Contemporary to the 20th anniversary of the Akbank Jazz Festival
Artists: Angela Bulloch, Peter Kogler, Julian Opie, Tony Oursler, Stephan Reusse, Elisabeth Wallner
Curator: Gisela Winkelhofer
In 2010, Akbank Art Center celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Akbank Jazz Festival, one the most renowned jazz festivals in the world, with the fundamental musical elements of sound and rhythm at its center stage.
Several contemporary international artists have been invited by the curator Gisela Winkelhofer to participate in this project with the display of their works of light, sound, rhythm, and movement.
Angela Bulloch, an artist who makes use of bio-feedback systems in many of her works, will be presenting Progression of 8 Perverted Pixels. Tony Oursler, whose ingenuous works deal with the relationship between the individual and mass media systems with humour and irony, is creating a new unique artwork just for Istanbul. Julian Opie willexhibit his latest computer film, Rod and Verity Walking. Stephan Reusse willbe participating with a projection show, The Dancer.The architectural space is going to display Peter Kogler'scomputer generated designs; and Metamorphosis by Elisabeth Wallner will be exploring metamorphic changes and relationships between subjects and objects.
Akbank Jazz Festival, one of the long lasting festivals in Turkey, will celebrate its 20th anniversary this year
THE SOUND OF THE CITY, FOR TWENTY YEARS AND COUNTING...
Add sparkle to indigo nights with the blue notes of jazz, blend the call of the seagulls with the chatter of the streets, and abandon yourself to the music... Be inspired by the city's exuberant tonality! Stop being a spectator and dive right in...
Because it's jazz we're talking about, inspired by life and inspiring life. Jazz, the sound and the rhythm of any city it's in. Born out of and nurtured by the urban scene. Improvised, creative. Temperamental... Hot tempered or cool... Romantic or rebellious... Just like life itself. It's a whole culture with room enough for different lives, different worlds. And when jazz is close at hand, stimulating you with the inspiration it received from all the colors and sounds of your city, it's irresistible magic...
For twenty years now, Akbank has been bringing the rhythm of the world in to our lives with the legendary names of jazz. Now, Akbank International Jazz Festival reaches out of Istanbul in celebration of its 20th year. In addition to a full scale program in Istanbul, the festival flows over to Ankara and Izmir with sojourns in Eskişehir and Gaziantep. Akbank is proud to present acclaimed masters of jazz alongside exciting new artists in memorable venues across different cities in 2010. Hoping you'll give in to the magic of the music with us, and tune in to the living jazz...
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