Elipsis hosts Taycan exhibition
ISTANBUL - Hürriyet Daily NewsElipsis Gallery is currently hosting “Shell,” the second solo show of Serkan Taycan, which is on show until Jan. 19. In the exhibition, Taycan examines the rapid and constant change of Istanbul throughout the periphery of the city.
In 2007, for the first time in world history, the recorded global city population outgrew the suburban population. The “Urban Millennium” is a historical turning point, demanding a new perspective. Taycan photographs these changes and focuses on their impact, questioning the new living spaces presented to us. The mass migration into Istanbul since the 1950s has exposed the city to unplanned urbanization, with the constant need for new buildings to accommodate the population having transformed the city’s periphery into one massive construction site. This transformation can be witnessed at the urban border in its most vulnerable and raw state.
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