Saturday, April 2, 2011
Banu Cennetoglu works with photography, installation and printed matter. After having a B.A in Psychology, she studied photography in Paris. Between 2002-2003 she was an artist in residence at the Rijksakademie, Amsterdam. In 2006 she initiated BAS, a project space in Istanbul focusing on collection and production of artists’ books and printed matter. Her recent exhibitions include Guilty feet have got no rhythm. / Kunsthalle Basel, Manifesta 8, Sample Sale / Rodeo, Istanbul, 53rd Venice Biennial, The Pavilion of Turkey (with Ahmet Ogut), 10th Istanbul Biennial, 1st Athens Biennial. Cennetoglu lives and works in Istanbul.
Philippine Hoegen lives in Amsterdam. She studied at the Royal Art Academy in The Hague and obtained a masters degree at the Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam. From 2004 to 2007 she lived and worked in Istanbul and co-initiated with BAS the series of artists’ books called Bent. She is a founder and a board member of Calcite Revolt, a platform for professional exchange for artists, curators and theorists. She is a tutor at the St Joost Academy in Den Bosch, NL. She works with photography, video, installations, text and printed matter. Her most recent publication, a collaboration with Carolien Stikker, is "Superstructure", published by the Dorsky Museum, New Palz, NY and the State University of New York in conjunction with our exhibition "Inscription".
Exhibition and discussion about artists's books
20.04.2011 / Giorgi Leonidze State Literature Museum
“Artists’ books are works of art realized in the form of a book. They are often published in small editions, though sometimes they are produced as one-of-a-kind objects referred to as “uniques” (Wikipedia).
On view were the complete Bent Books (a series of artists’ books from Turkey), and a collection of artists’ books made by artists in Tbilisi both recently and in the past. Additionally, there were artists’ books from the BAS and GeoAIR/Archidrome archives.
Banu Cennetoglu and Philippine Hoegen also held a brief introduction to the history and context of artists’ books as they have experienced them. 
Residency stay of Banu Cennetogly was supported by Open Society Institute, Arts and Culture Network Program.
Residency stay of Philippine Hoegen was supported by Fonds BKVB.