‘This goes on and on’ exhibit by Ardan Özmenoğlu
Istanbul’s Anna Laudel Contemporary Art Gallery will present young and talented artist Ardan Özmenoğlu’s solo exhibition entitled “This goes on and on” between Jan. 17 and March 7.
Known for her distinctive works with post-it notes, in “This goes on and on,” Özmenoğlu will reflect the architectural and historical features of the gallery building in her selection and will showcase her new works produced for this exhibition as well as the recent ones.
Özmenoğlu is a mixed-media contemporary artist, recognized for her innovative use of different materials and interdisciplinary, playful techniques. Her works are based on the expressions and symbols from global and local popular culture, aiming to depict her daily life. Özmenoğlu’s newest project, produced for this exhibition, centers around the usage of playing cards within colorful portraits, turning them into a medium to tell the stories of Ottoman sultans.
Using a wide range of materials and medium including post-its, paintings, glass and neons, “This goes on and on” brings together artworks of Özmenoğlu with unique techniques and designs, investigating the contemporary popular culture and lifestyle.
Özmenoğlu’s works have been featured in over 40 exhibitions in the U.S. and abroad including Istanbul, Basel, Berlin, London, and Milan. Her works can also be found in important collections internationally such as the Frankfurt Airport Collection, Osthaus Museum Hagen Collection, Kala Art Institute Collection, Borusan Contemporary Art Collection, UniCredit Bank Art Collection, and the Istanbul Modern Collection amongst others.