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20.11.2016

Ali Akay and Emre Zeytinoğlu will discuss about current politics and its effect on İstanbull art scene during 1+1 TALKS.

1+1 TALKS organised by artist Sencer Vardarman.

Prof. Dr. Ali Akay was born in Istanbul in 1957. He studied sociology, philosophy and politics at Paris VIII University, and graduated in 1979. He completed his doctoral degree in philosophy at his alma mater in 1986. Akay has taught at the Sociology Department of Mimar Sinan University. He received a title of Associate Professor in 1992, and became a Professor in 1998. He has published many articles and books on art-sociology and philosophy in Turkish, French, German and English magazines, books and catalogues such as “Konu-m-lar”, “Michel Foucault’da İktidar ve Direnme Odakları”, “İstanbul’da Rock Hayatı”, “Kıvrımlar”, “Postmoern Görüntu”, “Armağan”, “Sanatın Sosyolojik Gözü”, “Minör Politika”, “Sanatın ve Sosyolojinin Ruh Hali”, “Kapitalizm ve Pop Kültür”, “Tekil Düşünce”, and “Sanatın Durumları”. Akay has organized and curated numerous art exhibitions in national and international galleries and museums. He is an art curator and art adviser of Istanbul Modern and Akbank Culture and Art Center.

Assistant Prof. Emre Zeytinoğlu was born in 1955. He graduated from the Ceramic Department at the Istanbul State Academy of Fine Arts in 1980. He completed his master′s degree (1981) and doctoral degree with Proficiency in Art (1990) at his alma mater. Since 1986, Zeytinoğlu has curated many exhibitions and written numerous articles and book on art, including "Sanat Üzerine Yersiz Yorumlar" (2008), "Uyku Tulumunda Spor" (2004), "Sanatın Suç Ortakları" (2003), "Kavramın Sınırlarında" (with Ali Akay, 1998), and "Pisuarın Bir Dekonstrüksiyonu" (with Ali Alay, 1994). He also published the biography of Sadi Diren. Zeytinoğlu currently teaches at Mimar Sinan Fine Art University, Marmara University, Eskişehir Anadolu University, Kadir Has University, and Yeditepe University. He has also written for Cyprus Africa Newspaper.