The third curator of our digital gallery 'Museum without Walls' is announced with the end of the open call process.
Mine Kaplangı is selected to curate the third exhibition of Museum Without Walls. Jury members selected her proposal among 51 applications. Her exhibition entitled ‘Dancing with Witches’ will be online on our digital arts platform in January 2019.
The virtual gallery space has successfully hosted exhibitions of works from the British Council Collection. The selected curator will also have the opportunity to travel to the UK, work alongside experienced visual arts professionals to develop her exhibition concept and selection.
Mine Kaplangı (1987) is the co-founder of Collective Çukurcuma curatorial collective from Istanbul, Turkey. She is currently working as an artist representative and curator at BLOK art space contemporary art space, Istanbul. She received her bachelor degree in Philosophy in Istanbul University and MA (Certificate Program) in Philosophy of Arts & Aesthetics in Bologna University/ DAMS Faculty. She is also working as a freelance editor for contemporary art platforms like Artunlimited (Istanbul) and Artfridge (Berlin). She has curated various exhibition such as; House of Wisdom (Public program of the 15th Istanbul Biennial and Framer Framed, Amsterdam, 2017), Asymmetric Kin (Coop Gallery, Nashville, 2016) and Detail (BLOK art space, 2016).
Exhibition concept based on the theme of ‘Woman’
As the British Council we believe that the empowerment of women and achievement of gender equality are crucial to creating inclusive, open and prosperous societies. This year we initiated a three years programme to recognise and celebrate women power in arts and culture in Turkey. To learn more please visit the programmes web page.
Accordingly, the selected curator is asked to develop an exhibition concept based on the theme of ‘Woman’ using works from the British Council Collection and also works of artists from Turkey. For this exciting new phase we are hoping for an unconventional curatorial approach that would embrace different art forms such as music, film, performance, etc enhancing the exhibition visitors’ experience on the digital.
The British Council also offers an opportunity to the selected curator to go the UK to develop his/her exhibition concept together with British sector professionals and to see the original works at the British Council Collection.