Marco Square and the Arsenale or near the Ponte di Rialto on the Canal Grande; 1 year of participation to International Art Festivals organized by International ArtExpo and 1 week of luxury accommodation in an exclusive art residence in Italy.
organizer: International ArtExpo
curators: Ramuntcho Robles Quevedo & Marta Stella (Spain)
. Koza Visual Culture and Arts Association, Istiklal Str. No: 116 Danisman Gecidi Han Cikmazi Str. No: 1 F:3, Beyoglu, Istanbul
. Avantgarde Hotel, Büyükdere Cad. 161, Zincirlikuyu-Levent, Istanbul
.November 22 – December 02, 2012 | 10 am – 7 pm at Koza Visual Culture and Arts Association, Istanbul
.November 23 – December 23, 2012 | 10 am – 7 pm at Avantgarde Hotel, Istanbul
. November 22, 2012 at 6 pm at Koza Visual Culture and Arts Association, Istanbul
. November 23, 2012 at 6 pm at Avantgarde Hotel, Istanbul
. a Solo Exhibition in Venice
. 1 Year of participation to International Art Festivals organized by International ArtExpo
. 1 Week of luxury accommodation in an exclusive Art Residence in Italy
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