9 – 26 March solo exhibit: “Anyone sitting?” at Manzara-Perspectives, Istanbul

Below is the release of my exhibition.
Turkish and German below.

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Manzara Perspectives is happy to present as last exhibition:

Selin Kocagöncü: Anyone sitting?

9 March — 26 March 2011

Opening: 9 March, 7.30pm

Opening performance 8pm
“Teacher’s Dilemma”
Drinking game (Bring your own beer.)

Manzara Perspectives, Tatar Beyi Sokak 27, Kuledibi, Beyoğlu, İstanbul

Communication in the sense of mutual understanding is an illusion and it always fails. The world is full of misunderstandings. I say A and you understand B or, at the end, you understand nothing. When I’m nice, you impute lower tho­ughts and react in such a way that I do not understand the world anymore. So, let’s be direct now. Somehow this does not work neither. We have been talking at cross-purposes and that’s exactly the point that no one wants to admit. If this is getting personal now, that is beca­use we are caught between several stools.

Selin Kocagöncü cre­ates subtle unusual situ­ati­ons utilizing everyday communication such as notices and the internet. Her works are conce­ived and structured similar to games that would be based on communication as social action specific to situ­ati­ons that involve strangers, random passers-by or visitors of an exhibition opening. Thus, the results of her interventi­ons are uncertain and unpredictable.

Click to view the back of the invitation for Anyone sitting? in a new tab

On view are:
The Best Idea, Facebook page, 2011
Snapshots, small-scale drawings, 2005-2010
SK Vending Machine: Belgrade, event (documentation), 2008
Road Drawing 1, wall drawing, 2011
Please take one., campaign (documentation blog), 2011
stupid, video, 2008
Teacher’s Dilemma, drinking game, 2011
 

I should be able to post the photos here as soon as I can, but in case that does not happen for a while, please view these Facebook albums: Anyone sitting? opening and Teacher’s Dilemma (+opening contd.)

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Manzara-Perspectives son sergisi olarak gururla sunar:

Selin Kocagöncü: Oturan var mı?

9 Mart — 26 Mart 2011

Açılış: 9 Mart 2011, saat 19.30

Açılış performansı saat 20.00
“Öğretmenin İkilemi”
İçki oyunu (Kendi içkini kendin getir.)

Manzara Perspectives, Tatar Beyi Sokak 27, Kuledibi, Beyoğlu, İstanbul

Birbirini anlama olarak iletişim bir yanılsamadır ve her zaman başarısızlığa uğrar. Dünya yanlış anlaşmalarla doludur. Ben A dediğimde, sen ya B anlarsın, ya da sonunda hiç bir şey anlamazsın. Ben iyi niyetli konuştuğumda, sen tersinden anlar ve öyle bir tepki verirsin ki, ben dünyayı anlayamamaya başlarım. O zaman biraz dolaysız konuşalım. Bir şekilde bu da işlemez. Aslında birbirimizi anlamadan iletişim kurmaktayız; ve bu, tarafların itiraf edemediği bir noktadır. Eğer bu noktada meseleler kişiselleşiyorsa, bunun nedeni, maruz kalınan durumun, birçok seçeneğe yaklaştığı halde, hiçbir sosyal duruma tam oturmamasıdır.

Selin Kocagöncü, ilanlar veya internet gibi gündelik iletişim mecralarını kullanarak, incelikli ve alışılmadık durumlar yaratır. Yapıtları, oyuna benzer yapılarda kurgulanmıştır. Duruma-özel sosyal eylemler üzerine temellenen yapıtlar, sıklıkla yabancılar, sokaktan geçenler veya sergi açılışındaki ziyaretçileri içlerine dahil eder. Bu nedenle, müdahalelerinin sonuçları belirsiz ve öngörülemezdir.

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Manzara Perspectives präsenti­ert als letzte Ausstellung:

Selin Kocagöncü: Sitzt da jemand?

9. März — 26. März 2011

Eröffnung 9. März um 19.30 Uhr

Eröffnungsperformance um 20.00 Uhr
“Teacher’s Dilemma”
Ein Trinkspiel (Bringt eigene Getränke)

Manzara Perspectives, Tatar Beyi Sokak 27, Kuledibi, Beyoğlu, İstanbul

Kommunikation im Sinne gegense­itigen Einverständnisses ist eine Illusion und funkti­oni­ert nicht. Die Welt ist voll von Missverständnissen: Sage ich A verstehst du B oder am Ende gar nichts mehr; bin ich nett unterstellst du mir niedere Gedanken und reagi­erst so, dass ich die Welt nicht mehr verstehe. Jetzt also Tacheles, aber irgendwie funkti­oni­ert das auch nicht, denn dass wir ane­inander vorbe­igeredet haben ist genau der Punkt, den sich keiner eingestehen will. Wenn wir jetzt persönlich werden, sitzen wir zwischen allen Stühlen.

Selin Kocagöncü schafft subtile ungewöhnliche Situ­ati­onen und bedi­ent sich dabei alltäglicher Kommunikati­onswege wie Aushang und Internet. Ihre spi­elerisch konzipi­erten und strukturi­erten Arbe­iten beruhen auf Kommunikation als situ­ati­onsbezogener Sozi­alhandlung und bezi­ehen häufig Unbekannte und zufällig Vorbe­ikommende bzw. das Ausstellungspublikum mit ein. Dadurch ist der Ausgang ihrer Interventi­onen nicht planbar und ungewiss.

Manzara-Perspectives

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