Tarzan Kemal Story of a Citizen, 2016

Director: Yusuf Emre Yalçın

This is the story of a person who has dedicated his life to nature. A person who refused the system, who got rid of his clothes and money after his graduation from college… He played his drum to make people aware of their own environment like Diogenes did with his lantern on the same land once. For some, he was insane while for some others he was a philosopher. The reason why he ended up with such a kind of life was a love story that is told. Is it so indeed?


Setting off with the goal of ‘Synchronized Video Exhibitions,’ SENKRON continues to bring together the institution and organizational structures around video art across Turkey. SENKRON, the first edition of which was held in April as whole exhibitions and events last year, carries out with the cooperation of many art institutions and organizations from different cities of Turkey. Aiming to make video art more visible, SENKRON brought the audience a series of exhibitions/events/talks and physical and online screenings focusing on video art with the participation of 49 institutions. 

SENKRON, ‘Synchronized Video Exhibitions’ aims to establish new dialogues by synchronizing their video-focused activities that galleries, museums, biennials, and art initiatives include this year in their programs. Many event suggestions are desired to turn into a meeting across Turkey by holding simultaneously at SENKRON and offering an in-depth look at video art between 15-30 April 2022. With more than 50 participating institutions, SENKRON meets the audience and new video-oriented collaborations throughout the event this year. 

Led by Mixer, Bilsart, and Versus Art Project, holding with the dedication and effort of institutions, SENKRON enables viewers to follow the event from home by broadcasting artists, curators, and collectors who shed light on the production of video works speeches online while making them visible in spaces especially in Istanbul throughout Turkey. Desiring to open an archival space for video art, SENKRON aims to create accessible resources for the following years by archiving the programs/events/screenings shown every year on the website. 

All galleries and art institutions including (in alphabetical order): 5533, .artSümer, Akbank Sanat, ARE Projects, Balconnection, Barın Han, BE Contemporary Art Gallery, Bilsart, Borusan Contemporary, Büyükdere35, Contemporary Istanbul Vakfı Cocoon Sanat Alanı, Daire Sanat, Elgiz Museum, Müze Evliyagil, Ferda Art Platform, Galeri Bosfor, Galeri Bu, Galeri Nev İstanbul, Galeri Siyah Beyaz, Gate 27, KA Atölye, Karşı Sanat Çalışmaları, Kasa Galeri, KENDİ Koleksiyonu, Kendine Ait Bir Oda, KOLİ Art Space, Kültürhane, Loading Art Space, Maçka Sanat Galerisi, MAHAL, Martch Art Project, Mekan Blogspot, Merkezkaç Sanat Kolektifi, Mişar Art, Mixer, MONITOR, NOKS Art Space, OMM – Odunpazarı Modern Müze, Odeabank O’art, Pera Müzesi, Performistanbul, Pg Art Gallery, Pilot Galeri, Sanatorium, Simbart Projects, Sinopale, SPOT Projects, Summart, SyncSociety, Versus Art Project, Videoist, Vision Art Platform, Zilberman Gallery.