- What’s On
Dirimart was founded by Hazer Özil and Zihni Özil in 2002. The sizeable stark white one-room space in Nişantaşı might be a conventional look for a gallery, but the bright, unique and important works hanging on its walls or standing on its floor are anything but. The gallery also has a temporary project space in Karaköy, where some additional shows are staged.
Dirimart stages 8–10 shows per year, spanning the whole range of disciplines. Likewise, Dirimart’s roster has some very influential names from Turkey, Europe, the Middle East and beyond working in many disciplines.
The gallery represents Yüksel Arslan, who famously left Istanbul in 1961 for Paris and didn’t exhibit in his homeland until a retrospective exhibition was staged at Santral Istanbul in 2009; the experimental Austrian artist and one of the founders of Vienna Actionism, Hermann Nitsch; the German painter and installation artist Franz Ackermann; Goldsmiths graduate Paul Morrison, known for his large monochromatic botanical landscapes; the Iranian visual artist Shirin Neshat; the Egyptian artist Ghada Amer; the Argentinian artist Fabian Marcaccio, one of the leading proponents of the ‘Paintant’ form; young Turkish talent Ebru Uygun; and the artist duo Özlem Günyol & Mustafa Kunt, amongst others.
Cornucopia has joined forces with the digital publishing platform Exact Editions to offer individual and institutional subscribers unlimited access to a searchable archive of fascinating back issues and every newly published issue. This brand new resource is available cross-platform on web, iOS and Android and offers a comprehensive search function, allowing the title’s cultural content to be delved into at the touch of a button.
Digital Subscription: £18.99 / 1 yearSubscribe now