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PASAJ's 2019 - 2020 program was carried out with a series of projects and meetings under the title “Bothers my brain, touches my soul”. Focusing on the current conditions of being an artist, the tools, and methods used by the artist to produce in the collapse of freedom of expression, the program hosted artist projects concerned with the current problems of censorship, self-censorship, and memory. The last four exhibitions did not take place due to the pandemic.

With the support of SAHA, Nimet, an installation by Kıymet Daştan and <andata> IN, an installation by Aslı Dinç will meet with the audience.

KIYMET DAŞTAN | NİMET 14 - 30.04.2021 

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Kıymet Daştan started to transform Nimet into physical forms years ago. Nimet takes its name from the historical Ottoman han where PASAJ is located and integrates with the memory of the space and its surroundings and comes to life as an installation. The artist, starting from the first cut she remembers in her life, makes us think about class differences and hypocrisy. While pointing out how we witness the events we are exposed to and how we position ourselves in opposition, she emphasizes the cut itself. Kıymet Dastan plans to add another layer to the installation by reconsidering the connection established with bread during the pandemic.

NATI KRAWTZ | HOW TO SWIM | 28.05 - 08.06.2021 

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Kıymet Daştan started to transform Nimet into physical forms years ago. Nimet takes its name from the historical Ottoman han where PASAJ is located and integrates with the memory of the space and its surroundings and comes to life as an installation. The artist, starting from the first cut she remembers in her life, makes us think about class differences and hypocrisy. While pointing out how we witness the events we are exposed to and how we position ourselves in opposition, she emphasizes the cut itself. Kıymet Dastan plans to add another layer to the installation by reconsidering the connection established with bread during the pandemic.

ASLI DİNÇ | <andata> | 02 - 12.06.2021

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Aslı Dinç,  pursues the purest information, moments of the raw, unprocessed human in a system where daily life and our data are completely commodified. After the 16th Istanbul Biennial, <andata> opens the doors of its cell at PASAJ. The artist constructing the exhibition space as a future organizational area presents online data entry as a live performance, inviting the audience to the processor setup room where the data is processed.

EDUARDO CRUCES | Poéticas de Arte y Des-industrialización | 14.6.2021 

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Poéticas de Arte y Des-industrialización (Poetics of Art and De-industrialization) consists of questioning, testing and developing methodologies through a combination of artistic projects in the context of global deindustrialization, and seeks to understand how to transfer this research and create an exchange with the audience in a live experience around this question: What would it mean to deindustrialize artistic practices and ourselves?

ALİ KANAL | AIR Bayrampaşa: Artist as a flaneur (curator: Christian Oxenius)
21.06 - 30.06.2021

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Building his practice of production on taking long walks around the idle, deserted places and creating sculpture using the objects he finds, Ali Kanal now collects traces from the venues of Bayrampasa.

The artist has wandered all around the area during his stay in Bayrampasa for 14 days and is trying to describe the familiar feeling evoked by industrial zones and cemeteries with the objects he collects.

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