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Visual Arts and Music in Turkey

June 27, 2014 – November 27, 2014

Istanbul Modern, Meclis-i Mebusan Caddesi, Antrepo No. 4, Tophane, Istanbul

Within the scope of Istanbul Modern’s 10th birthday, the museum hosts an exhibition investigating the relationship between auditory and visual arts in Turkey.

Curated by Çelenk Bafra and Levent Çalıkoğlu, the museum’s chief curator, the show features current works by artists who treat the visual and the auditory not as distinct disciplines, but as two fields that work in tandem. The paintings, sculptures, videos and installations on display render sound visually as a theme, concept or issue, using different forms of music and sound as metaphors and means of expression. The exhibition also seeks to shed light on the cultural and socio-political role that sound and music play in Turkey and how various music trends have influenced visual art practices.

The exhibiting artists are: Nevin Aladağ, Fikret Atay, Semiha Berksoy, Hussein Chalayan, Ergin Çavuşoğlu, the late Burhan Doğançay, Cevdet Erek, Borga Kantürk, Servet Koçyiğit, Füsun Onur, Ferhat Özgür, Sarkis, Erinç Seymen, Merve Şendil, Hale Tenger, Vahit Tuna and :mentalKLINIK.

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