[spectre] Kasa Gallery and the Museum of Contemporary Cuts at CI – Contemporary Istanbul

Lanfranco Aceti lanfranco.aceti at gmail.com
Wed Nov 6 15:54:55 CET 2013

YOU CANNOT AFFORD THIS!, a collaboration between Kasa Gallery and the
Museum of Contemporary Cuts at CI - Contemporary Istanbul, is an art
event that questions current art market practices and the disruptive
nature of contemporary digital media. This continues an international
theme that Kasa Gallery has addressed during the past year with a
series of exhibitions that reflect upon the nature of contemporary
art, politics, neo-capitalism and plutocratic practices.

Are the arts inexorably linked to the market? What is the role, if
any, for politicized art media practices that bring new critical
perspectives and alternative forms of engagement to the corporate art
world? Is once again, as in the early avant-garde, the aesthetic
choice trapped between total acceptance and total rejection, since the
'third way' appears to have failed in the past 20 years? In a climate
of profound social and economic cuts, where the lack of social
cohesion is bringing forward struggles and tensions, who are the
'marketable artists' talking to? Is a commercialized and purely self
reflective aesthetic art practice the only option that can be set as a
'successful' example of aesthetic contemporary engagement?

Kasa Gallery and the Museum of Contemporary Cuts, invited by Ceren
Arkman (Director) and Irmak Arkman (Art Director) of Plugin at CI -
Contemporary Istanbul, present artworks by John Craig Freeman, Will
Pappenheimer, Mark Skwarek and Tamiko Thiel.

Further details: http://www.lanfrancoaceti.com/2013/11/you-cannot/

YOU CANNOT AFFORD THIS! is a collaboration between MoCC, Kasa Gallery,
OCR, Goldsmiths, NYU Steinhardt and the Royal College of Art.

Lead Curator: Lanfranco Aceti.
Senior Curators: Pat Badani, Nicholas Mirzoeff and Marquard Smith.
Event Manager: Çağlar Çetin.

CI - Contemporary Istanbul: November 7 to 10, 2013.

Please bring smart phones and iPads to view the installation

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