Istancool hosts RobinRhode’s solo exhibition
ISTANBUL- Hürriyet Daily News
Artist Robin Rhode uses photography and other art disciplines in his art works.The Istanbul 74 Art Gallery is hosting a solo exhibiton from South African artist Robin Rhode as a part of the Istancool Festival.
Rhode uses photography, performance, drawing and sculpture, as well as the quotidian materials of charcoal, chalk and paint, to comment on urban youth culture, postcolonial context, and society at large. His work stands out for its simplicity and formal clarity, often involving narrative and traces of the artist’s actions.
The opening of the exhibition was attended by well-known figures on the Turkish and international art scene, including Zoe Cassavetes, Jefferson Hack, Cecilia Dean, Meltem Cumbul, Leyla Alaton, Sibel Karakaşlı, Esra Kaktüs, and Pia Katia Hakko. Rhode graduated from the South African School of Film, Television and Dramatic Arts, Johannesburg, in 2000. Since his first major museum solo show at Haus der Kunst in Munich, Germany, in 2007, Robin has had major solo exhibitions at museums.