Café Chalupecký: Övul Ö. Durmuşoğlu - online
Focused on the intersectional narratives around contemporary political subjectivities, Övül Ö. Durmusoglu acts between singular languages and collective energies, worldly immersions and historical cosmologies. In this video, through text excerpts and examples of recent curatorial work, Övül weaves together certain threads such as aesthetics of togetherness, community/immunity, self-care, infrastructure, intimacy and personal/collective healing. Dedicated to bell hooks feminist and queer thinker and activist who passed away on 15th December 2021.
Övül Ö. Durmusoglu is an independent curator, educator and writer, currently guest professor and program co-leader in the Graduate School, UdK Berlin and visiting professor in the HBK Braunschweig. Focused on the intersectional narratives around contemporary political subjectivities, she acts between singular languages and collective energies, worldly immersions and historical cosmologies. Övül has recently co-curated 3rd Autostrada Biennale in Kosovo, 12th Survival Kit Festival in Riga, Latvia and “Die Balkone: Life, Art, Pandemic and Proximity” in Berlin (2020-21) with Joanna Warsza. In the past, she was curator at Steirischer Herbst; co-curated different sections of 10th, 13th and 14th Istanbul Biennials; and organised Public Programs for dOCUMENTA (13), among others. She is engaged with CA2M Madrid, Kunsthalle Wien and Martin Gropius Bau for her future projects.