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mahalla events


Location: Kurtuluş Greek School

01.09.2022 – 10.09.2022

daily 12:00 – 8:00 pm

Ona Juciute


Ona Juciute participated into the Mahalla Festival in the frame of parallel events of the 17th Istanbul Biennial as participant of the artist of residency network by the MagiC Carpets platfrom.

She has dealt intensively with the school and the memories of the school in her installation Guest.

She did a research about the history and memories of the Greek School and the Kurtuluş district with talks and interviews, among others with Ömer Koçak who worked 4 decades as building supervisor for the school and the director of the football club of Kurtuluş – Dino Belalidis – who was student at the school 2 decades ago. Ona Juciute created out of this research a touching installation in one of the classrooms with the existing furniture and small ad on.

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