Spike Island

CANCELLEDAlt ÜstExhibition Tour


Saturday 8 March 2014, 2pm


Free, no need to book

Event type


Ben Owen, artist, musician and Spike Island studio holder leads an informal tour of Cevdet Erek's Alt Üst

Cevdet Erek

Cevdet Erek (b.1974) lives and works in Istanbul. He has exhibited at venues including MAK-Vienna (2012), Tate Modern-London (2011), Arter-Istanbul (2010), Stedelijk Museum-Amsterdam (2006), among others. Week, a solo exhibition, was presented by Kunsthalle Basel-Switzerland in 2012 and Erek also participated in dOCUMENTA(13) with Room of Rhythms, the Istanbul Biennial (2011, 2003) and the 7th Asia Pacific Triennial (2012).

Cevdet Erek was awarded the Uriot Prize with Studio (2005) during his residency at Rijksakademie vbk (2005-2006, Amsterdam) and the Nam Jun Paik Prize (2012).  Erek’s book SSS – Shore Scene Soundtrack was published by BAS in Istanbul in 2008 and more recently, Room of Rhythms 1, was published by Walther König on the occasion of dOCUMENTA(13) in 2012. 

Erek has a PhD from ITU MIAM, Centre for Advanced Studies in Music and until recently worked as an instructor at ITU TM Conservatory and Architecture Faculty. He often collaborates with architects, directors, choreographers, authors and he is also the co-founder of the avant-garde rock act Nekropsi.

Cevdet Erek's website

Benjamin Owen

Owen's work explores disconnection and reflection through spaces and objects. Recent work has explored the potential for objects to become performative as they drift through junk shops, commercial environments and museums. White Beat combines images from Bristol’s City Museum and a re-edit of ‘The Return to OZ’ - a composition that aims to provoke thought about material and presentational forms by disconnecting them from their original contexts.  Owen has coordinated performances through the DIY collective Pull the Strings and worked within a variety of institutions, running workshops and teaching art within schools and colleges.

Benjamin Owen's website

Supported by
  • Akinci
  • PRS
  • SAHA
  • The Elephant Trust