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Gate 27, farklı pratiklerin araştırma ve üretim süreçlerini desteklemek ve disiplinlerarası etkileşime zemin yaratmak amacıyla 2019’da kurulmuş bir uluslararası konuk sanatçı programıdır.

“Conversations on Gender and Arts,” on Gate 27’s YouTube Channel!

The recordings of the “Conversations on Gender and Art” event series organized by Gate 27 and Sabancı University Gender and Women’s Studies Center of Excellence (SU Gender) are now available to watch on Gate 27’s YouTube channel.

In 2023, the recordings of the event series held in collaboration with the International Artist Residency Program Gate 27 and Sabancı University Gender and Women’s Studies Center of Excellence (SU Gender) are broadcasted on Gate 27’s YouTube channel with Turkish subtitles. Faculty member of Sabancı University Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Ahu Antmen interviewed the artists Maja Bekan, Nour Shantout, and Dominique Hurth, who were part of the residency program at Gate 27 last year. The interviews offer the opportunity to look at the artists’ production and research processes from a gendered perspective. The events were held in June, September, and October 2023 at Minerva Han, Karaköy. 

The recording of the first event of the series, Let’s Get Together with Maja Bekan – Art, Women and Collectivity will be available on Gate 27’s YouTube channel as of Monday, April 22 at 10 AM (UTC+3). Bekan will talk about her work in performance and visual arts and her recent projects focused on “collective intimacy.”

The second event titled Weaving Tales with Nour Shantout will be available to watch on Monday, April 29 at 10 AM (UTC+3). Shantout will share her work on gender and migration and the impact of these themes on her artistic production.

The final session titled Sculpting Presence with Dominique Hurth will be broadcast on Monday, May 6 at 10 AM (UTC+3). Discussing the relationship between art practice and historical narratives, Hurth will bring up the role of art in the reconstruction of memory and history.

Organized in collaboration with Gate 27 and SU Gender, the event series aims to bring the interactions between art and gender to a wider audience. Each session will offer audiences a comprehensive perspective on the construction of gendered understandings and behaviors and their manifestations in everyday life. The events provide an opportunity to reflect on how these practices can be made visible through art.

About Gate 27

Gate 27 is an international residency program established in 2019 to support the research and production processes of different practices and to create a platform for interdisciplinary interaction that approaches art as a research method. It invites artists, researchers and academics to its spaces in Yeniköy and Ayvalık to establish a dialog around ecology, sustainability, accessibility and local creative networks. It encourages new collaborations through public programs and events. For four to twelve weeks, Gate 27 provides residents with a quiet workspace and workshop environment where they can transform their ideas into production, and facilitates their access to various resources and people to deepen their research. Participants become part of an extensive and ever-growing network of artists and researchers who have previously hosted in the program. Gate 27’s Advisory Board consists of independent curator and art consultant Beral Madra, Sakıp Sabancı Museum Director Dr. Nazan Ölçer, Sabancı University faculty members Assoc. Prof. Dr. Selçuk Artut and Prof. Dr. Ahu Antmen. While the guests of Gate 27 benefit from the consultancy of experts in their fields, they can also come together with the previous guests of the program and expand their professional networks.

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About Sabancı University Center of Excellence for Gender and Women’s Studies (SU Gender)

The Center of Excellence for Gender and Women’s Studies (SU Gender), which officially became a center under Sabancı University in 2015, has been conducting education, research and awareness raising activities since 2006. In addition to its main activities such as the Purple Certificate Program and Curious Steps, the Center also supports research and academic studies in the field of gender through programs such as the Dicle Koğacıoğlu Article Award and the Şirin Tekeli Research Award. In addition to these activities, the Center also supports the transformation needed in society in this field through activities such as international conferences, panels, interviews, and adult trainings that touch many areas.