MIND THE GAP is a multi-platform arts initiative created by artist Alexia Mellor and co-organized with Michelle Dunn. Mellor formed the concept in order to create an accessible, global forum for emerging contemporary artists and thinkers to discuss, challenge, and connect new ideas. MTG is taking place in Istanbul, Turkey from September 13-15, 2011 and headquartered at IMC5533 in the Istanbul Textile Traders Market.

MIND THE GAP playfully alludes to transportation, but also references borders and gaps of all kinds: geographic, social, and economic. These events are aimed at engaging discussions of how emerging artists from around the globe are addressing issues of geographic and social borders, technological borders, and socioeconomic gaps.

MIND THE GAP asks the following questions:

  • In the face of global economic and environmental crises, what options do we have for a new vision?
  • What does nationality mean in a homogenized world in which multinational chain corporations are on every street corner in every corner of the globe?
  • How have our definitions of place been altered by the technologies we use every day?

MIND THE GAP is a featured panel at ISEA 2011 at Sabanci University in Istanbul, September 18, 2011.

Please consider sponsoring MIND THE GAP. For more information, contact Alexia Mellor and Michelle Dunn at icont.cept@gmail.com. Thank you.

CONT.cept image designed by Bulent Gultek