20.04 – 27.04.2015 // SUPA Suriye Pasajı Salon // Opening Hours: 10h-17h // İstiklal Caddesi No. 166 // Exhibition Opening: 20.04.2015 – 19h00
Mads Nissen, Pierre Liebaert, Christian Werner, Anna-Kristina Bauer, Andy Spyra, Rebecka Uhlin, Kerim Can Ertuğ, Esa Ylijaasko, Lilli Breininger
across. rise above. go beyond. rising motion of water.
The exhibition »TRAN.S.CEND« shows different facets of IDENTITY. Interpersonal relations. Intimate moments. Memories. Collective identities. Crossing the world to adulthood. Sexual identity. Repression. Search for identity.
What is it like to live with forbidden love in Russia? Legal and social discrimination, persecution, harassment and violent 'hate crime' attacks against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex persons (LGBTI).
Mads Nissen's intimate picture of Jon and Alex, a gay couple in St. Petersburg, was recently honoured with the World Press Photo of the year 2014.
This exhibition goes along with the »International Changing Perspectives Short Film Festival«, which main topic is IDENTITY and that will take place from the 24th to 26th of April 2015 in Istanbul.
I curated this exhibition...If any of you is around Istanbul next Monday (20.04), step by, would be happy to see you at the exhibition opening!