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Mari Spirito Named Director and Curator of New Istanbul Exhibition Space

Mari Spirito, the curator and founding director of Protocinema – a nonprofit that organizes exhibitions traveling between Istanbul and New York – has been appointed as the new curator and director of a recently established art space in Istanbul.

The exhibition space, Alt, opened last month as a venue for exhibitions and performing art projects, Today’s Zaman reports. The center is housed in a former brewery in Bomonti.

Spirito and assistant curator Gökcan Demirkazık said that “authorship” is the theme of Alt’s first season, and the first solo show features the works of Canadian contemporary artist Rodney Graham.

According to Daily Sabah, Spirito said, “Although Turkish art is going through hard times, new galleries and exhibition spaces such as Alt continue to be opened.”