6. International Sinop Biennial, 2017
Conceptual Framework: Nike Bätzner, Jonatan Habib Engqvist
Curators: T.Melih Görgün, Nike Bätzner, Jonatan Habib Engqvist
Artists: Anne Baumann, Sophie Baumgaertner, Alvaro Campo, Aylin Çakıner, Uygar Demoğlu, Philippe van Eetvelt, Cevdet Erek, Ayşe Erkmen, Mürteza Fidan, Wilhelm Frederking, Ulrike Grossarth, Frank Hagen, İpek Hamzaoğlu, Murat Haschu, Kristina Heinrichs, Susanne Hopmann, Horst & Maria Project: Jan Nicola Angermann, Ferhat Ayne, Min Bark, Ezgi Böttger, Nora Denneberg, Theo Dietz, Lucia Goedicke, Anette C. Halm, Shaotong He, Gabriel Hensche, Sören Hiob, Bangjoo Kim, Kasper Leisner, Charlie Stein, Alicia Hernández Westpfahl, Jan-Hendrik Pelz, Nil İlkbaşaran-Güngör Erdem, Christian Jankowski, Volkan Kızıltunç, Sebastian Körbs, Maria Lantz, leavinghomefunktion: Anne Knoedler, Johannes Foetsch, Elisabeth Oertel, Effy Zeniou, Kaupo Holmberg, Burçak Konukman, Ulrike Mohr, Nina Viktoria Zahl (Naußed), Emre Terlemez (Okçuer), Raluca Popa, Julian Rosefeldt, Bella Rune, Ginan Seidl & Yalda Afsah, Maria Sezer, Çağla Sönmez Çakır, Roland Stratmann, Esther Suarez Ruiz, Youssef Tabti
Venues: Former Ice Factory at the Harbor, Sinop Hal Buluşma Merkezi (former Market Hall), Chamber of Architects, Shops and Public Spaces in Sinop.
Team: Project Management and Coordination; Erkan Akliman, Mert Karaçıkay, Yiğit Bahadır Kaya, Roland Stratmann,Yusuf Emre Yalçın. Project Managements Assistants; Serdar Akliman, Suzan Atasever, Cansu Kırcan, Yeşim Uzunöz, Çağla Sönmez Çakır, Çağatay Şimşek. Artistic Director / Design; Umut Südüak, Chameleon Design and Project Management. Publications;Nike Bätzner, Jonatan Habib Engqvist, T.Melih Görgün, Daphne Ilhan, Yiğit Bahadır Kaya, Cansu Kırcan, Mahir Namur, Ezgi Özşahin, Alpay Tırıl. Graphic Design; İlke Canset Akay, Ceyda Kalyoncu, Emel Karadeniz, Çağın Kaya, Abdurrahman Pala. Executive Board; Serdar Akliman, Mert Güvenen, Elif Kuli, Esra Kuli, İrem Ebru Kuru, Mahir Namur, Nilüfer Sülüner, Seyit Şen, Esin Ünlüat Kurdoğlu, Levent Yılmaz. Translations; Çiğdem Girgiç, Oliver Müller. Interns; Gülfem Açıköz, Beril Garip. Advisory Committee; Funda Akça Akalın, Zekai Demir, Baki Ergül, Engin Gündoğdu, Payende Görgün, Azmi Hamzaoğlu, Volkan Işıkan, Zafer Kaya, Mustafa Kıroğlu, Levent Koca, Yalçın Oğuzülgen, Ceren Onur, İrfan Onur, Osman Onur, Zihni Şimşek, Ayşe Umur, Ali Yılmaz, Alp Yörük. Website; Emre Kalemtaş, Erman Topgül. Photographs;Aylin Çakıner, Beril Garip, Doğancan Güzer. Volunteers; Ayberk Açıkgöz, Deniz Akın, Şeyma Alabaş, Aya Ammari, Bolkar Vaha Başar, Elif Ece Ersoy, Atilla Burak Genç, Gizem Grünberg, Ataberk Gümüş, Yağmur Güzle, Doğa Burak Hayırcı, Daphne İlhan, Polat Kara, Deniz Karahan, Nilay Berfu Kaya, Yusuf Berk Kaya, Ece Dilan Köse, Oğulcan Övet, Erk Özel, Ezgi Özşahin, Şan Sarabil, Selin Saraçoğlu, Celine Seidler-Bahougne, İrem Terzi, Aynur Tokmak, Cihangir Top, Ilgaz Tuncel, Canberk Ustaoğlu, Ecem Ünsal, Elif Yılmazer.
Organized by: Informal Görgün Network, European Cultural Association, Sinop Sustainable Development Association, Europist
Supporters: Municipality of Sinop, SAHA Association, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Opet, Kulturstiftung Des Bundes, Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule Halle University of Art and Design, Goethe Institut, Mimar Sinan Fine Art University, Consulate of Sweden, Franckesche Stiftungen, Kunststiftung Sachen-Anhalt, Municipality of Beşiktaş, Dimitrie Cantemir Romen Kültür Merkezi, Avusturya Kültür Ofisi, Tmmob Mimarlar Odası, Onur Inşaat ve Pazarlama, Bundeskanzleramt Österreich, Irfan Onur, Ramada Istanbul, Tarabya KA, Kingdom of the Netherlands, Ekül, Vivident, Institut Français Istanbul, Haber Atölyesi, Interact Rotary Sponsored Club, Kayıkçıoğlu, Otel 117, Diagonal, Chameleon Design and Project Management, Antik Otel, Cabinin Çanakkale Biennial Initiative, Onurlar, Blok Art Space, Akkor, Zilberman Gallery, Otel Diyojen, Sinope Coffee, Telvin Sanat Akademi, Şen Pastaneleri, Sinop History and Cultural Researhes Association.
Affirming the periphery, Sinopale brings international contemporary art to the city of Sinop by the Black Sea in Northern Turkey. Sinopale is a biennial event – investigating various forms of resistance and adaptation of local movements and initiatives from civil society, ecological activism and nongovernmental politics. The summer of 2017 will align artistic processes of sharing, commonality and difference. The artists will be working in situ. A horizontal collaborative structure will bring the invited artists together with the citizens of Sinop to create spaces for aesthetic, social and political practice.
Sinopale 6 will revolve around the notion of Transposition. Transposition is a word with several meanings, which all signify a shift between values. Playing with the gap in-between, it becomes possible to open room for process and transference, to open a conceptual space as well as a scope for action and imagination. Sinopale 6 furthermore taps into dialogues on the history of material and cultural memory in order to create an associative space full of cross-references.
Sinopale is a young biennial for contemporary art on the periphery, consisting of a multitude of events of different formats. As long-term organizer of Sinopale, the European Cultural Association emphasizes on its sustainable micro-political and emancipatory efforts. The organization works in close co-operation with international curators who are responsible for the selection of the artists and the program.We take a pragmatic and functional collective approach to the exhibition, events and their thematic and discursive direction in order to generate a format of cross-cultural exchange with the local context.