The Delfina Foundation cordially invites you to:
Tayfun Serttas' artist talk
Tuesday 16 November 2010,
19:00 - 20:30 at The Delfina Foundation.
Osep Minasoglu is one of the oldest living studio portrait photographers of Istanbul. Over his 60-year career, he has accumulated 6,500 documents. A rarely encountered selection of photographic archive material, Tayfun Serttas’ Studio Osep (2009) records the shifts in representational practices in 20th century Istanbul, and the transforming everyday practices that have shaped the making of modern Turkey. Current resident artist Tayfun Serttas discusses Studio Osep and his practice in relation to Istanbul’s history of social, cultural and sexual diversity.
The talk will be completed by a screening of two of Tayfun Serttas’ recent video works: Invoke (2009) and The Other, The Other and Beyond (2005).
Artist, writer and social scientist Tayfun Serttas (b. 1982) lives in Istanbul and Bodrum. His main subject areas are urban anthropology, gender & minorities, cultural heritage & migration. Tayfun has exhibited his work internationally, including Centrun Sztuki Wspolczesnej (Warsaw, 2010), Galeri NON (Istanbul, 2009), Centre Pompidou (Paris, 2009) and Architekturmuseum (DAM Frankfurt, 2008). Stüdyo Osep, edited by Tayfun Serttas, was published in 2009 by Aras. Tayfun is a current resident artist at The Delfina Foundation as part of the 2010 edition of the Accented Residency. More information.
Free event, rsvp required. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Image from "INVOKE"
Image from "The Other, The Other and Beyond"