About the part that art plays in a globalising society

Framer Framed

Özkan Gölpinar

Özkan Gölpinar

Özkan Gölpinar (1968) is a writer, art critic, and filmmaker. Until recently, Gölpinar was working as program manager at the Mondrian Fund and the Fonds voor Beeldende Kunsten Vormgeving en Bouwkunst. Before this, he worked as a senior consultant Culture and Media for organisation advice office Berenschot in Utrecht. In the past, he has worked as a journalist at, amongst others, de Volkskrant, Trouw and a large amount of magazines. Gölpinar has many books, essays, plays, documentaries, articles, reviews, and advice to his name. Gölpinar has been involved with many public program events at Framer Framed such as the opening the exhibitions Crisis of History #2 and #3, as well as moderating the panel discussion Iraqi Stories.

In the last 15 years he has specialised in questions refering to cultural diversity and media. He has in the past been a member of different boards of artistic and cultural institutions, like Internationaal Cultuurpodium Mozaïek, het Nederlands Gespreks Centrum and het Maurits Binger Film Instituut. Next to this, he is a part of the advisory committee of the Fonds voor de Letteren, het Nederlands Fonds voor de Film, de Rotterdamse Kunst Stichting (RKS), het Fonds Amateur en Podiumkunsten (Fapk) and the cultural plan committees of the municipalities for Utrecht and The Hague.

He recently worked within the research programme Contemporary Art Beyond Boundaries (CAbB) of the University of Leiden. The research program referred to the following questions: What does globalising mean for the Dutch art practice, institutions and the discourse? And how do artists shape these issues and what kind of insight gives this to the viewer/researcher in society and the cultural environment?


Voice-over Noord - Part Two
Bustour with performances and lectures about the North of Amsterdam.
Voice-over Noord
Performances and bustour through Amsterdam Noord.
Program surrounding the Crisis of History #3 exhibition
During the exhibition Crisis of History #3 - Beyond History there will be a special event on every Tuesday night with film screenings, lectures and guided tours.
Panel discussion: Iraqi Stories
Framer Framed organizes in cooperation with Cineblend and Dancing on the Edge an evening with artists from Iraq.
Book launch: Changing Perspectives & UNFIXED
Two upcoming publications give an impression of the current debate on globalisation and diversity in contemporary art.