The Mahalla Festival invites international artists to interactively and interdisciplinary palimplest, to redefine and re-describe, to recycle, upcycle and to develop something new out of the old, forgotten, leftover and suppressed.
The artists will produce side specific works in the historical building of the school. Blackboards in classrooms are part of the installations. Photographs of Sema Kahraman Vurucu about Tatavla are corresponding with objects in the Archive Room.
Concerts, Shows and Workshops will be organized. All of them are interactive and open to participation. The festival will maintain a busy online presence. Activities are local, but our dialogue is global.
Istanbul-based American artist Nora Byrne (USA/TR) will design a new face of the city on a wall every day with the papers she collects. The production of the artist’s work is open to participants.
We will update the Mahalla Festival website regular with the details. So check out often.