Art news from ‘Istanbul’


KENDELL GEERS                                              ‘STEALING FIRE FROM HEAVEN’ JUNE 4 – JULY 6, 2013 OPENING: JUNE 4, 19.00 – 21.00   “Nothing is worse than what we can imagine” “Where civilization entailed the corruption of barbarian virtues and the creation of

C.A.M Galeri, Istanbul: Sacred

Emir Uras Kutsal / Sacred 02.05 – 02.06.2013 C.A.M Gallery / Akaretler "This body of work explores forms that touch, trigger and allow us to confront a sacred area within ourselves. Every form, with its own integrity and expression, celebrates 'Sacredness' and stands

X-ist Gallery, Istanbul: Alliance

Ansen Alliance 09 May – 15 Jun 2013 Missing Link, Digital monoprint, 101 x 245 cm, 2013 “Alliance”, the 6th solo exhibition of Ansen who is one of the most prominent young artsists of the contemporary Turkish art, is opening at x-ist on May, 9th.  In his works, which have been influential both domestically and […]

Pi Artworks Galatasaray, Istanbul: Mirror Mirror on the Wall

Mirror Mirror on the Wall Nancy ATAKAN 2013-04-25 _ 2013-06-22               Nancy Atakan is at Pi Artworks Galatasaray with her solo exhibition “Mirror Mirror on the Wall” between the dates April 25th – June 22nd, 2013. This new work by Nancy Atakan investigates the extreme routes taken by contemporary individuals and […]

Cda-Projects, Istanbul: Dramatic Persona

Özlem Şimşek Dramatic Persona 04/05/2013 – 15/06/2013 Özlem Simsek was born on 1982, Istanbul. Simsek, graduated from Marmara University with a degree in journalism. She received a full scholarship by the Swedish Institute and studied photography in Nordens Fotoskola, Sweeden in 2004. Her first photography project 'Take Care Of Yourself' was chosen for 'Young talents […]


ESSL ART AWARD CEE Cover motive: Martin Mrzljak (Winner ESSL ART AWARD CEE 2011, Croatia), Dance to…(Detail), 2010, Essl Private Collection, © the artist, photo: Siniša Uštulica Awarded by the Essl Collection, powered by bauMax and Vienna Insurance Group Established in 2005 the ESSL ART AWARD is dedicated to the discovery and support of art […]

The Empire Project, Istanbul: Fight-Flight-Freeze

Gözde Türkkan Fight-Flight-Freeze 16 May – 15 Jun 2013 Gözde Türkkan. Fight-Flight-Freeze#01. 2013. 60 x 60 cm Türkkan zooms into the identity roles of the sports people in this area. Her subjects can be categorized in three demographic groups: Children, youth and adults. On a broader perspective, the artist looks into the situations where one […]

Salt Beyoğlu, Istanbul: subREAL

SubREAL May 8 – August 11, 2013 SALT Beyoğlu subREAL at SALT Beyoğlu comprises a selection of works from the retrospective exhibition that took place at The National Museum of Contemporary Art Bucharest (MNAC) in 2012. The artistic practice of the “action group” subREAL undertakes political, social and cultural criticism with a sharp sense of humor […]

Tepebaşı Galerist, Istanbul: I’LL KEEP IT TILL YOU COME BACK

I’LL KEEP IT TILL YOU COME BACK AYÇA TELGEREN 25.04.2013 – 25.05.2013 Galerist is pleased to present "I’ll keep it till you come back", an exhibition of new work by Ayça Telgeren, on view from April 25th to May 25 th, 2013. For her second solo – exhibition at the gallery, Telgeren presents large scale […]

A Night At The Museum in Istanbul

A Night At The Museum in Istanbul, on May 18 In Istanbul, The Museum's Night will be celebrated at Istanbul Modern, Pera Museum and Archaeological museum in Istanbul as you can see bellow: Istanbul Modern 18-24 May: We're celebrating the Museums Week! On Saturday, May 18, you can visit Istanbul Modern free of charge until […]

Gallery Apel, Istanbul: Restless Leg

Bahadır Yıldız restless leg 05.17.-06.22.2013 Bahadır Yıldız’s 6th solo exhibition at Gallery Apel is centered on sculptures constructed around orthopedic shoe lasts made for different types of feet. At first glance the objects merely look like shoe lasts, but in the artist’s world they have actually

artSümer, Istanbul: Fantastik

Emel Kurhan 'fantastik' 02 May – 25 May 2013 'Collectable' , 2012, embroidery (cross stitch), neon, 108×90 cm Exceptional, ridiculous, absurd, strange, weird, amazing, peculiar, large-huge, illogical, unexpected, imaginative, excessive…

Sanatorium, Istanbul: Entangled Cern Plans & 0dB

Emin Mete Erdoğan “Entangled Cern Plans” & Sergen Şehitoğlu “0dB” 25 April – 25 May 2013 Emin Mete Erdoğan’s Emin Mete Erdoğan’s “Entangled Cern Plans” and Sergen Şehitoğlu’s “0dB” individual exhibitions meet with art lovers simultaneously at Sanatorium.

MARS Istanbul: …With all the changes that loomed far behind the horizon

…With all the changes that loomed far behind the horizon 02 – 22 May 2013 Participants: Gizem Akkoyunoğlu, Tufan Baltalar, Hera Büyüktaşcıyan, Elmas Deniz, Mehmet Dere, Yunus E.Erdoğan, Elif Erkan, Özge Ersoy, Özgül Kılınçarslan, Erden Kosova, Esra Okyay, Önder Özengi, Sümer Sayın, Ahmet H. Soydemir , Gökçe Süvari,

Galeri Nev Istanbul: NAZIF TOPCUOGLU

NAZIF TOPCUOGLU 10.05.2013 – 08.06.2013 Incident at the Park (Only/What the Dog Knew) 2013 C Print mounted on foam board 120×128 cm. A selection of photographs by Nazif Topçuoğlu including his most recent works will be presented to the audience at Galeri Nev Istanbul’s space, three years after his last solo

PILOT Gallery, Istanbul: Inner Issues

Inner Issues CENGİZ TEKİN    7 MAY – 15 JUNE Peace, 2012, c-print, 80×130 cm PİLOT is pleased to host Cengiz Tekin's solo exhibition "Inner Issues" between 7 May and 15 June.

RAMPA, Istanbul: Same Thing Every Day

İnci Furni Same Thing Every Day April 13, 2013 — May 18, 2013 Rampa hosts İnci Furni’s exhibition titled “Same Thing Everyday” April 13–May 18, 2013. In her first exhibition with the gallery, Furni repeats objects, ordinary, mundane

Maçka Sanat Gallery, Istanbul: Nonsynchronous

ELİF ÇELEBİ 'Nonsynchronous' 2 April-25 May 2013 The show that Elif Çelebi gives the name 'Nonsynchronous' consists of a vitrine, an icona box and of toy images that are displayed in the niche of the gallery formes a

The Empire Project, Istanbul: Photobook

Frederic Lezmi Photobook Exhibition by Ed Van Der Elsken at Poligon 11 Apr – 11 May 2013 Cover of „Love On The Left Bank“ © Ed van der Elsken / Nederlands Fotomuseum Rotterdam The exhibition of the photobook named “Love on the Left Bank” by Dutch photographer Ed van der Elsken (1925-1990) will take place […]

Nev Gallery, Istanbul: SWINGING ON THE STARS

Hale Tenger SWINGING ON THE STARS / YILDIZLARDA DANS 05.04.2013 – 04.05.2013 Swinging on the Stars Full HD video installation with audio (featuring -Swinging on a Star- by Frank Sinatra) 2 min. 57 sec., endless loop Born in 1960, Hale Tenger lives and works in Istanbul. Tenger is primarily known for her large scale installations […]

RODEO Gallery, Istanbul: AEOLIAN

AEOLIAN Emre Hüner 09.03.2013 – 11.05.2013 Installation view, Anthropophagy (2013), installation on wooden bases with ceramics, metal elements, dimensions variable Photo: Rıdvan Bayrakoğlu Rodeo is very happy to present AEOLIAN, the second solo exhibition of Emre Hüner. Conceived in conjunction with a parallel exhibition at Nesrin Esirtgen’s space, the two

Dirimart Gallery, Istanbul: CHROME

CHROME PETER ZIMMERMANN  April 4 – May 6, 2013 Fuel, 2013, epoxy resin on canvas, 180x130cm Peter Zimmermann’s works re-interpret the notion of traditional painting by using digital manipulation toabstract the original photos they are based on,

Olcay Art Gallery, Istanbul: High Altitude

"High Altitude" – Murat İrtem 16.04.2013 – 07.05.2013 Murat İrtem – (Teknolojik) 144×183 cm Dijital baskı ve Keçe 2012-2013 Olcay Art Gallery Cemil Topuzlu Cad. No: 90/B Caddebostan İstanbul / Turkey

Gallery Apel, Istanbul: The nature of the line

yıldız şermet "çizginin tabiatı II" [06.04.2013 – 11.05.2013] yıldız şermet "cyprus trees I-II" 25×37 cm Yıldız Şermet, who in her art generally prefers wire as a material, is having her 5th solo exhibition at Gallery Apel, choosing for theme line as a pictorial language. The

Mabeyn Art Gallery, Istanbul: Wall

Alper Bıçaklıoğlu Wall 10 Apr – 02 May 2013 Play, Mixed media on canvas, 270 x 150 cm, 2013 It is now an accepted fact in the collective world consciousness that war does not consist solely of brutal slaughter, and is not carried out exclusively with guns and