Sharing its program via online channels due to the pandemic, ‘Monitor’ presents Vajiko Chachkhiani and Senem Gökçe Oğultekin in ‘Together, We’re Strangers’ as the first event of the year. The exhibition focuses on an individual’s struggle of accepting her own diversity by disentangling herself from social conventions and constructs a narrative on the possibilities of what we have in common. On the other hand, Sasha Pirogova and Kerem Ozan Bayraktar converge on the source of life in the ‘I Haven’t Told My Garden Yet’ exhibition is inspired by the silent motion of plants during a time in which the consciousness of evanescence has increased globally.
In another event, ‘If These Are Your Footprints’, Deniz Üster and Matthew Bird address fundamental questions; the function of the universe and how to rethink possibilities to address the endless needs of humans, impeding their own survival. In this context, the exhibition constructs a narrative that strives to question the existing conditions in order to form a new one. With ‘The World Forgetting, By The World Forgot’, Niklas Goldbach and Berkay Tuncay examine memory in the digital age and its relation to human psychology. Özlem Altunok, Çelenk Bafra, Gökçe Dervişoğlu Okandan, Kaya Genç, and Azra Tüzünoğlu contribute essays to ‘Monitor’s book, which includes exhibitions organized by ‘Monitor’ since 2018.