Ara Güler works go on display in Mardin
ISTANBUL - Hürriyet Daily News
The exhibition that displays photos by Ara Güler has been curated by Engin Özendeş. They will remain for one year at the museum’s Dilek Sabancı Art Gallery.The Sakıp Sabancı Mardin City Museum is hosting a new exhibition of works by Ara Güler, one of Turkey’s most important living photography artists, in the southeastern province of Mardin.
Güler is among the seven best photographers in the world, Mardin Mayor Turhan Ayaz said at an opening ceremony for the exhibition on Nov. 3 that also included the artist himself and Sabancı Foundation trustees board member Dilek Sabancı.
“Salvador Dali and [Pablo] Picasso were close friends of Güler. For example, Picasso did not pose for anyone but Güler,” Ayaz said. “I wish [Picasso] had a chance to be here and that we could talk with him.”
During the exhibition, education programs for children between the ages 7 and 14 will also be organized.
Sabancı said the Mardin City Museum had been visited by 200,000 people since its opening and had made the city a significant center for culture. “We are proud of hosting Güler in this museum; this reflects the cultural bent of Mardin. We hope that the works of the artist will inspire young people.”
The exhibition, curated by photography historian Engin Özendeş, will display 114 works by Güler and will remain for one year at the museum’s Dilek Sabancı Art Gallery.