The Visitor Talks – Can Altay / Gareth Long

November 16, 2016 from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
CCS Bard, Classroom 102

Can Altay (b.1975) is an artist living in Istanbul. Concerned with civic space, urban life, human products, and artistic activity, his work utilizes images, objects, and spaces. Altay’s work is often staged and manifested through exhibitions and publications. He had solo exhibitions at ar/ge kunst, Bolzano (2016), Öktem&Aykut, Istanbul (2015), Arcade, London (2015, 2012), SALT, Istanbul (2014), Casco, Utrecht (2011), The Showroom, London (2010), Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin (2008), Spike Island, Bristol (2007) and Sala Rekalde, Bilbao (2006). His work has been included in Biennials of Istanbul, Havana, Busan, Gwangju, Marrakech, Taipei, Thessaloniki; and was exhibited in museums and galleries such as the Walker Art Center (Minneapolis), VanAbbe Museum (Eindhoven), MAXXI (Rome), ZKM (Karlsruhe), Artists Space (New York), and SALT (Istanbul). His public projects include: “Loughborough Records Presents Presence” (Loughborough, 2016); “Inner Space Station” (NewYork, 2013); “Distributed” (London, 2012); “The Church Street Partners’ Gazette” (London, 2010-13) and “PARK: bir ihtimal” (Istanbul, 2010).

Can Altay is the editor of Ahali: an anthology for setting a setting, 2013 published by Bedford Press, AA Publications, London. His work has been published in periodicals such as Frieze, Artforum, AD (Architectural Design), Journal of Architectural Education, Arredamento Mimarlik and Sanat Dunyamiz.

Altay is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Architecture and Department Head of Product Design at Istanbul Bilgi University. He holds a PhD in Art, Design and Architecture from Bilkent University, Ankara. He studied Critical Studies at the Malmo Art Academy and Lund University; Interior Architecture and Environmental Design (BFA and MFA) at Bilkent University. 


Gareth Long is an artist whose diverse artistic practice derives from questioning and dismantling notions of authorship. The themes of copying, seriality, amateurism, stupidity, translation, and collaboration recur throughout his practice, both as a central thematic concern and as a method in the production of the work. Long has held solo exhibitions at Kunsthalle Wien, Austria; Kate Werble Gallery, New York; Michael Benevento, Los Angeles; TORRI, Paris; SpazioA, Pistoia; Oakville Galleries, Oakville; the Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge; Galerie Bernhard, Zürich. His work has been shown at galleries and institutions such as MoMA PS1, Long Island City; Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, Denver; The Power Plant, Toronto; Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal; Artists Space, New York; Casey Kaplan Gallery, New York; Flat Time House, London; Drawing Room, London; Spike Island, Bristol; Wiels, Brussels; Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg; Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe; and Witte de With, Rotterdam. He holds an honors BA in Visual Studies and Classical Civilizations (2003) from the University of Toronto, and a MFA in Sculpture (2007) from Yale University.


This talk is given as part of the lecture series : The Visitor Talks – We are the Center for Curatorial Studies : The Department of Events (The Discursive Core)


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