Köken Ergun’s exhibition Young Turks is accompanied by a comprehensive public program of lectures, discussions, and film screenings. The program will open with a discussion between the artist and the curator of the project.
Köken Ergun and Yulia Aksenova will discuss the double function of the schools, which educate young people and also foster intercultural dialogue by creating new kinds of relations between people representing different traditions. Ergun and Aksenova will touch on the problem of neocolonialism, which is another recurrent theme in Ergun’s work, and will discuss its role in the proliferation of knowledge. The artist will also talk about the making of his film on Turkish schools in Indonesia and Kenya, now featured in the exhibition.