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Artist Talk - Volker März & Ersan Ocak

Join us for an artist talk with Volker März moderated by Ersan Ocak on March 22 at 19:30 at Ka. The talk will be held in English without translation. The talk is free and doesn’t require a registration. The artist talk is a cooperation of Ka, Galeri Nev and Goethe-Institut within the scope of the group exhibition “O!”, which can be visited from March 19th to April 19th at Galeri Nev.

Artist Talk - Volker März & Ersan Ocak
Artist Talk - Volker März & Ersan Ocak

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Mar 22, 2022, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM GMT+3

Ka, Çankaya, Cinnah Cd. No:1 D:B, 06690 Çankaya/Ankara, Türkiye

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Artist Talk

Volker März & Ersan Ocak

 

22.03.2022, Tuesday 19:30

 

Join us for an artist talk with Volker März moderated by Ersan Ocak on March 22 at 19:30 at Ka. The talk will be held in English without translation. The talk is free and doesn’t require a registration.

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The artist talk is a cooperation of Ka, Galeri Nev and Goethe-Institut within the scope of the group exhibition “O!”, which can be visited from March 19th to April 19th at Galeri Nev.

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Volker März, born 1957 in Mannheim, studied Painting at the Berlin University of the Arts between 1977 and 1983. Since 1983 his sculptures, paintings, texts and performances have been part of exhibitions in countries like Germany, Switzerland, Poland, Slovenia, Netherlands, Israel, South Korea and Turkey. Thinkers like Friedrich Nietzsche, Walter Benjamin, Hannah Arendt or Franz Kafka constitute an important source of inspiration for his art.

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Ersan Ocak graduated from City and Regional Planning Department/METU (B.Sc.) in 1993. He got his masters degree from Urban Policy Planning/METU; Ph.D. in Social Sciences/Bilkent University. He worked as research assistant in METU-GİSAM (Audio-Visual Research & Production Center) and as instructor in Başkent University, Radio-TV-Cinema Department. He was one of the founding members of Media & Cultural Studies Graduate Program in METU and gave visual culture and documentary courses in this gradute program. He worked as Assistant Professor in Bilkent Univerty, Communication & Design Department and established NewMedia_OpenLab. Ersan Ocak has given courses on urbanism, (visual) cultural studies, cinema, documentary, i-docs, filmmaking, new media at undergradute and graduate levels. He has publications on urbanism, urban poverty, oral history, memory, documentary cinema, interactive documentary, new media storytelling. His recent research interests are "essay film" and "new mediaa documentary." Ersan Ocak is also a filmmaker who produces experimenatal video works; makes documentary films; and develops video perfromances and realizes video installations. Assistant Professor Ersan Ocak joined to TED University, Faculty of Architecture in August 2017. He gave undergraduate courses in City and Regional Planning Department and gradute courses in Architecture and Urban Studies Master Program. In 2021, he founded Visual Communication Design Department. He serves as the founding chair person and gives design courses in this department.

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