Aiming to bring a new exhibition experience by moving arts to the digital environment, we have launched ‘Almost There’, the fourth edition of the digital arts platform ‘Museum without Walls’. For the first time this year, the exhibition curators were selected outside of Turkey as well, and this year’s curators are Teona Burkiashvili from Georgia, Tatiana Kochubinska from Ukraine and Seyhan Musaoğlu from Turkey.
‘Almost There’ features selected artworks from Georgia, Turkey and Ukraine alongside the works of artists in the British Council Collection to create an extensive assembly of art in its various forms, including photography, video, recorded performance art, painting and installations.
A journey through 'Location', 'In Between' and 'Dislocation'
Reflecting on separation and displacement, the exhibition consists of three separate chapters that offer artworks which explore humankind's eternal wish to define our own place in relation to a country or our internal aspirations. By embarking on a circular journey, exhibition visitors explore the idea of a universal identity and the role which visible and invisible borders play in our everyday lives.
It features artworks from the British Council Collection alongside 35 other works of art in various forms by contemporary and classical artists from Turkey, Georgia and Ukraine.
Digital exhibition to remove obstacles
‘Almost There’ enables visitors to experience and discover the exhibition at their own pace and without any limitations of time or physical capability. The exhibition offers detailed text and audio-visual information on every piece and artist, including accessibility enhancing features such as audio description, sign language, contrasts and text enhancing, which are compatible with text-to-speech programs for the visually impaired. This allows everyone with an internet connection to visit the exhibition space, contributing to the idea of art which is accessible for all.
Exhibition launch livestream
To mark the launch of the new exhibition, we are organising a one day conference which will explore the topic of arts in the digital landscape on Tuesday 11 February at 13.30.
You can watch the live recording of the conference here or by visiting the exhibition platform.