Happy Together: Collaborators Collaborating: a live event and film shoot

Chisenhale Gallery


In the context of his exhibition “Happy Together: Collaborators Collaborating” at Chisenhale Gallery, artist Ahmet Öğüt will stage a public discussion, bringing together ten people of various professions and nationalities with whom he has previously collaborated. The gallery will be transformed into a TV studio with a specially constructed set used to stage the discussion and, afterwards, to present a film documenting the event.

The public discussion will be chaired by Andrea Phillips, Reader in Fine Art and Director of PhD programmes in the Art Department at Goldsmiths.

It will be filmed and edited in collaboration with UK educational charity WORLDwrite, which encourages young people to use film and new media.


Ahmet Öğüt explores ideas rooted in everyday life, creating situations that weave connections between collective memory, local histories and cultural identities. A Kurdish artist based in Istanbul, Amsterdam and Berlin, Öğüt recently presented work at the 8th Shenzhen Sculpture Biennale and the 19th Biennale of Sydney (both 2014) and was awarded The Visible Award in 2013 for The Silent University.