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Füsun Onur: Through the Looking Glass

May 28, 2014 – August 17, 2014

ARTER, Irmak Caddesi No: 13 Dolapdere, Beyoğlu


ARTER continues its exemplary 2014 season with a comprehensive exhibition by Füsun Onur, one of Turkey’s pioneering contemporary artists. Curated by the gallery’s Exhibitions Director, Emre Baykal, the show borrows its title from Lewis Carroll’s famous book Through the Looking Glass.

Bringing together more than 40 works spanning the artist’s entire career – from her early abstract geometric drawings to sculptures presented as linear drawings, and from three-dimensional spatial objects to installations that employ ordinary materials such as furniture, textiles, beads and toys – the exhibition focuses on the strategies Onur has developed in order to expand the boundaries of painting and sculpture.

The show also features a number of previously unrealised works produced especially for the exhibition and premiered at ARTER. One of these is a styrofoam work the artist originally made in 1972 for a competition, as well as an eight-hour long conceptual video showing a pink boat on the Bosphorus, which the artist produced in 1993 (below).


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