Venice to host Turkish art exhibit
ISTANBUL - Hürriyet Daily News
Turkish artist Gülay Alpay’s installations will be on display in Venice with the title ‘Kiss Your Dream.’Turkish artist Gülay Alpay’s installations will be on display in Venice with the title ‘Kiss Your Dream.’
Turkish artist Gülay Alpay will hold a solo show “Kiss your dream” in Venice, Italy, on Nov. 8, 9 and 10. Her installations are interactive, participatory, and provocative and create a platform where viewers are not merely passive spectators. They engage participants to interact with a given space and context, infusing the event with the vitality of human communication.
Alpay’s work furthers a legacy of perfomative work referencing such artists as Valie Export and Marina Abramovic. She updates this work by infusing it with contemporary post-modern theory. A moral and spiritual endeavor, Alpay becomes part of the audience sharing in equal authorship of the art event.
Alpay lives and works in Istanbul, New York and Montreal. She graduated in the Faculty of Fine Arts, Painting Department at Mimar Sinan University in Istanbul. She has already exhibited in galleries and museums in Canada, Germany, USA and London. Her work is multimedial, a sort of ironic pop-art shown with innovation and consistency.