The press conference began in Kara Art Gallery with famous Turkish artist Sibel Talas’ performance around the subject of animal cruelty. The event also accommodated the 8 resident artists who are from 6 different countries, as well as the general public audience. Please click for Sibel Talas’ performance ‘Scream 2’
As the first step of the partnership agreement, Helikon Art Center director Alp Aslan was hosted in Aria Residency in Tehran. In his presentation at Aria, Aslan introduced Helikon and called Iranian artists for joint residency of Helikon and Aria in the future.
Helikon Art Center signed a partnership agreement with Aria Residency in Iran. In this context, two art initiatives will exchange creative ideas, launch exchange programs for artists and organize joint art residencies.
Aria Residency is a not-for-profit space which provides artists, curators, writers, and researchers the opportunity to live and create work in Tehran. By providing the accommodation and studio for Iranian and international residents, Aria aims to extend the mobility inside the country and outside and engage the local artists with the non-Iranian ones for a specific period of time.
Further information please see web page of Aria Residency
Helikon Art Center’s I:O Art Residency 2018, organized since 2015, was covered by Turkey’s leading art magazine Istanbul Art News.