Realised as part of Arter’s Learning Programme, Arter Research Programme aims to support cultural producers working in the field of contemporary art in diversifying their research methods, perspectives and forms of expressions. The programme is shaped collaboratively by participants and programme facilitators with a process-oriented approach which prioritises self-organisation.
The publication titled Re: [aap_2019], produced in conjunction with the inaugural edition of the Arter Research Programme that took place between October 2019 and July 2020, follows the trajectory of the individual researches of participants and the collective experience shared throughout the programme. Comprised of ten separate booklets, the publication features contributions by Deniz Aktaş, Eser Epözdemir, Ayşe İdil İdil, Gizem Karakaş, Neslihan Koyuncu Bali, Sarp Renk Özer, Nora Tataryan, Ezgi Tok and Alper Turan, along with an introductory text written by programme facilitators İz Öztat and Merve Ünsal, delineating the visible and invisible intersections among the participants’ respective contributions and the collective process that informed the publication. Borrowing its title from the e-mail group used by the participants during the programme, Re: [aap_2019] is presented as a bilingual (Turkish and English) limited and numbered edition.