Art news from ‘Istanbul’

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, […]

Sanatorium, Istanbul: Hyphologie

Hyphologie  November 28 – December 28, 2013 Curators: Ludovic Bernhardt & François Ronsiaux Artists: Art of failure, Kerem Ozan Bayraktar, Ludovic Bernhardt, Erdem Ergaz, Can Ertaş, Yağız Özgen, Stéfane Perraud, Société Réaliste, François Ronsiaux. Multimedia performance by Dorota Kleszcz on November 30, 2013. Sanatorium presents Hyphologie, a curated group exhibition featuring work by five French […]

Zilberman Gallery: ENTROPY

02/11/2013 – 04/01/2014 Curator: Vassilios Doupas In thermodynamics, “entropy” is a term associated with a level of disorder within a system. Applied to cultural and political theory, entropy could be loosely interpreted as the recognition of the subversive elements or destabilizing forces in a closed system. One of these systems is the linguistic system. Comprising […]

x-ist Gallery: Intersection V

Burçin Başar, Engin Konuklu Intersection V 24 Oct – 23 Nov 2013 On October 24th, x-ist opens the 5th of the exhibition series titled “Intersection” in which new and young talents are brought together. Intersection V includes the newest works of Engin Konuklu and Burçin Başar.

PG Art Gallery: Circus

Circus / Kerem Ozan Bayraktar October 3 – November 3, 2013 Kerem Ozan Bayraktar will present a selection of his works produced using 3D rendering software in an exhibition titled “Circus” between October 3 and November 3, 2013. “Circus” is a show about spectacle, closed systems and dance.  The artist, who has been working on […]

Merkur Gallery: La-Vi-Da LAVIDA FAKE

ŞEVKET SÖNMEZ La-Vi-Da LAVIDA FAKE 28-10-2013 – 20-11-2013 Sevket Sonmez debuts his new solo exhibition, 'La-Vi-Da Lavida Fake' implementing a wide range of elements in his conceptual framework and artistic technique. While wandering among calligraphy, storytelling and images of popular and official culture, he carries his dynamic style of painting to an extreme point, moving […]

Pi Artworks: Never Been Intimate

Never Been Intimate Tayeba Begum Lipi 01-11-2013 / 30-12-2013 In Tayeba Begum Lipi’s first solo show in Turkey, the Bangladeshi artist presents works that exemplify her very literally cutting-edge artistic practice. Running from 1 November – 30 December 2013, Never Been Intimate will be on show at Pi Artworks, Istanbul.  Overlapping panels of shiny silvery […]

.artSümer Gallery: burcu gökçek / ‘us’

burcu gökçek / 'us'  3/10 – 16/11/2013  Analyzing the relationship between soul, mind, and body by utilizing various techniques, Burcu Gökçek recreates the invisible portrait of the visible in her new exhibition at artSümer. "Us" consists of portraits of mutant characters on canvases of photo-collage transfer and acrylic paint.  Like the mystery of covered objects, […]

CDA Projects: Residuals of Gravity

02/11/2013 – 04/01/2014  Janet Bellotto / Residuals of Gravity  Residuals of Gravity presents a series of new works and a previous installation at CDA Projects. The artworks capture narratives on the edge of an inevitable disaster or calm moment witnessing the aftermath. In the series “Infusions and Impossible Things”, domestic interiors and juxtaposed objects present […]

Gallery Apel, Istanbul: Glove Factory

Aslımay Altay Göney  / “Glove Factory” / “Handschuhfabrik”  2 November – 7 December 2013 Galeri Apel hosts Aslımay Altay Göney’s exhibition “Glove Factory” between 2 November – 7 December 2013. The artist, who lives and works in Germany and Turkey, continues her journey in travel and road stories, which are the initial source of her […]

Sanatorium, Istanbul: Be A Good Boy, Blossom With Your Pain

Kemal Özen "Be A Good Boy, Blossom With Your Pain"  Kemal Özen’s second individual exhibition is at Sanatorium One of the young names of contemporary art; Kemal Özen’s second individual exhibition is opening at Sanatorium on 23th of October. The artist’s “Be a Good Boy, Blossom with Your Pain” titled exhibition brings a melancholic and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]