Turkish collections hit the road for Art Dubai
ISTANBUL- Hürriyet Daily News
Above is a work by Burçak Bingöl, which will be on display at ‘Figure Out’ exhibition. It is part of a series titled ‘Unforseen Transformation.’A selection of Turkish contemporary art works will be exhibited at the ArtSawa gallery in Dubai, simultaneously with Art Dubai, which is to kick off March 21.
Five Turkish galleries are collaborating in a joint exhibition of the artists they represent. The exhibition, titled “Figure Out,” opens on March 19 and will continue through April 20. Some 53 works by 19 artists from Cda-Projects, ArtSumer, PiArtworks, Daire Sanat and Galeri Zilberman will display works at two different exhibition halls owned by ArtSawa. One of the halls is in the al-Quoz area, which has become the new favorite spot of Dubai galleries due to its storage capacity advantage. The second hall is in the Dubai International Finance Center (DIFC), which is heavily frequented by expatriates. The exhibition collection will be divided into two. The DIFC hall will exhibit ten of the works, while the remaining 43 will be displayed at the al-Quoz venue.
March 19 is a special date for the Dubai Art Market, as the city is hosting one of its famous Art Nights. Art Nights are held in the city to coincide with prominent art events like the fair and Christies’ auctions. The galleries participating in the event open and close at late hours. Because of that special occasion, the “Figure Out” exhibition will be opening at 6:30 p.m. at al-Quoz in order to allow its visitors to go to the DIFC hall as well, where it will open at 7:30.
The participating artists include Funda Alkan, Volkan Aslan, Burçak Bingöl, Gökçe Er, Çınar Eslek, Elif Varol Ergen, Zeren Göktan, Onur Gülfidan, Zeynep Kayan, Özgür Korkmazgil, Levent Morgök, Fırat Neziroğlu, Nazlı Eda Noyan, Ayşegül Sağbaş, Nejat Satı, Özlem Şimşek, Gülin Hayat Topdemir, Aslı Torcu, Mehmet Ali Uysal and Eşref Yıldırım.
Turkish contemporary art is highly appreciated in the region. Aslı Torcu, Burçak Bingöl, Fırat Neziroğlu, Gülin Hayat Topdemir, Levent Morgök, and Mehmet Ali Uysal have already launched their works in the Dubai market through Christies’ auctions.
Christie’s is also showcasing a special viewing of modern and contemporary Arab, Iranian and Turkish art at Art Night, with an aim to provide an opportunity to view cutting-edge highlights from a selection titled “Part One and Part Two Modern and Contemporary Arab, Iranian and Turkish Art,” before they are displayed at the Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel for the upcoming auctions on April 17 and 18.
Gallery PiArtworks is also taking part in Art Dubai with a selection from its collection. The exhibition at the booth numbered B11 features works of Volkan Aslan Nancy Atakan, Susan Hefuna, Horasan, İrfan Onurmen and Gülay Semercioğlu.