Art news from ‘Turkey’

NON Gallery, Istanbul: There Is No God In the Sky Only Birds

Extrastruggle- There Is No God In the Sky Only Birds (…) But then, when I failed to cut my ties with materiality and restricted time, I sadly understood: Any type of government based on the rule of human beings by human beings is bound to end in injustice, unfairness and oppression. So it is necessary [...]

Merkur Gallery, Istanbul: Heaven

Ali İbrahim Ocal HEAVEN 11-04-2014 – 03-05-2014 Ali Ibrahim Ocal’s third solo-exhibition which consists of the works that he has created in the last period named ‘’Heaven’’ will take place at Merkur between the dates 11th April- 3rd May. Ocal’s works take hold of the ‘’human fact’’ as far from the story, which imagery materializes [...]

Apel Gallery: Gamze Taşdan -No Big Deal!

Gamze Taşdan  “No Big Deal!”  May 8th – June 5th 2014 The works in Gamze Taşdan’s first solo exhibition “No Big Deal!” take as their starting point states of womanhood, gender, and traditional culture in Turkish cinema. In her works, by exaggerating linguistic and visual elements that subordinate women, or by deconstructing and reconstructing these, [...]

Nev Gallery, Istanbul: NOW

Selçuk Demirel Şimdi | Now 04.04.2014 – 03.05.2014       Opening : 04.04.2014, 18:00

Apel Gallery, Istanbul: Emre Senan- Banal

Emre Senan  “Banal”  5th April – 3rd May  2014 Emre Senan opens his 13th solo exhibition on April the 5th at Gallery Apel where he held the solo exhibitions “Tables”, “Lobotomy is our right, we’ll gouge it out”, and “Instant Rag” in previous years. The opening of the exhibition “Banal” will also be a celebration [...]

Sanatorium, Istanbul: Ludovic Berhardt – Drones, pills & yantras

Ludovic Berhardt 'Drones, pills & yantras'  DRONES, PILLS & YANTRAS, Ludovic Bernhardt Sanatorium 3 April – 10 May 2014 Opening: 3 Nisan 2014, 18:30 Ludovic Bernhardt’s new solo exhibition aims to draw attention to the post-industrial society’s some of the visual rituals. Medicines and pills packaging, military codes, fictional maps, Yantra diagrams and Mandalas, and [...]

Zilberman Gallery: Salute!

14/03/2014 – 03/05/2014 Eşref Yıldırım’s solo exhibition, “Salute!” will be presented at Galeri Zilberman between March 14th and May 3rd, 2014. “Salute!” was developed in relation to Eşref Yıldırım’s previous exhibition, “Nobody’s Death” that also took place at Galeri Zilberman in 2012. With “Nobody’s Death”, which took as its point of departure 3rd page news [...]

PiLOT Gallery: I have a feeling

I have a feeling MURAT ŞAHİNLER 21 FEBRUARY – 12 APRİL A solo exhibition by Murat Şahinler Curated by Leyla Gediz and Misal Adnan Yıldız 22.02.2014 – 12.04.2014 Açılış / Opening: 21.02.2014, 18:30-20:30 Söyleşi / Curators Talk: 22.02.2014, 17:00 Featuring the recent works of Istanbul based artist Murat Şahinler, the exhibition titled “I have a [...]

Zilberman Gallery: Selçuk Artut – Data Reality

With an exhibition that brings together elements of sound, interactive installation, and virtual reality, Selçuk Artut uses the four-roomed structure of Galeri Zilberman’s second floor exhibition space in Mısır Apartmanı as a tool. Combining multiple media and methods of production, the exhibition experience begins with a visualization of “brainstorming”—a vinyl map of ideas and sources [...]

Sanatorium, Istanbul: Silver Planet

Orhan Cem Çetin – Silver Planet One of the most prominent figures in the art of contemporary photography in Turkey, Orhan Cem Çetin, returns with his bold and distinctive style.  Having reached a simplified, pure, straight visual style in his recent series, Çetin’s works shown at Sanatorium represent a sharp turn as though completing a [...]

Nev Gallery, Istanbul: Traces of This World

Ani Çelik Arevyan Traces of This World | Bu Dünyaya Ait İzler 10.01.2014 – 08.02.2014  ANİ ÇELİK AREVYAN’S LATEST SOLO EXHIBITION “TRACES OF THIS WORLD” OPENS AT GALERİ NEV İSTANBUL Ani Çelik Arevyan’s latest photograph series “Traces of This World” can be seen at Galeri Nev İstanbul opening on January 10. Arevyan’s third solo exhibition [...]

KUAD GALLERY: Unhappy Ready-Made

KUAD GALLERY, presents an exhibition on ready-mades on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Marcel Duchamp’s two ready-mades: Bicycle Wheel  (1913) and Bottle Rack (1914) with the participation of Gülçin Aksoy, Songül Boyraz, Hera Büyüktaşçıyan, Lydia Dambassina,  Ivan Egelski, Erol Eskici, Şakir Gökçebağ, Hakan Gürsoytrak, Pravdoliub Ivanov,  Serhat Kiraz,  Komet, Murat Morova, Ahmet Öktem, [...]

Sanatorium, Istanbul: Out of Place

Çağla Köseoğulları- OUT-OF-PLACE The First Exhibition of 2014 at Sanatorium: Out of Place Sanatorium starts off 2014 with a solo exhibition by Çağla Köseoğulları titled Out of Place (Yersiz). Opening on January 8, the exhibition will feature her ink drawings on paper focusing on issues of city and migration, tracking down what is ignored, rendered [...]

Pi Artworks: Theorem

Osman Dinç: Theorem 10-01-2014 / 22- 02- 2014  Following on from a solo exhibition in Ankara in 2012, legendary artist Osman Dinç presents new works at Pi Artworks Istanbul this January. The artist, who has been based in Paris since 1977, creates his “figurative works telling their own stories” in various materials, including metal, glass, [...]

Pg Art Gallery: More Than One!

More Than One! / Jak Baruh December 10, 2013 – January 12, 2014 Pg Art Gallery is presenting its newest exhibition, “More than One!” by Jack Baruh, between December 10, 2013 and January 12, 2014. Baruh is showing collage works made from photographs he has taken in various locations. Delving into the relationship between digital [...]

NON Gallery: Deep State

Deep State  Karen Mirza & Brad Butler January 8 – February 15, 2014 NON presents “Deep State”, a solo exhibition featuring the work of Karen Mirza and Brad Butler. The show places at its center the 40 minute long HD film by Mirza and Butler that has been scripted in collaboration with the science fiction [...]

Elipsis Gallery: MICHEL COMTE – Fame

ELIPSIS GALLERY  MICHEL COMTE – Fame  12 December 2013 – 25 January 2014  Elipsis Gallery is pleased to announce Fame, the second solo show of internationally renowned Swiss photographer Michel Comte to be held in Turkey, from 12 December until 25 January 2014. Fame covers a selection of Comte’s woks of film, art, show with [...]

Apel Gallery, Istanbul: roots , branches and leaves

Yücel Kale   “roots , branches and leaves” sculpture exhibition 14 December 2013 – 11 January 2014 “My feet are like seeds blowing in the wind , touching down only to be carried away again. I am like a tree , my roots kept secret in my conscious…” Yücel Kale

Merkur Gallery: OLD CITY

ARA GÜLER “OLD CITY” 16 December 2013 – 15 January 2014 MERKUR proudly presents the colored photographs of Istanbul that has not been exhibited together before, by the master of Turkish photography Ara Guler, who has a distinguished place in the world history of photography. Adopting the style of a great tradition of social documentary, [...]

NEV Gallery, Istanbul: Nursing Modern Fall

İnci Eviner Nursing Modern Fall  06.12.2013 – 04.01.2014 Opening : 06.12.2013, 18:00