Forum-Memory is a contemporary artist group established in Ankara and consists
of artists who are living and working in Ankara in Turkey. The main intersecting
point of these artists is that they are working in different areas at the same
time. This group whose attitudes are in favor of new and radical tendencies
wishes to contribute to both the Ankara and Turkey contemporary art scenes
within the context of some crucial art matters related with local and global
with contemporary art writers as well as artists. Each of the members belong
to different disciplines such as painting, interior design and sculpture is
seeking for a new energy circulating in their creative process.
Forum-Memory is the first contemporary group movement in Ankara. Forum-Memory
is not a battle/struggle group yet it, as a group searching for its own collocutors,
desires to constitute new communication grounds in terms of sharing the worriesof
the local/global art contexts. That is why it can be considered that the main
of the Forum/Memory is to grasp the social realities, outside life appearance
and to work like city archaelogists.
The group also wishes to publish an art magazine two times a year under the title
of the group name along with realizing group exhibitions in parallel with the
magazine. Forum-Memory wants to get to know better and present contemporary
art both at home and abroad through this magazine that will be published in
Turkish and English.
Ferhat Özgür (TU)
Artist, based in Ankara, Turkey.