December 22 - January 9| Young Photographers Exhibition in Istanbul

December 9|  Screening of Winter Sleep

September 19 - October 19| The Built Environment, Lower East Side in Istanbul

May 20, 2014| Threshold - A Staged Reading by Hasan Erkek

May 16 - 25, 2014| 13th New York Turkish Film Festival

May 15, 2014| Young Photographers Award Open Call Application Deadline

May 2-3, 2014| Sakinan Göze Çöp Batar (An Overprotected Eye Always Gets Sand in it)

April 1, 2014| Deadline for SVA Summer Residency Scholarship

January 16 - March 1, 2014| Private Matters organized by Ceren Erdem, Jaime Schwartz, and Lisa Hayes Williams

November 12-30, 2013 | 2013 Young Photographers Exhibition in Istanbul at The Elipsis Gallery

August 2, 2013 | 13th NYTFF Film Submission Deadline

July 27-28| "Oasis" Presented by NY2Dance at Ailey Citigroup Theater

May 2013| 2013 YPA Winner Announcement

March 21| Deadline for SVA Summer Residency Scholarship Applications

November 30, 2012| Priene Hali Benefit Sale

August 26, 2012| Korhan Basaran performance at the Wild Project

June 27, 2012| 2012 SVA Open Studios

March 30-September 15, 2012| "Films About Conscience" Open Call

April 27-May 10, 2012| "The Space Between: A Panorama of Cinema in Turkey" at The Film Society of Lincoln Center

January 4-17, 2012| "Once Upon a Time in Anatolia" at Film Forum 

January 4-15, 2012 | "Lick but Don't Swallow," by Ozen Yula

November 5-18, 2011 | "Young Photographers Award" Exhibition 

November 11, 2011|Kardes Turkuler Music Workshop

November 11, 2011| Asli Çavuşoğlu: Words Dash Against the Façade

November 13, 2011 Kardes Turkuler in Concert with Arto Tuncboyaciyan  feat. Special Guest Ara Dinkjian

October 15, 2011| Application Deadline for Call for Short Films: "Films about Conscience" Project

October 8, 2011|Once Upon a Time in Anatolia by Nuri Bilge Ceylan at NYFF

July 13-16, 2011 | "For Rent," by Ozen Yula    

June 2011 | Summer Residency Program at SVA

May 2011 | "Young Photographers Award" winner announcement

April 11 | Summer Residency Program at SVA Application Deadline

March 25&27 | Public Screening of Majority (Cogunluk)

December 3-5, 10-12 | 12th New York Turkish Film Festival

October-November 2010 | Turkish Film Screenings in Ithaca (NY), Madison (MI), Milwaukee (MI) and Seattle (WA)

August 5, 2010 | Summer Residency Program: Open Studios & Exhibition



Performing Arts


"Lick But Don’t Swallow" debuts this week!

Moon and Stars Project
is pleased to support

"Lick But Don't Swallow"
Co-Presented by The Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival and La MaMa
biriken & Ayça Damgacı (Turkey)
Directed by biriken (Melis Tezkan-Okan Urun)
ft. Nelson Patino, Jr.
Written by Özen Yula

"Lick But Don't Swallow"
January 4 – January 15, 2012

La MaMa First Floor Theatre
74A East 4th Street New York, NY 10003

Performed in Turkish with English supertitles

$20 Tickets
For tickets, call 212-475-7710 or purchase here
Tickets On Sale Thru: January 15, 2012

Performance Schedule:
an 4 at 8:30pm, Jan 5 at 7pm, Jan 7 at 2pm, Jan 8 at 8:30pm, Jan 9 at 8:30pm, Jan 11* at 7pm, Jan 13 at 7pm, Jan 14 at 2:30pm, Jan 15 at 7pm

* January 11 Performance will be followed by a talkback session with Özen Yula and the cast including Ayça Damgacı (actress-producer), Handan Özbilgin (Assistant Director, La Guardia Performing Arts Center), Melis Tezkan (Actress-Director), Okan Urun (Actor, Director) and Binnaz Saktanber (Arts & Culture Director, Moon and Stars Project).

 An angel comes down from heaven but finds herself in the body of a porn star. The clock is ticking – who can she save? Or is it just a dream of a porn star to save herself and the world?




Asli Çavuşoğlu: Words Dash Against the Façade


Friday, November 11, 2011

11:11 am – 1:11 pm

Tour will begin at the Obelisk (Cleopatra's Needle) on 81st Street behind the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Buildings include: Hearst Tower, Club 21 and 55 Central West aka Ghostbusters Building.

Admission: $10


Performa and Moon and Stars Project are pleased to present Aslı Çavuşoğlu's “Words Dash Against the Façade,” a fortune-telling walking tour of Manhattan’s famous buildings during which selected interpreters will be given free rein to create the rules of fortune-telling through the use of potentially disputable sources and through the framework of their personal perspectives.
This unusual project, curated by Defne Ayas, is part of Performa 11, the fourth edition of the visual art performance biennial in New York City (November 1–21, 2011), and the first work in the United States by Istanbul-based Çavuşoğlu.


Aslı Çavuşoğlu (b. 1982, Istanbul, Turkey) is an artist/writer. The bulk of her work stems from experimental narrative exercises, working around mechanisms of erasure, repetition, replicas, and narrative interplay. She uses various mediums such as artists’ books, videos, and installations. Recent exhibitions include We Have Woven the Motherlands with Nets of Iron, curated by Eric Gottesman & Toleen Touq, Amman, JO, Qui admires-vous?, curated by Isabelle Le Normand and Florence Ostende, La Box, Bourges, FR, Voices from silence –Truths Unveiled by Time, curated by Ilaria Gianni, Galerie Opdhal, Berlin, D, This Place Has No Size at All (2009), Kadist Art Foundation, Paris. The artists’ books she has produced include Takip/Poursuite (2006), Caiet De Geografie (2006), The Unsubscribed Life of Peter Böse (2007), In Patagonia after Bruce Chatwin (2009).


The Moon and Stars Fall & Winter 2011/2012 program has been made possible by
a generous grant from the Turkish Cultural Foundation


and the generous support of the following organizations

Gold Sponsor    


Silver Sponsor    

Art Enthusiast


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