Özgür Kar

Now, How? presents ‘Full Spectrum Dominance’ screening + conversation at Berlin’s Decad, Oct 30

30 October 2017

The ‘Full Spectrum Dominance’ film screening and discussion will take place at Berlin’s Decad on October 30.

The event is part of Decad’s Now, How? series (number two of four) that is organised by William Kherbek in collaboration with Decad’s lecture program. The evening will consist of a screening including films by Louis Henderson, Arjuna Neuman, Jaakko Pallasvuo, and Özgür Kar that look explore politics and representation, followed by a live-video in conversation with a “journalist who writes pseudonymously ” for a number of high profile magazines and publications. 

The event seeks to open up a dialogue about crisis, the present moment and liberatory ideas for the future. Decad was founded in 2014 by artist Rachel Alliston and seeks to create a conversation between ‘contemporary art and critical discourse within the public sphere.’

Visit the Decad website for details.**



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The Word itself. Mene Mene Tekel Parsin at Wysing Arts Centre, May 20 – Jul 19

15 May 2017

The Mene Mene Tekel Parsin group exhibition at Cambridge’s Wysing Arts Centre opens May 20 and is running to July 19.

Curated by Jesse Darling, the show includes work by Sarah Boulton, Stanley BrouwnGordon Hall, Evan Ifekoya, Sulaïman Majali, Imran Perretta, Kameelah Janan Rasheed, Özgür Kar, Claire Potter, Rosa Johan Uddoh, Hannah WeinerConstantina Zavitsanos and Jesse Darling.

The works brought together explore language and words to unpick “the legacies of imperial scientific fundamentalism” and the violence of naming/claiming bodies. Through its power, symbolism and obscurity, the exhibition looks at the way the “Word is itself a stand-in for divinity; the unsayable equates to the sublime.”

The opening night will include live performances by vocalist Elaine Mitchener and artists Claire Potter and Gordon Hall.

Visit the Wysing webpage for details.** 

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