F: Book


Book Launch will be on Saturday, 25th of January at Hayy Open Space

The book launch of F: Photocopy Publication Project, curated by Umut Altıntaş with the support of Spaces of Culture, will take place in Hayy Open Space on January 25th.

The book contains conceptual texts of the project, works and information of the F of 26 artists created, a text by Merve Ünsal, one of the participating artists and visual documentation of the exhibitions in İzmir, Diyarbakır, İstanbul and Ankara. The book designed with respect to the conceptual framework of F: Photocopy Publication Project, 256 pages, black-and-white, offset printing and Turkish-English published in Turkey. It will be distributed to the museums, institutions, and local initiatives and collective art spaces.

26 artists from different disciplines were invited to F to produce a work where they questioned concepts such as “originality, copying, reproduction, distribution and format” within the limited capabilities of the photocopier, abiding by the A5, A4 and A3 dimensions. Each artist responded to this invitation with a photocopy-work while involving their own professional practices. These experiments, which can be defined as a conceptual representation of the fanzine culture, turned into an original publication with their own names under the title of F.

The first exhibition of F in Izmir consists of the works of Yunus Ak, Pınar Akkurt, Deniz Aktaş, Ilgın Deniz Akseloğlu, Cenkhan Aksoy, Gizem Hız Altıntaş, Umut Altıntaş, Özgür Demirci, Orkun Destici, Canan Erbil, Fevkalade (Emre Parlak, Deniz Cem Önduygu), Cem İleri, Borga Kantürk, Okay Karadayılar, Ezgi Ceren Kayırıcı, Melike Koçak, Toros Mutlu, Aslı Narin, Metehan Özcan, Sarp Sözdinler, Melike Taşcıoğlu, Kusay Tatlı, Berkay Tuncay, Ulaş Uğur, Merve Ünsal, Erdem Varol.

As a project which comprises of exhibitions and other events, F will continue in Ankara, Istanbul and Diyarbakır with the participation of new artists after İzmir. Main exhibitions will be accompanied by interviews and workshops. In addition, the artist will take part in the archives of the institutions and libraries interested in the publication, will be sold or distributed at reasonable prices within the permits of the artists.

The book F, will be published on November, including texts by Umut Altıntaş and photos by Studio Majo (Engin Gerçek) by the support of Spaces of Culture…

*The Project F is supported by “Spaces of Culture”, an initiation by Goethe-Institut, the Embassy of the Netherlands, the Consulate General of Sweden in Istanbul, and the Institut Francais de Turquie in cooperation with Anadolu Kültür and Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (IKSV) 

**Thanks to SAHA Foundation and Roberto Cimetta Fund for the generous support to Hayy Open Space.