Contemporary Istanbul 2014
Oct 1, 2014 1:54PM

Dedicated to showcasing new media, the Plugin New Media Section, now in its second year of running between November 13th to November 16th 2014 at the Istanbul Congress Centre and the Istanbul Convention and Exhibition Centre (ICEC).

It focuses on as many examples as possible of the wide array of genres that make up the digital art and design scene: sound and light installations, video art, interactive and generative design, indoor mapping projects, robotic designs and more.Sound art will be one of the main focal points of Plugin this year.

One of the most important sound artists of the world, Zimoun will be showcasing a 6-meter installation in Plugin Istanbul. The Swiss artist is famous for his sound sculptures that combine raw, industrial materials such as cardboard boxes, plastic bags, or old furniture, with mechanical elements such as dc-motors, wires, microphones, speakers and ventilators. He received the prestigious Arts Electronia Prize in 2010.

Musion Eyeliner, the pioneer company in hologram technology, will be commissioning a holographic artwork specifically for Plugin Istanbul. The artwork will be created by the leading digital arts and design studio in Turkey, NOHlab of the duo Candaş Şişman and Deniz Kader. They have received the prestigious Ars Electronica Prize twice -in 2011 and 2013. Şişman’s work is currently featured in the Venice Architecture Biennial. 

American sculptor Paul Myoda will be presented at PLUGIN by Yellow Peril Gallery of Rhode Island. Myoda is widely recognized as the co-creator of “Tribute in Light”, a work that brought the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center back to life in the form of light following 9/11. The work has been featured on the cover of the Time magazine on the 10th anniversary of the attack.

Other highlights include Dutch artist, Simon Heijdens, who will exhibit his most famous work, Tree, at PLUGIN. Exhibiting for the first time in Istanbul, Heijdens’ work has been exhibited in major museums including the Victoria & Albert Museum (London), the Design Museum (London) and MoMA (New York).

Contemporary Istanbul 2014