Photography exhibit at Elipsis
Istanbul’s Elipsis Gallery is hosting “Illustrated Information,” a solo show by Metehan Özcan starting today until May 11.
Curated by Merve Ünsal, the exhibition dissolves the perhaps artificial distinction between the world photographed by Özcan and the world as photographed by others, exposing the constructed natures of all images. In his exhibition Özcan focuses on the semantic core of visualization by liquefying the boundaries between the photographs he has personally taken and ones taken by others.
By meticulously assembling the resonating visuals from different sources, he structures fictional narratives. Three series of works form the backbone of the exhibition. Özcan pulls together images from different sources with an at-times obsessive meticulousness, constructing stories using the tensions and affinities between the images. The “Illustrated Information” series shows the point of contact for this methodology of organizing-through-complicating. The photographs of spaces and objects by Özcan are the artist meddling with his own production. Address: Hoca Tahsin Sok. No. 16, Karaköy