3 DAYS with MASA, 2018
Leman S. Darıcıoğlu
3 Days – 8 Hours a Day
BLOK art space Büyük Valide Han, Istanbul
Masa Project for a performance entitled 3 DAYS with MASA. Based on the need for collectivity and alternative areas, Masa Project was reinterpret its presence with the performance of Leman S. Darıcıoğlu.
A performance of interrogation about history, memory, remembrance and mis-remembrance 3 Days with Masa has been presented for 3 days and 8 hours a day between 11th and 13th January 2019 in Büyük Valide Han.
An alternative place for Turkish contemporary art scene, Masa Project presented more than 40 artist in 12 years and for this special project Masa is excited to be a subject and an object of a performance art. Masa Project transformed into a place where possibilities about time and form is explored.
Centered around the the history of minority and issues about labour, 3 DAYS with MASA aims to be a bridge between the two socio-culturally opposite historical districts of Istanbul.
Büyük Valide Han, located in Eminönü and Dolapdere has been in dialogue with the performance of Leman S. Darıcıoğlu.
Livestream of 3 Days with Masa has been displayed at the Mardo Ohanoğlu’s shopwindow in Dolapdere, the joiner of Masa.
Masa; Space for Contemporary Art.
Masa project is initiated by Vahit Tuna in 2006. In today’s world of Turkish Contemporary Art, Masa will stand as an alternative to big budget projects, institutionalized art, galleries that work with only a group of well established names, and it will head for a younger production overall. In this contex
“3 DAYS wıth MASA” is actualised with the consolidation of Art On Istanbul, Space Debris Art,
Jüs İstanbul ve Reflect Studio.
Special thanks to; Doğukan Özpınar for sound editing , Kayhan Kaygusuz and Gülbin Eriş for
photograph and video recording during the performance, Hacı Ahmet Söbüçovalı and Asiye
Gürbüz Ohanoğlu for utilization of workshop space.
© Leman S.Darıcıoğlu and Performistanbul, @MASA Project