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A nonprofit biennial newspaper that is published during Sinopale. Special English Issue

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WISDOM OF SHADOW: ART IN THE ERA OF CORRUPTED INFORMATION The Conceptual Framework of Sinopale 4 Isın Önol This exhibition project proposes to invite artists and curators to deal with the notion of spreading information, not through light, but through shadows and dark- ness as a response to the existing global politics in relation to the development projects in the city of Sinop. The artists are mainly invited to produce interactive work to receive the direct involvement of the residents of the city. pg. 2



This summer Sinopale will take place for the fourth time. A good opportunity to both look back to the past of the event and out to what the fourth edition is about to bring this year. pg. 4

OUT OF THE SHADOW - MULTI DISCIPLINARY PERFORMING Experience Exchange is part of the Kunstfactor program Turkey 2012 and NLTR400, celebrating 400 years diplomatic relations between Turkey and The Netherlands. pg. 7

NOW WAKES THE SEA It Is initiated by Dutch Satellietgroep and involves research based air programs for artists / filmmakers in coastal transition areas around the Black Sea and North Sea to develop new works pg. 7

A NEW ELEMENT OF SINOPALE 4: SINOPALE ACADEMY Art education and training were integrated in every Sinopale, this year it is a separate program with different projects and a wider content. pg. 8

THEY ARE SINGING THE SONG OF FRIENDSHIP by Ana Riaboshenko This photography exhibition contains images published in newspapers, shown on TV, selected as the best representations of a happy Soviet people, with an aim to show every nation in the whole world, how happy the Soviet people are. pg. 9


URBAN DEVELOPMENT What is going on at Sinopale Forum, between August 25-26? There will be an opening speech on Saturday (August 25) at 11.00 h, followed by a speech on the topic “Culture and Arts as Catalyzers for Urban Development. pg. 11

This summer, questions are going to be raised in Sinop, thoughts triggered, horizons broadened and viewpoints altered. New ideas and possibilities are going to be conceived and presented, to create a better urban living space in Turkey’s most northern city. Now it’s up to you. Pick your favorite parts of the programme, get involved and become a part of Sinopale!

The Sinop Biennial takes place this year for the fourth time under the title “Wisdom of Shadow – Art in the Era of Corrupted Information”, created by curator Isın Önol.

25 national and international artists and several curators are coming to Sinop to create art in interaction with the people of Sinop.


As every other year (and in the time between), Sinopale is a project that caters to everyone and every age. The creation of a better social living space for Sinopeans, established through the combination of arts, culture and urban development, is the declared goal of Sinopale. To achieve this aim, Sinopale gladly collaborates with our local, national, and international partners.

Between August 1st and September 12th, aside from the main contemporary art exhibition, the programme is packed with workshops, exhibitions, forums, installations, and performances. The start takes place with the “Experience Exchange” performing arts workshop and a performance for youngsters from Holland and Turkey. Also catering for the younger population of Sinop, a fashion design workshop for children by Berna Konyalı is on the schedule. Within the framework of Sinopale Academy there will be a collaboration with Halle Art Academy (Germany), whose students come to Sinop to produce artworks, taking the city as their object. The third part of Sinopale Academy concerns the training of the art teachers, where art professionals and those who are interested in the field can sharpen their skills.

The 2011 event “Collecting the Future” is going to be continued in 2012 in the Sinopale Forum. Experts from different countries are going to present the best practices of transformed cultural heritage structures into cultural centers. In the evening of the first day of the Sinopale Forum, Shalva Alkhanaidze’s photography exhibitions titled “From Tusheti Region Series of 10 Women Portraits Passport Photos” and “Deep in Soviet Georgia” will be opened as well. The next day, artists, curators and the public will be discussing Sinopale’s conceptual framework. To round the day off, there will be a Public Walk & Artist Talk through the exhibition guided by the artists explaining their artworks.

Exhibitions will be open for visitors until September 12th. To learn more about times, dates, and venues of all activities, please see the attached program in this issue of Sinopsis.

he fourth edition of Turkey’s one-of-a-kind international biennial is about to start! The contemporary art exhibition referring to the title mentioned above will open on August 24th in the historical Prison. Venues are spread all over town and include old and new places, public spaces, squares, shops, cafés etc. About

illustration by Osman Sari

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