Visual Languages w/ Cengiz Mengüç | 𝓜.𝓐.𝓦 : MET ANDERE WOORDEN : IN OTHER WORDS : بعبارة أخرى
𝓜.𝓐.𝓦 : Met Andere Woorden : IN OTHER WORDS : بعبارة أخرى
*op ieder potje past een dekseltje
A lid for every pot
طنجرة ولقت غطاها
M.A.W. (aka In other words, aka بعبارة أخرى is a 3-week program offering a critical supplement to your Dutch language & culture courses 😸. It is intended for artists and cultural workers who want to learn and practice Dutch, and for Dutch speakers who want to learn about the assumptions and traces of other places hidden in our words. The exhibition at W139 with Sadik Kwaish Alfraji is a perfect setting for this. Come join us on 3 Monday evenings to learn and unlearn Dutch together!
with Cengiz Mengüç
Monday, 13 June 17:00 — 19:30
Cengiz Mengüç is a graphic designer and visual artist interested in diasporic identity expressed through the visual culture and architecture of the everyday. His current practice moves between commissioned design work, side jobs and self-initiated projects, cultural programming and making flyers for shisha lounges. He works across the mediums of installation, print and publishing. His current practice moves between commissioned design work, self-initiated research projects. Currently, he is developing new work based on his ongoing research and typographic exercises investigating and working together with street-level vernacular design-and advertising practices.
Cengiz Mengüç graduated from the ArtEZ Institute of the Arts with a Bachelor degree in graphic design and works and lives in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
W139, Warmoesstraat, 139 Amsterdam
W139 is a presentation and production space for contemporary art. W139 was established in 1979 and in 2019 celebrated forty years of providing artists time and space for free explorations in the heart of Amsterdam.
In dialogue with the collaborating artists and the local communities, the current W139 program marks a renewed positioning of W139 and continues its long history as a supporter of artistic and social resistance, as a platform for dialogue and encounter, as a facilitator, and a collaboration partner for radical imagination and inclusion.
Overall, the program addresses one of the most urgent needs within the cultural spheres and society as a whole: the need for sustained and supported solidarity. Together with artists, makers, designers, researchers, thinkers and activists, the program offers a critical outlook on the repercussions of the dominating neoliberal and capitalist structures. This topic is inspired by the reality of W139 in recent years, particularly after it lost a substantial part of its cultural subsidies. It also responds to and reflects the general atmosphere of the Dutch cultural field with the growing institutional competition over increasingly limited supporting resources.
Questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org