Art Goes Electronic

September 2011

ONE OF THE WORLD’S BIGGEST FESTIVALS OF ELECTRONIC ART, ISEA OPENS IN ISTANBUL ON SEPTEMBER 14.

Sanatta Elektronik Açılım
Sanatta Elektronik Açılım

Istanbul is hosting the 17th International Symposium on Electronic Art, organized every year in a different city by ISEA (Inter-Society for the Electronic Arts). Scheduled to take place September 14 to 21, ISEA2011 is bringing together in Istanbul the world’s leading individuals and organizations working in the fields of contemporary art, science and technology. Venues for the event, which includes 450 papers, 70 panel discussions, 50 workshops and four forums, are the Sabancı Center in Levent, Sabancı University Karaköy Communications Center and Robert College.

ISEA2011 is hosting a series of exhibitions of mainly robotic and video works as well as performances by some 900 artists. Starting from September 17 the exhibitions will run for two months at Taksim Cumhuriyet Art Gallery, Şirket-i Hayriye Art Gallery, Sabancı University Kasa Gallery and Zagreb Contemporary Art Gallery.

LANFRANCO ACETI
Artistic Director & Lead Curator
“The artists and speakers will arrive in Istanbul from all over the world and from institutions like MIT, Goldsmiths, UCL, Sydney University and many others. ISEA2011 Istanbul will create an opportunity in Istanbul and Turkey to showcase the development of contemporary art and will provide visitors of the exhibitions and conference participants with the opportunity to engage with new perspectives and ideas that use as artistic tools mobile phones, microchips, computers, screens and other electronic gadgets.”