Bellek ve İz, Nurcan Perdahcı, Damla Kültür Merkezi ve Sanat Galerisi

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6-30 Mart 2014 tarihleri arasında Damla Kültür Sanat Galerisi’nde izlenebilir.

Küratörlüğünü Ali Cantürk ve Lütfiye Bozdağ’ın yaptığı “Bellek ve İz” başlıklı Nurcan Perdahçı resim sergisi 6 Mart 2014 tarihinde Damla Kültür Sanat Galerisi’nde izleyicilerle buluşuyor.

Küratör Ali Cantürk, Nurcan Perdahçı’nın resimlerinde, bir dönem Avrupalı ressamların tablolarında

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“Nar-ı Aşk”, Gözde Baykara (8-26 Mart 2014)

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08-26 Mart 2014

Adem’e yasak elmayı yedirdiği için hikayesinden ve cennetinden kovulan ve “baştan çıkarıcı tehlikeli varlık” olarak tanımlanan Havva’yı betimlediğim resimlerimde, kadını sadece erkek dünyasına hizmet eden seyirlik bir nesne olarak değil; “femme fatale” ve “kül kedisi” arasında gidip gelen, çağdaş mitolojiyle uyum içerisinde olan, düşsel bir masal kahramanı olarak ele aldım.

Hem paletimi zenginleştirmek adına, hem de tek başına var olan

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Algı Makinesi/ Perception Machine, ALAN İstanbul (6 Mart-12 Nisan 2014)

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Nesneler Dünyası ile Aramızdaki Estetik Deneyim Üzerine

Karma Sergi

Bahadır Çolak, Ceylan Öztürk, Sevgi Kesmen

ALAN İstanbul
06 / 03 / 2014 – 12 / 04 / 2014

ALAN İstanbul çağdaş sanatın dikkat çeken 3 genç isimi Bahadır Çolak, Ceylan Öztürk ve Sevgi Kesmen’i Algı Makinesi sergisinde bir araya getiriyor.

Platon okulunun kapısında, “Geometri bilmeyen giremez.” yazmaktaydı. Platon’a göre gündelik duyular dünyamızın üstünde

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Karma,KAV Sanat Galerisi(5-29 Mart 2014)

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KAV Sanat Galerisi’nde “KARMA” SERGİ
05 – 29 Mart 2014
Kılınçarslan Eğitim, Kültür ve Sanat Vakfı (KAV), sanatın toplumsal gelişmişliğin bir aynası olduğunu savunuyor ve kültür-sanat alanındaki duyarlılığını, eğitim hayatında başarılı ancak maddi olanaklardan yoksun öğrencilere destek sağlamak amacıyla birleştiriyor. Vakıf bünyesindeki KAV Sanat Galerisi ve KAV Genç Sanat ise önemli sergi ve etkinlikleri başarı ile gerçekleştirmeye

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Never Been Intimate and Fitzrovia Gallery Evening, Tayeba Begum Lipi, Pi Artworks London(27 Şubat -31 Mart 2014)

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Never Been Intimate and Fitzrovia Gallery Evening

Tayeba Begum Lipi
Private view: Wednesday 26 February, 6:30 – 9:00pm
27.02.14 – 31.03.14
55 Eastcastle Street, W1W 8EG, London, UK

Pi Artworks is delighted to take part in a special one-off late night alongside Fitzrovia galleries to celebrate this year’s Art14 in London.

We will be holding the Private Preview of cutting-edge Bangladeshi artist Tayeba Begum Lipi’s debut solo show in the British capital and look forward to welcoming you.

You can download a complimentary entry pass for Art14 here.

In Tayeba Begum Lipi’s first solo show in London, the Bangladeshi artist presents works that exemplify her very literally cutting-edge artistic practice. Running from 27 February – 31 March 2013,Never Been Intimate will be on show at Pi Artworks, London after debuting at the gallery’s Istanbul location in late 2013, also marking the artist’s first show in the Turkish capital.

Tayeba Begum Lipi, Comfy Bikinis, 2013, brass made safety pins covered with electroless nickel immersion gold, stainless steel and glass, 36 x 92 x 122 cm. Image courtesy the artist and Pi Artworks Istanbul/London.

Overlapping panels of shiny silvery metal take shape as everyday items, including a bath tub, baby pram, picture frame, woman’s handbag and even a bra in what at first appears to be a smooth, tantalising and luxurious surface – as if each item were encased in its very own suit of expensive armour. Closer inspection, however, exposes a deadly beauty as each metal panel reveals itself to be a razor blade, the light reflecting off its honed edges. Meanwhile, as the eye focuses on a bikini seemingly comprised of soft gold mesh, one finds that it is instead made up of a matrix of tightly woven safety pins, the points of each mercifully encased in the catch.

With titles such as The Stolen Dream and Trapped, Bangladeshi artist Tayeba Begum Lipi’s works belie in turns an air of sadness and danger. She turns regular everyday objects into items with an unearthly beauty. Simultaneously she manages to embed deep emotion within a seemingly cold material. “Over the past two years I have been working with objects that I feel to be really intimate, yet are not intimate to me,” explains the artist. “There is a distance between me and the object, yet at the same time, I feel close to them.” Let’s Take a Break, a bathtub made of razorblades, exemplifies one such desire – how often do we promise ourselves we will take a break, maybe soak in the bath and then never manage to do so? Similarly, Comfy Bikinis, made of safety pins is rendered sterile, no longer a sensuous item of clothing.

The artist’s use of the razor blade dates back from her childhood. One of 12 siblings, the young Lipi was surrounded by the growing families of her older brothers and sisters. A local midwife would attend to the impending arrival of each new addition to the family. Lipi recalls how each was accompanied by the purchase of a brand new razor blade, which would then be sterilised in boiling water. “This image has stayed with me,” she says, “I was rather scared of the whole thing.” It was later, as an adult at a residency in Pakistan that she stumbled upon black razor blades at the local market. Intrigued by the idea of combining black and ‘white’ (silver) blades, she debuted her work Edge. “What struck me was that everybody wanted to touch the work,” she says. “These were real razor blades, they were incredibly sharp, yet there was something tempting about the work and its shininess. I found a strong connection with this element.” Safety pins soon followed, partially inspired by the fact that they, like other sharp items, can be used as self defence items for women – keys, sharp pens, pins – these are all small items that women may carry with them or clutch in their hands. “The one thing that always comes to mind when I think of that is the idea that women are carrying these sharp objects and saying ‘OK, touch me, and you are going to hurt.”

It was at the suggestion of her husband, fellow artist and long-time collaborator Mahbubur Rahman that she began fabricating her own razor blades, allowing her to work with different sizes and bend and manipulate each blade as required. The result was The Bizarre and the Beautiful, as part of the Bangladesh Pavilion at the 54th Venice Biennale in 2011. Since then, razor works have encompassed items that represent Lipi’s desires (bath tubs, bikinis), social observations (women’s handbags and their social status) and personal stories (children and family). “The handbag in particular is new,” she explains, “as it is such a personal item for a women, not even my husband knows what’s inside my handbag! And yet there is a craze for women to have extremely expensive handbags, so I thought, OK, there’s something witty and fun I can play with here.”

The exhibition at Pi Artworks London will showcase a selection of Lipi’s new works, from 2012 and 2013, and with their evocative titles, including The Nighty, Touch Me and Personal Entity, are both alluring and deadly, angry yet sad, drawing in yet pushing away. They are a testament to Lipi’s extremely personal stories and observations, and yet, in their cold, white beauty, embody a tenderness that one could never hope to hold.



About Tayeba Begum Lipi:

Bangladeshi artist Tayeba Begum Lipi (1969) creates her iconic reflective sculptural works out of dangerous, yet everyday items such as razor blades and safety pins. This imbues her beautiful creations with a deadly undercurrent, rendering each delicate item with a sinister, and at times, melancholy, undertone. Receiving her MFA in Drawing and Painting from the Institute of Fine Art University in Dhaka (1993), she has exhibited extensively throughout her native Bangladesh, and as far and wide as Finland, Holland, Italy, Indonesia, the UK and the USA. Seminal exhibitions include the group show No Country: Contemporary Art for South and Southeast Asia at the Guggenheim. Curated by June Yap, the show has traveled to Singapore and Hong Kong. She also represented Bangladesh at the country’s national pavilion at the 54th Venice Biennale in 2011. Lipi’s work can be found in major public collections around the world, including the Samdani Art Foundation and Devi Art Foundation, while awards include the 2004 Grand Prize at the 11th Asian Art Biennale in Bangladesh. Her first exhibition in Turkey was held at Pi Artworks Istanbul, where it ran from 1 November – 30 December 2013, with whom she also presented a solo project at the recent Dhaka Art Summit of February 2013.

About Pi Artworks:

Pi Artworks was founded by Yesim Turanli in 1998 in Istanbul and for the past 15 years, has been introducing Turkish and international artists to the primary market. Since its founding, Pi Artworks has been committed to showcasing the best of Contemporary Turkish and international art to Istanbul’s growing art scene, alongside providing an international platform for its roster of artists to showcase their work. The gallery is located at the famous historical Misir Apartmani in Istanbul and in October 2013 Pi Artworks London opened on 55 Eastcastle Street, in the heart of London’s bustling Fitzrovia.

Location: 55 Eastcastle Street, W1W 8EG, London, UK
Private View: 6:30-9pm, 26 February 2014
Dates: 27 February – 31 March 2014
Hours: Mon-Fri 10am – 6pm; Sat 11am-6pm (Sundays closed)

For press information and images, please contact: Anna Wallace-Thompson ( or call +44 207 637 8403

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Gürültü/Noise, Osman Dinç, Pi Artworks İstanbul(1-29 Mart 2014)

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Osman Dinç
Private View: Saturday, 1 March 2014, 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Istiklal Cad. Mısır Apt. 163/4, Galatasaray Istanbul/Turkey


Following on from his solo exhibition Theorem, in which Osman Dinç presented all new sculpture and photography works, Pi Artworks Istanbul is pleased to announced a special one-month long sound installation project, Noise.

We are delighted to announce that the talented percussionist Tunç Çakır will be working with Osman Dinc to record the installation and create a unique soundtrack which will be available on CD. Music lovers can either listen to it on its own or use it as an accompaniment to compose new music

Osman Dinç, Noise, 2014, installation view

For Dinç, the most integral part of this new project will be the creation of an interactive enviroment with the audience. “Today, we are aware that we exist within a universe where everything is in motion around everything,” he explains. “In the 20th century, quantum physices proved that the universe is made up of energy, of vibrations – another aspect of vibration is, of course, is sound. The title of the installation – Noise – also refers to the idea of unproven scientific data. Furthermore, the minimal metal sculptural works which I have worked with throuhgout my career are not as stagnant as they seem – at least to me, and can be seen as very noisy. They have been created in a noisy environment, and are the product of a noisy process within my studio. The time had come for me to question this noise, which has deafened me for years, and takes its inspiration from a talk I gave in front of one of my Instrument Sonor works some 26 years ago in Orleans. Today, it is interesting to be able to prepare such an installation during a time that the surrounding social environment is also very noisy – Noise is a chaotic mass of sound.”

“They say that ‘all chaos gives birth to harmony – all harmony is pregnant with chaos’. In the case of this installation, it is up to the audience to create harmony out of the noise.”

Osman Dinç will exhibit a series of Instrument Sonor works as part of his interactive sound installation project Noise, which will take over the gallery interior, running at Pi Artworks Istanbulfrom 1 – 29 March 2014.
Notes to Editors:

Based in Paris, where he has lived and worked since 1977, Osman Dinç (1948) taught at the Ecole Nationale Superieure d’Art de Bourges from 1990–2011. He has exhibited his sculptural output extensively over the past four decades in France, Germany and Turkey, including Bursa, Ankara, Istanbul and Balikesir in the latter. Recent group exhibitions include Fair Signe at the Maison d’art contemporain Chailloux, MACC, Fresnes, France and Cosmic Touch at Espace Art Roch, Paris, both in France. Dinç has numerous awards under his belt, including the 2002 Sculptor of the Year from Ankara’s Art Foundation in Turkey, as well as 1993 UNESCO Sculptor of the Year, awarded in Paris, France. He has also been third awarded the State Museum of Sculpture and Painting Award. His works can be found in public and private collections both in Turkey and abroad, including Istanbul Modern, Merkez Bank Collection, Ankara Devlet Painting Sculpture Museum, Paris Municipality, Fondation Cartier, Fond National d’Art Contemporian, Musée de  Annecy,  CIRVA Marseille, Centre National de la photographie Paris, Ville d’Ivry-sur-Seine, Ville de Gennevilliers, Ville de Bourges and Departement du Cher, among others.

Pi Artworks was founded by Yesim Turanli in 1998 in Istanbul and for the past 15 years has been introducing Turkish and international artists to the primary market. Since its founding, Pi Artworks has been committed to showcasing the best of Contemporary Turkish and international art to Istanbul’s growing art scene, alongside providing an international platform for its roster of artists to showcase their work. The gallery is located at the famous historical Misir Apartmani in Istanbul and in October 2013 Pi Artworks London opened on 55 Eastcastle Street, in the heart of London’s bustling Fitzrovia with a group exhibition Pi: Housewarming, presenting some of its key artists ahead of a series of solo shows.
Osman Dinç: Noise
Pi Artworks Istanbul
Misir Apartmani 163/4 No:13 Kat:4, Galatasaray/Beyoğlu
01-29 March 2014 10.00 am – 19.00 pm (Except Sundays) 

For press information and images, please contact:
Eda Derala:
Feyza Sungur:
Anna Wallace-Thompson: (English)

(0212) 293 71 03

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