PortIzmir and Canakkale Biennial join forces in their search to visualize the art memory of their cities, to highlight their expertise in contemporary art in a sustainable and permanent structure, and to inform and involve public authorities, the private sector, and other arts institutions in the process, as well as to reconsider theories and practices on museology in the light of their specific needs and objectives. ‘K2 Contemporary Art Association’ and Canakkale Biennial Initiative ‘CABININ’, which have strengthened their cooperation within the scope of different projects in recent years, are bringing to life the first step of ‘Co-Thinking on Reminiscences of Contemporary Art’.
With a month-long program comprised of exhibitions, they show selections of artworks inspired by these cities and produced within the scope of PortIzmir and Canakkale Biennial, as well as interviews and panels that bring together different institutions and experts of the field. The aim is to create an inspiring context to discuss the sustainability of contemporary art practices. In the context of the current pandemic conditions, as well as under the effect of the earthquake that occurred in Izmir recently all exhibitions and panels are organized online.