Metehan Özcan: Dekor

June 13, 2019 – July 20, 2019
Entrance free

Versus Art Project, Versus Art Project, Contemporary Art Gallery, Gazeteci Erol Dernek Sokak, Hanif Han No:11/3, Beyoğlu Istanbul, Turkey

Metehan Özcan’s remarkable photographs of abandoned flats in Erenköy featured in Cornucopia 44 and were the subject of a book entitled ‘Vacuum’ (2010) as we all as an exhibition at the Operation Room in Nişantaşı. A second show, Illustrated Information, followed at the Elipses Gallery in 2013. In Dekor, his third one-man show he focuses the sometimes surreal relationship between design and the society it is intended for. Versus are also showing another work by Özcan, Recipes No. 24, which was exhibited in Turkish Pavilion of the International Architecture Exhibition at the Venice Biennale in 2014. This focuses on Hukukçular, a somewhat bleak housing project designed by Haluk Baysal and Melih Birsel in the decade from 1957. The show was part of a larger collective project in Venice called Places of Memory.

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