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November 13, 2020 – January 17, 2021
Admission is free

Dirimart Dolapdere, Irmak Caddesi 1–9, Dolapdere, Istanbul

Dirimart is hosting a solo exhibition of German artist Karin Kneffel, whose works oscillate between truthful and deceptive images to highlight painting’s ‘unique ability to simultaneously uphold and destroy illusions’. Taking its cue from the German word ‘heimatlos’ (sometimes spelt Haymatloz), which refers to a state of homelessness, the exhibition aims to establish an artistic dialogue between Germany and Turkey centred around the relationship of acts of remembering and the past.

The theme of the ‘Haymatloz’ was explored in Norman Stone’s memorable article. ‘Berlin Brain Drain’, in Cornucopia 22. This show features 19 paintings that recall the legacy of three heimatlos who lived in Istanbul: Bruno Taut (1880–1938), Rudolf Belling (1886–1972) and Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky (1897–2000), including the iconic house Taut built on a hill overlooking the Bosphorus; and Belling’s monumental 1940s İnönü sculpture.

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