artSümer Gallery, Istanbul: Middle East Airlines

figurative essays on post-colonialism, 2011, mixed media, 160x300x100cm

Tayfun Serttaş
Middle East Airlines
13 Jan – 18 Feb 2012

artSümer will be hosting the first solo show of Tayfun Serttaş at the gallery between 13 January -18 February. “Middle East Airlines” will consist of the artist’s works of the last two years that have concentrated on the eastern Mediterranean region.

Settaş’s ongoing research within this framework extends to the larger Middle East Project and encompasses the ever-changing political dynamics of the region, its archeological treasures, and historical post-colonial quandary. “Middle East Airlines” is an important exhibition in that it is his first exhibition to be held inTurkey to include this ongoing and complex project.

i know, 2012, mixed media, 210x140x110cm

Researcher and artist Tayfun Serttaş brings together different art forms as collage, installation, photography, found material and drawing in this exhibition. He expresses that Middle East Airlines is the story of “a forced meeting wherein linear truth transforms into psychic reality.

The story, which began on the Anti-Lebanese mountains on a morning when the artist believed everyone in the world other than himself was asleep, will be going on…

artSümer Gallery
kemankeş mah. mumhane
cad. laroz han no:67 karakoy
34425 istanbul turkey
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