15-30.09.2012 :: Electriciteitsfabriek, Den Haag 

The Electriciteitsfabriek will host the exhibition ‘Commons Tense’, showcasing work from new media artists from Turkey. ‘Commons Tense’ is part of the Amber Arts and Technology Festival and Conference, to be held in November 2012 in Istanbul, themed ‘Paratactic Commons’. As its departure point, ‘Commons Tense’ uses the urgent need to reclaim the public ownership of the commons. Realized in collaboration with TodaysArt, the works presented at the exhibition will offer various interpretations of this theme. The co-events, which consist of two workshops, artist presentations, and a seminar, will be held parallel to the exhibition. The exhibition will take place within the framework of NLTR400, celebrating 400 years of diplomatic relations between Turkey and the Netherlands.

The exhibition – curated by Ekmel Ertan (Artistic Director, Co-curator) and Fatih Aydoğdu (co-curator) – will consist of twelve newly commissioned works by fifteen artists: Candaş Şişman, Bager Akbay, Fatih Aydoğdu, Osman Koç , Onur Sönmez + Jaak Kaevats, Özgün Kılıç + Sedef Aydoğan, Ali Miharbi, Özlem Alkış, Ahmet Sertaç Öztürk, Ebru Kurbak, Selin Özçelik + Nagehan Kuralı, Mehmet Erkök.

TodaysArt Festival 2012 http://todaysart.org/2012/artist/?aname=commons-tense