Contemporary Istanbul 2021
a yellow sun a black sun
07.09.2021 – 20.10.2021
02.07.2021 – 31.08.2021
21.05.2021 – 20.06.2021
Kalıntıların Ötesinde // Beyond the Remains
16.04.2021 – 20.04.2021
09.03.2021 – 13.04.2021
Lacan’s words “I see only from one point, but in my existence I am looked at from all sides” are behind Irmak Dönmez’s take on how the dominated female body loses itself-being and is compelled to assume new meanings, which leads to a visual reimagining of the body with a naive eye, guided by phenomenological questions. In doing so, the artist nearly operates on the body, cutting it into pieces and studying them semantically. Her chief concerns are the values of sanctity, motherhood, enclosing, harnessing, and nurturing attributed to the female body.
In his works, Burak Ata has always been chasing the traces of his autobiographic transformations as an artist. He positions himself at a permeable point in a particularly unpretentious manner and thus records and transmits the tides of his personal and the quotidian.
Merve Morkoç (b. 1986, Turkey) who continues to work from Istanbul, Turkey graduated from Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Graphic Design. Having participated in various group exhibitions, the artists’ solo exhibitions consist of (2021) “Evet Canlı Hayır Değil” - UP Art Project, (2014) “2+1” - Galerist, (2011) Prone - Galerist, (2010) “Netame Hanım ve Kumpanyası” - Milk Gallery ve (2010) “1335” - The Hall.
Based in Adana, Turkey and London, England. Mustafa Boğa graduated from Harran University, Vocational College of Higher Education, Radio&TV Broadcasting Programme and from Istanbul University Faculty of Communication. Having received his master degrees from Greenwich University in Cinematography and Post Production as well as from Central Saint Martins in Fine Art, the artist has an interdisciplinary practice.
Sinem Dişli was born in Urfa, Turkey. She earned her BFA degree in Sculpture at Dokuz Eylul University and Master of Fine Arts degree in Photography at Marmara University with the dissertation thesis titled: The Use of Photography in the Art Movements of the 20th Century and Photography’s Relationship with the Concept of Avant-Garde. In 2008, she was awarded a scholarship to attend the School of Visual Arts in New York, and participated in visual arts programs at ICP and The Cooper Union...
Alp Sime, one of the prominent photographers of his era, reveals in his work the extraordinariness of the random with his unique way of seeing. An image captured randomly in the flow of daily life is transformed by Sime's visual language and interpretation. A strangeness that hints at the uncertain and sometimes surprising dynamics of the subconscious is reflected to the viewer through both familiar and unfamiliar visuals. The photographs dominated often by black and white, turn into another aesthetic reality with the presence of light...