Visual Poetry in Intersecting Worlds
Artist Workshop: Berkay Tuncay

The workshop focuses on producing linguistic arrangements based on the wording in Pera Museum’s exhibition catalog for Intersecting Worlds. Artist Berkay Tuncay explains historical development of Visual Poetry, presents some examples, and describes the link between the productions in this workshop and the collection, and eventually creates a free playground for the participants to form their own links between text and image. This enables the participants to free their minds from all conventional rules, and create unstructured verbal collages based on their own free associations.   

Related Exhibition: Intersecting Worlds: Ambassadors and Painters
Participation fee per workshop: 100 TL
Participation fee per workshop for students: 70 TL (Students are kindly asked to present their student ID cards) 
Duration: 2 hours
Number of participants: 10 people

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About Berkay Tuncay
The artist (born Istanbul, 1983) lives and works in Istanbul. Following his bachelor’s degree in Conservation and Repair of Movable Cultural Assets from Istanbul University, he obtained his master’s degree on Digital Art and Design from Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University. His art practice shapes around copying, combining and transforming cultural codes in on-line circulation for the purpose of analyzing the multi-layered impact of the web on global society.  

Tuncay participated in various resident artist programs including Gastatelier NRW, Düsseldorf (2017), Cité des Arts, Paris (2014) and Art Center, Istanbul (2011-2013). His solo exhibitions are: Getting Away With It All Messed Up, Display, Berlin, (2018); Life is What Happens to You While You are Busy Watching Cute Cat Videos, Gaia Gallery, Istanbul (2016) WE ARE ACCIDENTS WAITING TO HAPPEN, 49A, Izmir (2013), I’M SORRY, BECAUSE I DANCE, De Kijkdoos, Amsterdam (2011).

Some of his selected group exhibitions include: Anger is a solution, if anger means kittens, D21, Leipzig (2018); A Future of Archive, Corridor Project Space, Amsterdam (2018); A Theory of the Present, Gaia Gallery, Istanbul (2017); Akbank Contemporary Artists Prize Exhibition, Aksanat, Istanbul (2017); Touch Base, Mindscape Universe, Berlin (2016); Formless: Fluid Reality in New Media Art, Salon of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade (2015); Bring Your Own Beamer, Pera Museum, Istanbul (2015); Post Internet is Dead, Fisher Gallery, Ohio (2015); Free Things, STCFTHOTS, Leeds (2015); Stay with me, Apartment Project, Berlin (2014); Coup de Ville/Attracted by another level, St.Niklaas (2013); What I Love: The Third Show, Borusan Müzik Evi, Istanbul (2012); An Exchange with Sol Lewitt”, Cabinet, New York (2011); Agency of Unrealized Projects, organized by e-flux, Kopfbau/Basel (2011); Lives and Works in Istanbul, Antrepo5/Sanat Limanı; Istanbul (2010); Nuit Blanche des Petits, 104 Centquatre, Paris (2010); Feldstärke International-Agora, PACT Zollverein, Essen (2010).

Thank you for your interest. This workshop is fully booked.
Past seance
22 March