Art news from ‘Turkey’

Rampa, Istanbul: This secret world that exists right there in public

June 4 — July 19, 2014 this secret world that exists right there in public Rampa’s first group exhibition this secret world that exists right there in public, co-curated by Lara Fresko and Esra Sarıgedik Öktem brings together the works of 16 artists including Etel Adnan, Hüseyin Bahri Alptekin, Francis Alÿs, Otto Berchem, Attilla Csörgő, [...]

Pilot Gallery, Istanbul: Seeing the black panther

seeing the black panther ELMAS DENİZ 09.05.2014 – 28.06.2014 Opening: 09.05.2014 – 18:30-20:30 Elmas Deniz, at Pilot with “seeing the black panther”! Pilot Gallery will be hosting Elmas Deniz’s exhibition titled “seeing the black panther” between May 9th and June 14th. Elmas Deniz is an artist who contemplates global power structures, state control, urbanism, the [...]

PI Artworks, Istanbul: Walking on the Wire

Walking on the Wire Gülay Semercioğlu 2014-05-10 _ 2014-06-28 Walking on the Wire is a presentation of new work by Gülay Semercioğlu, a Turkish artist who plays with our perceptions of light, perspective, depth and colour. Walking on the Wire presents a series of new pieces that exemplify the more sculptural aspects of her recent [...]

NON Gallery: A Research on Liquid State / Berkutay Günel

A Research on Liquid State / Berkutay Günel June 5 – June 28 2014 For three weeks, A Research on Liquid State, a project as an intense study of two years by Berkutay Günel, can be seen in NON and it will be accompanied by spontaneous close/open talks at the terrace of NON. “On Writing, [...]

Zilberman Gallery: Young Fresh Different – V

01/07/2014 – 09/08/2014 Galeri Zilberman is pleased to present the 5th edition of the Young Fresh Different. The exhibition will be opened on Saturday, June 28 at Galeri Zilberman’s space on the second floor of Mısır Apartmanı. Each year the applications are evaluated by different and independent jury members, and this year’s Young Fresh Different [...]

Sanatorium, Istanbul: Sublime

‘SUBLIME’ How do we cope with concepts and feelings that overcome us? How do we establish our personality against the overarching effect of the universe, love, power, society, family? What do we do when the language we use is not sufficient to express experiences such as despair, terror, pleasure, eternity that we feel against ‘the [...]

Zilberman Gallery, Istanbul: INSTINCT

10/05/2014 – 26/07/2014 Galeri Zilberman is pleased to present a solo exhibition of works by American artist Kay Rosen. The exhibition, the artist’ first solo exhibition in Istanbul, features new drawings and paintings as well as a new wall painting. The opening reception is on Friday, May 9 from 6 to 9 pm. The exhibition [...]

ESSL ART AWARD CEE 2015: OPEN CALL FOR ENTRIES

OPEN CALL FOR ENTRIES! The ONLINE APPLICATION for the ESSL ART AWARD CEE 2015 has started (www.essl.museum) Please note: Deadline for registration is 30 June 2014! Registration: 01 May – 30 June 2014 Submission: until 31 August 2014 ESSL ART AWARD CEE 2015 Conferred every two years, the ESSL ART AWARD is dedicated to the [...]

Sanatorium, Istanbul: EDEN – THE END

Luz Blanco EDEN – THE END Opening: 15 May 2014, 18:30 For her second exhibition in Sanatorium, Luz Blanco proposes a series of artworks which appear like a random circulation through fragmented images: Recovered and separated images from their origin, movie and documentary images, scattered and gathered images that direct themselves as a time of [...]

Galeri Zilberman Young | Fresh | Different – 2014

Galeri Zilberman Young | Fresh | Different – 2014 Awaits your applications! Galeri Zilberman invites young artists to participate in GYF 2014. Application deadline: 17 May 2014 Chosen works, selected by a committee consisting of Emre Zeytinoğlu as president, Genco Gülan, Burcu Pelvanoğlu and, to represent the gallery, Burçak Bingöl will be exhibited at Young [...]

Zilberman Gallery: A Carriage Affair

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, [...]