Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to ART POKER at Club Gallístico San Miguel.
I’m Fernando Noriega and I know this “Gallera” since I was a child, once my dad brought me.
But today, ladies and gentlemen, we are not here to see an ordinary cockfight. Today, however we have some good brave cocks, cocks from art, and they will play not with their spurs or spikes, but with their intelligence and with help of luck in a poker game.
For today’s ART POKER game, we have eight Colombian giants of art, who come to play with their own art works, and three lucky winners that will have the works of their adversaries.
We have here Clemencia Poveda, Rosario Lopez, Miler Lagos, Carlos Castro, Saúl Sánchez, Luis Aristizabal, Esteban Gutierrez and Nicolás Sanin.
Players: Clemencia Poveda, Rosario Lopez, Miler Lagos, Carlos Castro, Saúl Sánchez, Luis Aristizabal, Esteban Gutierrez and Nicolás Sanin
1st place: Clemencia Poveda, 2nd place: Miler Lagos, 3rd place: Nicolás Sanin
During Istanbul Biennial at Galata Perform theatre space.
Players: Mustafa Pancar, Genco Gulan, Zaven Cigdemoglu, Kurucu Kocanoglu, Asim Samli, Murteza, Ayhan Faz, Eugene Perera and Bulent Kullukcu.
Dealer: Dilara Oner
Photography: Billur Ulku
Video: Abbas Nokhasteh
Art writing: Rumeysa Kiger
1st place: Asim Samli, 2nd place: Eugene Perera, 3rd place: Kurucu Kocanoglu
Artworks staked included a limited edition short film, sculptures, painting, artist’s sketch book, prints, drawing, a chess master class and caving experience.