How To Tell A Story is one of the main stages of the project SHAREs – Informing Transnational Mobilization. SHAREs is an 18 months long project conceived as a platform to develop a transnational collaboration involving people from about 10 European countries from different sectors (cultural operators, artists, journalists, activists philosophers, students) and to establish a long term dialogue with non-EU yet countries (Turkey). SHARES intends to stress the relationship between the role of communication and information production, distribution and consumption, with the potential forms of mobilisation and collaboration as necessarily linked to each other.
How to tell a Story – Exhibition in Istanbul, 12 January – 18 February 2013, at DEPO Istanbul www.depoistanbul.net
Opening 11th January
18.30 with music by Timo Rohula from “1930” by Aleksandra Domenovic
Lecture by Dan Perjovschi, 12th January 1630
Archive (Chiara Figone, Francesca Boenzi, Paolo Caffoni, Ignas Petronis) (Germany/Italy), Aleksandra Domanovic (Serbia/ Germany), Dan Perjovschi (Romania), John Menick (USA), Vladimir Nikolic (Serbia), Marinella Senatore (Italy), John Smith (UK), Imogen Stidworthy (UK), Adam Vackar (Czech Republic/France).
Exhibition curated by Emanuele Guidi and Cathy Larquè
How To Tell A Story is an exhibition that investigates the relationship between artistic practices and the sphere of information production and dissemination.
The title, taken from the series of drawings by John Menick, refers to storytelling as a form of art which respond to precise rules and that, already from the middle of 20th century, expanded from the creative field ! where it referred mainly to the practice of writing ‘screenplays, romance novels, mystery novels, and science fiction novels’ ! to enter and inform every sphere of life from marketing strategies to political discourses and the whole news/media system.
The exhibition starts from this subject to present artistic and cultural practices, which critically play with the mechanisms of storytelling as well as the hierarchies, and power relations that regulate the information distribution. The artists observe the history and the strategies of the official mass media – from TV to radio, from newspapers to different form of printed items – to tackle their role in the shaping of the collective imaginary. At the same time How To Tell A Story presents the work of artists who explore participative methodologies to make possible for collective narratives to emerge and therefore rethink the balance between producer and receiver, between author and audiences.