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January 23, 2014 – March 29, 2014

Nesrin Esirtgen Collection, İstiklâl Caddesi, Misir Apt. No. 163, D. 17 (5th floor), Beyoğlu

Curated by Nazlı Gürlek, this group exhibition brings together old and new works, as well as archival material, and is inspired by the Trocadero Theatre, which stood in the very same place the Mısır Apartment (which houses the gallery) now stands. Opening in the second half of the 19th century, the theatre was operational until 1905 when Misirli Abbas Halim Pasha bought the land to build a winter residence for his family.

The aim of the exhibition, however, is not to analyse the story of Istanbul’s urban or social development, or the history of the theatre. Instead, it turns to the myth of the Trocadero and brings together works which question notions of repetition in the creative process, interpretation as content, performance as document, style as concept, intellectual property as common denominator and viewer as object of interest.

Some important artists are exhibited including Aslı Çavusoglu, Sarkis, Leyla Gediz, Sun Ra and Lawrence Weiner. The exhibitions also includes works by Özlem Altın, Tuncay Çavdar, İris Ergül, Deniz Gül, Serhat Kiraz, Ali Miharbi, İz Öztat and Lili Reynaud-Dewar.

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