Retaining People, Circulating Objects
    Retaining People, Circulating Objects

     

    Collaborating again after several years, Gülçin Aksoy and Nancy Atakan have  worked for more than a year with five woman from Liverpool in a project entitled Trading Stations. Artists from respective cities traveled between Istanbul and Liverpool and worked on-line to produce three magazines accompaning their research based exhibition at the Curve Gallery in an event parallel to the 2012 Liverpool Biennial. 

     

    As an answer to many questions that arose from their experiences working in Trading Stations, Aksoy and Atakan co-produced an artwork that will be presented in a new exhibition entitled, “Retaining People, Circulating Objects”, at 5533.  This exhibition will also entail their individual research on types of power systems that control human interaction and mobility. While Aksoy uses bureaucracy as a lens to investigate these processes, Atakan focuses on the international production of commodities to present everyday frustrations and personal narratives.  In todays globalized world where objects freely circulate, Aksoy and Atakan problematize the often unsurmountable barriers non-westerners face with movement restrictions.