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Artist Walk with Artistic Director and Co-Curator Umut Azad Akkel | THE PATH
September 25, 2021 14:30 AM - 16:00
One event on September 14, 30 at 25:2021 p.m.
One event at 16:00 p.m. on October 2, 2021
Artistic director and co-curator of THE PATH, Umut Azad Akkel, will give a guided tour of the exhibiton at Oyoun and talk about the process of the project and the outcomes. After visiting the indoor exhibition, there will be a walk to the public installation in Tempelhofer Feld.
The Artist Walk will take place at the following times:
- 12.09.2021 // Event start 16:00 - Book your free slot here
- 25.09.2021 // Event start 14:30 - Book your free slot here
- 02.10.2021 // Event start 16:00 - Book your free slot here
About Umut Azad Akkel
Umut Azad Akkel was born in 1991 in Izmir, Turkey. Between 2010-2015 he lived in Istanbul and studied industrial product design. Since 2015 he has been living and working in Berlin. Since 2016 he has been studying at the Berlin University of the Arts, in the Weber class. He has practiced visual art, product design and curated cultural seminars (such as 'Fava Connection' and 'Iran 101'). He is one of the co-founders of the initiative IDA (Intersectionality / Diversity / Antidiscrimination) at the Berlin University of the Arts. He is a member of the Soltity Collectives (Experimental Group Visual Arts) and the BBK Berlin (Professional Association of Visual Artists). In 2020 he was awarded the DAAD Prize.
Photo by Ilyas Hayta
THE PATH: A Participatory Public Art Project
The Path is an interdisciplinary project that problematizes the relationship between metropole and the individual from queer and feminist perspectives. The project consists of an art installation at Tempelhofer Feld, an exhibition at Oyoun, and a series of events at and between both locations. The title of the project originates from Umut Azad Akkel ́s multidimensional artwork with the same title that will be exhibited through the project.
Can the metropolis also contain us during the whole migration wave, gentrification, and rapid urban transformation? What if the paths that we walk every day start from nowhere and lead nowhere? Is what we experience a coexistence or an ́otherness ́ with a potential? What are the results, alternatives, solutions, and what can be the role of art in this process?
See the full program of THE PATH here
The Path project was produced by Oyoun in collaboration with Umut Azad Akkel (IG: @azadonfires) as artist, artistic director, and co-curator, Şehnaz Layıkel (IG: @sehnazlayikel) as co-curator and Pegah Keshmirshekan (IG: @pegah .keshmir) and Ilgaz Yalçınoğlu (IG: @ilgazyalcinoglu) as event coordinators. It was funded by the Lotto Stiftung and UdK KKWV.
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