Libia Castro & Ólafur Ólafsson, Æla / Vómito, installation view, Charlottenborg, Copenhagen (DK)
From Dust to Dusk – Press Release – October 2003.
Participating artists: Gaia Alessi/Richard Bradbury b.1970/1976 (Ita/GB), Christine Borland b.1965 (GB), Peter Ravn Callesen b. 1967 (DK), Nina Fischer/Maroan El Sani b.1965/1966 (Ger), Rodney Graham b. 1949 (Can), Shirazeh Houshiary b.1955 (Iran/GB), Avish Khebrehzadeh b.1969 (Iran/USA), Henrietta Lehtonen b.1965 (Fin), Ernesto Neto b.1964 (Bra), Mariele Neudecker b. 1965 (Ger/GB), Rivane Neuenschwander b.1967 (Bra), Anna Nordquist Andersson b.1976 (Swe), Cornelia Parker b.1956 (GB), Libia Perez de Siles de Castro/Olafur Arni Olafsson b../.. (Sp/Isl/NL), Bill Viola b. 1951 (USA), Marko Vuokola b. 1967 (Fin), Haegue Yang b. 1971 (Kor/Ger), Carey Young b.1970 (GB).
Opens 30 October 3 – 6 pm.
Eksi(K) 20 Dakika / 20 Minus Minutes, entrance view
Platform Garanti Contemporary Art Center, Istanbul 2003
Istiklal Caddesi No: 276 34340
Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey
Tel: 0212 293 23 61 / Fax: 0212 293 30 71
Gallery Opening Hours:
Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday: 13:00 – 20:00
In December 2002 we were invited by the Dutch foundation BKVB (foundation for Architecture, Art and Design) for a 6 months residency-period in Istanbul in the new Contemporary Art Center; Platform Garanti. During the residency we realized two projects: Searching for a Clay Language! Searching for a Clay Language! in collaboration with the artist group Oda Projesi (The Room Project) and the children of the neighbourhood, which are involved in Oda Projesi (at that time age 5 – 18) and 20 Minus Minutes in Platform Garanti, where we transformed the exhibition space into an experiential and performative environment – a playground-laboratory.
Art together with life, 8th Havana Biennial, 2003
Curated by Rain and Eugenio Valdés
We worked for 1 1/2 month in Havana, mapping signs and portraying people and friends of the neighbourhood Vedado, where the Pavillón Cuba is located. We got involved with two families from of the beginning of our stay; they would help us, inspire us and work with us for the project. Two of the young men, one from each family, became our special assistants through the whole project.