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The Elgiz Museum is opening a terrace exhibition area for the first time, providing a stage to both emerging and established artists with a sculpture exhibition this summer
Artists in the exhibition take inspiration from themes like society, consumption and problems people face.
This summer marks a new period for the Proje4El Contemporary Art Museum as the venue is opening a terrace exhibition area with a sculpture exhibition featuring works varying in theme and including works from both emerging and established artists.
In addition to the new exhibition, the museum is also presenting a new selection of works inside the museum including sculptures, paintings and photographs.
In its 10th year, the museum has opened its new outdoor terrace exhibition area of 1,500 square meters, where it is currently displaying 23 works of art selected from the portfolios of young artists. The works include installations and sculptures made of different materials. Ultimately, the exhibition presents a new platform for national and international visitors to discover Turkish sculptors.
Artists in the exhibition take inspiration from themes like society, consumption and problems people face. The exhibition includes every kind of sculpture material such as marble, iron, metal and wood.
While Ayla Turan’s sculpture titled “Letter to the Neighbor Unknown,” which the artist created in 2012, focuses on society and relationships, Bahadır Çolak’s sculpture “Falling,” made from wood and marble, discovers new shapes and techniques.
Baran Çağinli’s sculpture, “Archaic Fragments,” shows the audience an example of a work made from pure wood. “The Golden City’s Golden Children,” by Caner Şengünalp, stands out for its meticulous stonework. “The Cerebrospinal” by Çayan Yılmaz and Derya Özparlak’s “The Violinist” are examples of classical style in the collection. Evren Erol’s “Assimilated” is a sculpture with an installation, while Ferit Yazıcı’s “Purgatory” and Gülen Eren’s “Half Street” explore a geometric approach to sculpture. Hakan Bakır’s “Muraena,” made from metal, uses a cultural approach, while Hakan Çınar’s “Thoughts Create Emotions” focuses on being a human in society. Işık Özçelik’s stone work “Untitled” and Kıymet Daştan’s “Truths” are popular favorites among gallery visitors. At the same time, Malik Bulut’s “Medusa” and Meliha Sözeri’s “Upside Down” both demonstrate unusual approaches to creating sculpture; the latter work includes water as part of its presentation.
Nuray Sevindik’s “Breaking Odd” covers a large part of the venue with large red lines made from iron tubes. Tanzer Arığ’s work of half-seen thin lines, “The Back is Actually the Front,” makes the visitor consider the near-transparency of the sculpture. Tuğçe Yücetürk’s creation made from used bicycle wheels while Bahadır Yıldız’s work “Current” have drawn attention for their unusual materials.
The works included in the exhibition come from Ankara, Denizli, Istanbul, İzmir and Kocaeli, while the artists also include Mehmet Ayanoğlu, Serkan Yüksel, Sesil Beatris Kalaycıyan and Tuğberk Selçuk.The Elgiz Collection
The eclectic content of the Elgiz Collection allows the viewer to enjoy a comprehensive journey through the major contemporary art movements of the last two decades while also promoting the globalization of Turkish art. With the integration of new works by young artists, the collection maintains its dynamism and breadth.
The Elgiz Collection consists of works of by influential Turkish and international artists, such as Ömer Uluç, Fahrelnissa Zeid, Abdurrahman Öztoprak, Tracey Emin, Jan Fabre, Barbara Kruger, Cindy Sherman, Andy Warhol, Julian Schnabel, Sol LeWitt, Peter Halley, Paul McCarthy, Gilbert & George, Robert Rauschenberg and Doug Aitken.
Museum can be visited digitally
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