‘An Ad Break’ at Gallery Apel

‘An Ad Break’ at Gallery Apel

‘An Ad Break’ at Gallery Apel

A piece by Hande Varsat is in the show at Gallery Apel.

Advertisements have invaded our whole lives; they can be found everywhere from television, radio, the Internet, newspapers, and social media to public transportation vehicles, building façades, street lamps, and even the packaging of wet wipes provided after meals at restaurants.

Now, the advertisements we have come to internalize have become the subject matter of an exhibition, titled “An Ad Break,” at Istanbul’s Gallery Apel.

When advertisement is examined within a historical perspective, it emerges that, regardless of language, time, or place, the flow of our lives is always interrupted by a short “ad break.”

The intervention of advertisement breaks in our everyday lives is essential for broadcasting institutions to survive. Artists featured in the exhibition include Şebnem Arıkan, Aydan Baktır, Arzu Başaran, Sakine Çil, Sümbül Eren, Şakir Gökçebağ, Aslımay Altay Göney, Güler Güngör, Suzy Hug Levy, Raziye Kubat, Lerzan Özer, Emre Senan, Maria Sezer, Elif Süsler, Erhan Şermet, Yıldız Şermet, Gamze Taşdan, Hande Varsat and Bahadır Yıldız.

The exhibition, which will open on Sept. 13, will continue until Oct. 18.