Thoughts and knots on the question of "art-ist-ic agency"
Banu Cennetoğlu is an Istanbul-based artist engaged in a wide range of cross-disciplinary practices. Her practice incorporates methods of mapping, collecting and archiving in order to question and challenge the politics of memory, as well as the production, distribution and consumption of information. Since 2007 Cennetoğlu is a facilitator for The List, an ongoing collaboration with UNITED for Intercultural Action, a human rights NGO based in Europe. The List traces information relating to the deaths of more than 40.000 people who have lost their lives within or at the borders of Europe due to state policies since 1993. She is the founder of BAS, an, artist-run space dedicated to artists’ books and printed matter. In 2016 she was a guest at the DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program. Cennetoğlu is currently an advisor at the Rijksakademie, Amsterdam.
The lecture will be held in English.