Art news from ‘Turkey’

PILOT Gallery, Istanbul: Play your part and the script will follow

Play your part and the script will follow BURAK DELİER 12 SEPTEMBER – 26 OCTOBER 2013 PİLOT hosts "Play your part and the script will follow", a solo exhibition by Burak Delier between September 12 and October 26. Burak Delier examines the relationship between capitalism and contemporary art in the way that it intervenes into […]

Empire Project: Muse/Fling

Esra Rotthoff Muse / Fling 18 Sep – 02 Nov 2013 Berlin based artist Esra Rotthoff opens her latest series "Muse/ Fling" at The Empire Project between 18 September-2 November 2013. In this first exhibition of the season, the artist delves into a near method based journey exploring the relationship between artist and muse.

Galeri Manâ: Twin, Rainbow

Sarkis Twin, Rainbow 10.09 – 24.09.2013 Galeri Manâ is pleased to announce that Sarkis’ solo exhibition Twin will be hosting a new installation work; Rainbow between the dates 10 – 24 September 2013. Rainbow settles into the universe of dualities created by Sarkis in Twin, in the manner of a satellite that may or may […]

“DIYALOG”: New Energies

“DIYALOG”: New Energies Co-initiated and supported by OMV, current developments of young art institutions in Romania, Turkey, and the Caspian region are presented at VIENNAFAIR The New Contemporary from October 10 to 13, 2013. OMV supports a special project at the VIENNAFAIR The New Contemporary already for the third time. This year the focus is […]

Zilberman Gallery, Istanbul: Despair & Metanoia

Despair & Metanoia 12/09/2013 – 26/10/2013 For more than 20 years, Sukran Moral and VALIE EXPORT have shaped our definition of performance art. Although both artists have been creating unconventional works, an amalgam of feminist and activist strategies, they had never met in the course of their careers; this is the first time their work […]

CDA Projects: Moving Spaces

Moving Spaces 12/09/2013 – 26/10/2013 Azade Köker  CDA Projects will be home to Azade Köker's new works in an exhibition titled “Moving Spaces” which will take place between 12 September and 26 October. The opening, which the artist herself will be present for, will be held on 11 September between 6pm and 9pm. City is […]


13th Istanbul Biennial venues are announced The 13th Istanbul Biennial exhibitions, titled “Mom, am I Barbarian?”, curated by Fulya Erdemci will take place at Antrepo 3, Galata Greek Primary School, ARTER, SALT Beyoğlu and 5533 between 14 September and 20 October 2013. The 13th Istanbul Biennial, “Mom, am I barbarian?”, which borrows its title from […]


MIXED EXHIBITION/ KARMA SERGİ MERKUR Palmarina / Bodrum 31.07-2013 – 31.08-2013 ŞEVKET SÖNMEZ, Kağıt Üzerine Karışık Teknik , 150 x 1800 cm, 2013 EBRU DÖŞEKÇİ, Polyester, 115×40 x 38 cm, 2012

Pera Museum, Istanbul: Connecting the Dots: Workshops

Connecting the Dots: Workshops Marmara University Faculty of Fine Arts 6th International Student Triennial 6.08 – 22.09.2013 As part of its youth exhibition series held traditionally since its foundation, Pera Museum will host selected works from the workshops of the 6th International Student Triennial in collaboration with Marmara

Gallery Artist İstanbul: A Chemical Wedding

Rebecca Horn – A Chemical Wedding September 11th – November 1st, 2013 Gallery Artist İstanbul Gallery Artist İstanbul is hosting the exhibition A Chemical Wedding In İstanbul by Rebecca Horn between September 11th and November 1st. We would be pleased to have you here in İstanbul at the Gallery Artist for the vernissage on the […]

Galerist, Istanbul: ON THE EVE

FRANCESCO ALBANO – ‘ON THE EVE’  AUGUST 29 – SEPTEMBER 20, 2013  OPENING: AUGUST 29, THURSDAY 19:00 – 21:00 My work refers at the moment of twilight, when the night is the closest to the day. A period of time that  doesn't reference anything. A primitive dimension that is full of potential and exhausted energy, during […]

Istanbul Modern: PAST AND FUTURE

PAST AND FUTURE Left: :mentalKLINIK, DOUBLECHERRY, 2011, Aluminum cast, high gloss spray paint finish, 117 x 72 x 170 cm. Istanbul Museum of Modern Art Collection Right: Canan Tolon, 1955, Reflex 15, 2012, Oil on board, 20 panels, 183 x 305 cm. Dr. Nejat F. Eczacıbaşı Foundation Collection / Long Term Loan Istanbul Modern’s new […]

13th ISTANBUL BIENNIAL – Mom, Am I Barbarian?

13th ISTANBUL BIENNIAL 14/9-10/11 2013 CURATOR:FULYA ERDEMCİ “Mom,  Am I Barbarian?” The notion of the public domain as a political forum will be the focal point of the 13th Istanbul Biennial. This highly contested concept will serve as a matrix to generate ideas and develop practices that question contemporary forms of democracy,  challenge current models […]

YAP Istanbul Modern: Young Architects Program

YAP Istanbul Modern: Young Architects Program 25 June – 20 October 2013 Evren Başbuğ, İnanç Eray, Meriç Kara, Engin Ayaz (YAP Istanbul Modern Design Group) Initiated by Istanbul Modern in collaboration with The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and MoMA PS1, the YAP Istanbul Modern: Young Architects Program is held biannually during the summer and […]

Istanbul Modern: Close Quarters

Close Quarters 9 May – 27 October 2013 Left: Gözde Türkkan, Strange & Beautiful, 2000 – ongoing, (Detail) Right: Sinan Tuncay, Mommy's Not Home, 2013, (Detail) Istanbul Modern Photography Gallery hosts “Close Quarters” exhibition that focuses on contemporary photography in Turkey. The show gathers 18 artists selected by the Istanbul Modern Photography Advisory

Galeri Nev Istanbul: Summer 2013

Summer 2013 18.06.2013 – 31.08.2013 İnci Eviner, Untitled, 2008, Ink on paper, 102×66 cm. Exhibiting artists: CANAN TOLON, INCI EVINER, MURAT MOROVA, NERMİN ER, NAZİF TOPÇUOĞLU, MIKE BERG  

Galeri Artist & Casa dell’Arte, Istanbul: PRECIOUS PARTS

PRECIOUS PARTS 20/07/2013 – 21/08/2013 Bervoets, Panaramenko, Komet, Ben Willikens, Benjamin Moravec, Haluk Akakçe, Herman Nitsch, Ilya & Emilia Kabakov, Jan Fabre, Jannis Kounellis, Johan Tahon, Koen Vanmechelen, Oliver Dorfer, Rainer Fetting, Stephane Lallemand, Markus Lüpertz

Rodeo Gallery, Istanbul: Ancient city of Troy comes back to life & SCUM Tapes

Fung Tsui Massing study based on Troy IX – the super-block TROY X An exhibition of projects done by students of Peter Karl Becher and Matthew Barnett Howland at the Architectural Association London in 2011/12 & Scum Tapes 68-99 (re-edited 2013) by Janet Burchill and Jennifer McCamley Scum Tapes 68-99 (re-edited 2013) by Janet Burchill […]

The Empire Project, Taksim: Summer Selection Show

Summer Selection Show 10 July – 31 August, 2013 The gallery is closed between 5 and 20 August

x-ist Gallery, Istanbul: x-plore Vol. II

x-plore Vol. II 06 Jul – 03 Sep 2013 Ahmet Polat, Ali Elmacı, Ansen , Bahadır Baruter, Ceren Oykut, Ekin Saçlıoğlu, Erkut Terliksiz, Fatih Alkan, Lale Tara, Seda Hepsev, Serkan Adın

Istanbul Modern: Erol Akyavaş – Retrospective

Erol Akyavaş – Retrospective 29 May 2013 – 25 August 2013 Left: Mansur Al-Hallaj, 1987 Center: Mansur Al-Hallaj, 1987 Right: Ali, 1988 The exhibition Erol Akyavaş – Retrospective, organized by Istanbul Modern presents a comprehensive inventory of the artist’s oeuvre that extends over half a century from the 1950s to the late 1990s. The

Galerist, Istanbul: SIGNS OF TIME

‘SIGNS OF TIME’ JULY 18 –AUGUST 17, 2013 OPENING: July 18, 19:00 –21:00      Merve Morkoç, Boooom, 1.5m x 1m, aquarelle and dry pastel on canson, 2013 Galerist is pleased to present the first exhibition of the ‘Signs of Time’ artist initiative between July 18 and August 17, 2013. The show, which is the first […]

Galeri Zilberman, Istanbul: AnOtherWoman

AnOtherWoman Burçak Bingöl, İpek Duben, Zeren Göktan, Zeynep Kayan, Özlem Şimşek, Eşref Yıldırım 21/06/2013 – 27/07/2013 Zeynep Kayan, ZKA_31, "From the Series: How Many People IV" Fine Art Print, 76×96 cm Galeri Zilberman is pleased to present “AnOtherWoman”, a group exhibition on gender politics and the representation of female identity.

Pera Museum, Istanbul: Manolo Valdés – Paintings and Sculptures

Manolo Valdés Paintings and Sculptures On view from 8 May – 21 July 2013   Head II, 2011. Alabaster and iron, 61 x 76 x 61 cm. Suna and İnan Kıraç Foundation Pera Museum is pleased to announce a unique exhibition of Manolo Valdés, one of Spain’s most celebrated contemporary artists, from 8 May through […]


Art Residency // EVERY BREATH I TAKE IS ONE OF YOURS Eva Magyarosi, Ivana Ivkovic, Kiah Reading, Radhika Agarwala, Tuğba Çeliktir 14/06/2013 – 17/07/2013 This hypothesis on how we share our collective atmosphere put forward by our resident Ivana Ivkovic through the translation of a song lyric by Turkish singer and songwriter Zeki Müren takes […]