3 days with MASA

Live performance
3 days, 8 hours each day
“Masa project”, Büyük Valide Han
11-13 January 2019
in collaboration of Performistanbul and Blok Art Space

An alternative place for Turkish contemporary art scene, Masa Project presented more than 40 artist in 12 years and for this special project Masa becomes a subject and an object of a performance art. Masa Project had transformed into a place where possibilities about time and form is explored.

A performance of interrogation about history, memory, remembrance and mis-remembrance3 Days with MASA had presented for 3 days and 8 hours a day between 11th and 13th January 2019 in Büyük Valide Han.

For a period of 3 days, 8 hours each day, the artist sands Masa in Block Art Space project room of Büyük Valide Han. During the performance, a sound installation is placed in the area that focuses on, through Masa’s Armenian joiner Mardo Ohanoğlu’s life, the story with minority policies from 1912 to 2000s in Turkey and of the concepts of craft and ateliers.

Centered around the the history of minority and issues about labour, 3 Days with MASA aims to be a bridge between Eminönü and Dolapdere, the two socio-culturally opposite historical districts of Istanbul. Livestream of 3 Days with MASA had displayed at the Mardo Ohanoğlu’s shopwindow in Dolapdere, the joiner of Masa.

Photos by Gülbin Eriş, Kayhan Kaygusuz.