clockwise from top left: Köken Ergun, developed by Protocinema & the Garage, exhibited at The Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow; Mika Tajima, Emotion Commune, Istanbul; Kevser Güler’s Proto5533 Emerging Artist & Curator exhibition with Essi Kausalainen and Müge Yılmaz; Lara Ögel, Come Back! All is Forgiven, Paris.

Dear Comrades,

2016 celebrates FIVE years of Protocinema exhibitions & interventions, a major mile stone for us.

This past year we co-developed a longterm research project with Köken Ergun, that cumulated in the most extensive exhibition of his work at The Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow, investigating expansionist policies. In Istanbul we presented a new commission by Mika Tajima, Emotion Commune, with wifi embedded lights creating “simultaneous empathy” across nations, on one side, and examining computational technologies that provide urban management and regulation, on the other. This spring we also finished Proto5533 - our Emerging Curator and Artist Series with artist-run space 5533, which presented exhibitions by: Naz Cuguoğlu, Kevser Güler, Mehmet Kahraman, Ghaith Mofeed, Nicole O'Rourke, Ilhan Ozan and Ulya Soley. We finished the year in Paris with a new commission by Lara Ögel which reflected on the failure of patriarchy and the role of family structure. Her site-specific installation Come Back! All is Forgiven was her first exhibition outside of Turkey and was co-curated with Mary Rinebold Copeland, presented with support from SAHA, Istanbul.

Thanks to everyone who joined us for our Five Year Anniversary Dinner in Miami co-hosted by our newest board member: Dillon Cohen. Please join us for another celebration in Istanbul, hosted by Jason Heard and Sheldon La Pierre.

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With Gratitude and Enthusiasm,


Mari Spirito
PROTOCİNEMA      Peaceful New Year  * * *  Mutlu Huzurlu  2017 * * *