Kim Bouvy

14-26 september 2012: Tourist Information Rotterdam-Istanbul

4162_03_stadion001_bew_web.jpg
Stadium, Kasımpaşa - Kim Bouvy 2012

Tourist Information Rotterdam-Istanbul

In Rotterdam a temporary tourist information centre for Istanbul is created. Photographers Kim Bouvy and Hans Wilschut offer their vision of the highly populated city of Istanbul. The enormous changes that have swept through Istanbul are also visible in its urban planning. For Tourist Information Istanbul, they visited both the city’s famous and lesser-known locations, like the modernistic city hall and the residential area Bosporus City. The Istanbul bureau SO? Architecture & ideas has devised a unique presentation with the work of the photographers and designers. Tourist Information temporarily becomes the fictitious centre of a city in another city.

In 2012 The Netherlands and Turkey are celebrating 400 years of diplomatic relations. By the manifestation Tourist Information, both cities are presented in a new way, as ‘promotion’ through the eyes of artists and with the works of architects. They are literally put on the map in another city, where the photographers and architects are challenged to present an image of the city, responding to existing campaigns with personal and artistic reflections. The artists are challenged to explore their artistic view to create a new and alternative ‘campaign’, exploring the sense of the city with their own means.

Tourist Information Rotterdam-Istanbul is a project initiated and produced by Perplekcity, Pieter Kuster and Emine Yilmazgil, a collective for urban programming.

Photographers: Kim Bouvy, Hans Wilschut, Ali Taptik and Serkan Taycan

Architects: SO? Architecture and Ideas, 2012 Architecten

Tourist Information Istanbul in Rotterdam
Westblaak 86
Open Tue-Sun 13-18h
14-26 september 2012
http://www.rotterdamistanbul.com

img_1402_web_istanbul.jpg

img_0094_web_istanbul.jpg

Installation shots ‘Taksim Square’, - Kim Bouvy 2012
(double channel slide installation, 154 35 mm slides)