Haig Aivazian: Still Waters Run Deep: On Short Circuits, Grounding, and Sabatoge

Haig Aivazian will pose some questions on the artists’ responsibility, the tensions and affinities between artistic methods and activist work. He has spent a month in Istanbul researching on the figure of Armenian musician Oudi Hrant, conversing with journalists, musicians, music historians and instruments craftsmen. He will elaborate on his experience in the city and talk further into his past three projects. Haig will also delve into his engagement with Gulf Labor Coalition, a coalition highlighting funding and labor questions in the construction of the new cultural institutions around Gulf.

Haig Aivazian is an artist, curator and writer born in Lebanon. Using performance, video, installation and sculpture, his work weaves together personal and geo-political, micro and macro narratives as it searches for ideological loopholes and short circuits. The result is a set of elaborate and layered narratives that draw parallels between seemingly unrelated events –between the invisible and the over visualized, the historical and the undocumented— in order to unearth underlying mechanisms of how histories are told.

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TMM HQ Istanbul, AUG 29 20:00 – 21:00

Doors Open 20.00

Talk begins at 20.30

The talk will be held in English.
Address: The Moving Museum HQ , Ark Kultur
Batarya Sk. No.2 Cihangir, Istanbul