Weekend gallery guide: Before they go

Istanbul this weekend (June 10–11)

By Katie Nadworny | June 9, 2017

Quite a few of Istanbul’s exciting exhibitions are closing in the next week, including some that close this week. If you’re trying to figure out what art to prioritize on your days off this weekend, make sure to check out these before they’re gone.

The Uses Of Art: Final Exhibition
SALT Galata

‘This exhibition is one of a series of simultaneous activities that, as a whole, represent the culmination of the five-year L’Internationale programme The Uses of Art. SALT is one of the six European museums that make up the L’Internationale confederation, which aims to reflect on the pertinent issues facing cultural institutions, such as their responsibilities and goals...’

Dark Deep Darkness and Splendor

‘This group exhibition, curated by Károly Aliotti and Nilüfer Şaşmazer, explores the intersecting planes of cosmos, earth and melancholia…. The roster of participating artists is quite large and very much a who’s who of the Istanbul art scene.’

Sibel’s Beauty Parlor

‘In this exhibition, the artist Nazım Ünal Yılmaz creates paintings that function like a diary, combining autobiographical details with current events and newspaper stories. This installation merges performance, statues and paintings that emphasize the proximity of marginalised sexual identities and masculine violence.’

Printed ’17

‘Mixer brings back its annual series of prints and photographs by important local and international artists with Printed ’17 “The Multiplier Effect”. Compiled by Eda Kehale Argün, the exhibition spans 30 years and encompasses a wide range of media, including photographs, videos, artistic prints, serigraphy and linoleum.’

Second Nature (Ikinci Doga)

‘In Circuit’s new group exhibition, eight artists grapple with humanity’s dual relationship with nature through photography, fabrics, paintings, illustrations and made objects. Drawing on personal experiences, the artists engage with nature as a subject and often as a medium, creating pieces with organic materials.’

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