Plugin Istanbul section focuses on new media and digital arts. It creates a platform which fosters interaction with one another to update and transform the current status of contemporary art by creative interventions and to add-on to the conventional format of an international art fair.
If the experience can deliver an aesthetic creation, the art will extend beyond the retinal perception this leaving an authentic mark in the mind.Coming together with art, technology, forming one of the basic principles of contemporary approaches for knowing, perceiving and feeling the world, transforms in the light of our experiences from past to present, leaving a mark in the minds of humanity along with creating a new aesthetic language by blending the cultural elements of Mediterranean basin with global digital art language. Throughout Plugin, the exhibition will address all new form understandings that are created by the artist in the laboratory and launched with the objective to offer unique experiences on their own, the bodily interaction of the audience, the influence that it receives from new conscience forms experienced, the source of RW. [material] and how it is perceived, how it communicates with the surroundings. It also presents the historical background of these processes through neo-archeological perspectives.
Esra Özkan is the director and curator of bang. Art Innovation Prix by ArtBizTech. She played an active role in different units of the art galleries and museums and has taken part in many local and foreign exhibitions both as a curator and director since 2011. Currently, she is focused on the studies that draw technology, art and science together for her researches and works in the digital art field, while forging a bond between technology, science and art on philosophical grounds.