ALAN Istanbul is set to stage its first exhibition in New York with “The Dialogues I: A Collection of Turkish Contemporary Art” for one week next month.
The exhibition, which will be organized between March 2 and 9, will represent a selection of Turkish Contemporary Art at Mana Contemporary in parallel to an event at the Armory Show. The show will be the first leg of a dialogue between Istanbul and New York connected through contemporary art.
The show, which brings the works of Turkish contemporary artists together, aims to reflect reproductions of cultural fragments under the styles of new figurative art and new pop-art with different type of mediums such as new media, painting, photography, prints and sculpture.
The exhibition is set to be on the same dates of The Armory Show that will be held just across the Hudson River in New York on March 2 and 5. As such, the exhibition has been created as a parallel art event to the Armory Show, aiming to connect art lovers from all over the world and inculcate a better understanding about Turkish Contemporary Art.
In the exhibition, Harun Antakyalı will bring street art inside with works in which he creates a concrete effect on canvases. Young Turkish artist Eylül Aslan will also reflect her attitude on feminism with analog photographs.
One of the well-known artists of Turkish contemporary art, Kezban Arca Batıbeki, will question how women manage to survive in different societies and classes in Turkey. Alper Bıçaklıoğlu will participate with graffiti-like silk screen prints and acrylic paintings reflecting the streets of Turkey.
Kadriye İnal, meanwhile, will present her sculptures on women, as Huri Kiriş displays social chaos with her highly technical oil painting.
For the exhibition, A. Cem Şahin will create prints that display the darker parts of the subconscious of humans living in big metropolitan areas. At the same time, Merve Şendil will use a unique technique that appears like the pixels of a faraway object on painting. Sait Mingü will also question society and people with C-print diasec mount prints at the show.