Artun Alaska Arasli (1987, Ankara) is an artist who lives in and works from Amsterdam, NL. He graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in 2011, and later attended the Staedelschule in Frankfurt am Main. He was a resident at the Van Eyck Academie in 2019. Arasli has had solo exhibitions at Kantine in Brussels, Rozenstraat in Amsterdam and The Tip in Frankfurt am Main. He regularly curates exhibitions, most recently “Parallax” at Wilfried Lentz Rotterdam and “Porcupine” at Van Eyck Academie in Maastricht (both 2019). In 2016 he has written and directed a theater play, The Beauty Commission, that premiered at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.
Artun Alaska Arasli will work on an expanded version of the infamous play ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ by Tennessee Williams. The perspective changes to that of the house where the story takes place in. This new version also takes into account the history of the play and the history of the house in relation to the constantly changing city. By taking a non human view it will be possible to look at our current way of living, life in New Orleans and relations in general in a fresh way.