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Art Basel Hong Kong: Nuri Kuzucan and Ceren Oykut

May 23, 2013 – May 26, 2013
May 23 – 25 12.00 – 19.00; May 26 12.00 – 17.00
Tickets can be purchased from HK Ticketing.

Booth 1C31, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong


Istanbul’s X-ist gallery is featuring the works of two Turkish artists, Nuri Kuzucan and Ceren Oykut, at Art Basel Hong Kong this year.

Both of these artists explore the theme of ‘the city’ in their work. Nuri Kuzucan’s work presents different perspectives that break the usual boundaries of man-made urban landscapes and through his images of the city, he hopes to reshape the audience’s vision of the time period in which they are set. Kuzucan has recently exhibited in a solo show at Edouard Malingue Gallery in Hong Kong, and his work has appeared in galleries in France and Germany.

Ceren Oykut combines painting with cartoon drawings to explore her own personal memories of everyday scenes from Turkey and specifically Istanbul. Her meticulously drawn black-and-white miniature paintings contain symbols that refer to urban life, as well as to the artist herself.

The X-ist gallery was established in 2004 to support young contemporary and national artists in their professional endeavours, and to thus foster the development of contemporary art in Turkey.


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