Provocative Design and Antagonistic Public Space
Public Dialog: Krzysztof Wodiczko and Ahmet Öğüt
Moderators: Eva Franch (Director of Storefront for Art and Architecture) and Pelin Tan (Adhocracy Associate Curator)
Public Dialogue: 20 October 2012, 16.00 – 18.00
Galata Private Rum School
The public conversation will be about the notion of intervention in public space and the difficulties, failures, outcomes, prejudices of the communities, fears in public space. Wodiczko, who is a prominent figure in the history of art in terms of public intervention in context of urgent social – political issues since the 1980s. His art and design practices did influence several disciplines and fields that sprawl from urbanism to architecture. Öğüt in his practice is involved with several levels of public engagements and interventions in both research based and conceptual, abstract levels. Coming from a diverse generation and geographies, both internationally renowned artists will get into dialog, conversation with examples of some their projects.