YUSUF MURAT ŞEN -

ARLES PHOTO FESTİVAL

02-07.07.2018, ARLES, FRNACE

'Fading Away', Yusuf Murat Şen's photobook, which

takes its name from the recent solo exhibition the

artist has held at Versus Art Project, will be shown in

Arles, France, for the Arles Photo Festival in the

beginning of July. 

NEWS

VERSUS ART PROJECT IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THAT IT HAS ADDED SELIM SÜME TO ITS LIST OF ATISTS. 

 

METEHAN ÖZCAN - MONOMYTH

Group Exhibition - Galeri Nev Ankara

25.4 - 09.6.18

Works of Metehan Özcan will be featured in the group exhibition titled 'Monomyth', at Galeri Nev Ankara, which may be visited through June 9th. 

 

YUSUF MURAT ŞEN - FUAM PHOTOBOOK COLLECTION

Galleria dell Academia di Belle Arti - Macerata, Italy

10.4 - 20.5.18

Curator: Tuna Uysal - Antonello Tolve

The Academy of Fine Arts of Macerata, in collaboration with FUAM, founded and directed by artist Yusuf Murat Şen, has opened a special exhibition showcasing over 50 photobooks from the FUAM collection. The exhibition is on view through May 20th, in Macerata, Italy. 

 

YUSUF MURAT ŞEN - SON BASKI II 

Daire Sanat

27.4 - 6.5.18

Curator: Volkan Kızıltunç

Three works from the 'Fading Away' series by artist Yusuf Murat Şen will be included in the group exhibition titled 'Last Edition II', curated by artist Volkan Kızıltunç. The exhibition may be visited at Daire Sanat through May 6th, Sunday. 

 

ATOPOS PROJECT

8.3.2018

EVENT :  ATOPOS FORUM PART 4 

Versus Art Project hosted the Atopos Forum artist talk in line with its current group exhibition, Atopos Project. 

Here is the the fourth and final  part of the talk.

The exhibition, curated by Rafet Arslan, explores non-places, urbanization, invaluable spaces, and unsafe territories. 

SERCAN APAYDIN - INTERNAL DESIGN

11.4-5.5.18

NEWS : EXHIBITION

The solo exhibition of artist Sercan Apaydın titled 'Internal Design' will be shown at MarsIstanbul through May 5th. The exhibition includes numerous site specific installations made of found objects, as well as works on canvas. 

Apaydın, who focused on the themes of unmanned spaces/places as well as the subject of the ‘city’ and produced mostly in the form of collage in his earlier works, now transforms his work from installations into interior experiences, in the form which he names, ‘internal design’. The show displays an ironic perspective on the functionality of the interior in defined exterior.

YUSUF MURAT ŞEN-FADING AWAY

29.3-6.5.18

FOCUS : ARTIST AT WORK

We went into the ever so mysterious dark room of artist Yusuf Murat Şen inside the Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, to take a closer look into how Şen creates his images.

 

Here is a sneak peak of what a day in the life of Yusuf Murat Şen looks like among found photographs and ancient photography techniques. 

'Fading Away', the solo exhibition of the artist, hosted by Versus Art Project can be visited until May 6th, 2018. 

GÖKHAN BALKAN - KATMANLAR

12.4-27.4.2018

NEWS : EXHIBITION

Gökhan Balkan will be featured in the non profit group exhibition titled 'Katmanlar'(Layers), hosted by 42 Maslak Art!SPACE Gallery, and will be on view through April 27th.

All profits from the exhibition will be donated to the Turkish Liver Foundation. 

ATOPOS PROJECT

8.3.2018

EVENT :  ATOPOS FORUM PART 3 

Versus Art Project hosted the Atopos Forum artist talk in line with its current group exhibition, Atopos Project. 

Here is the the third part of the talk.

The exhibition, curated by Rafet Arslan, explores non-places, urbanization, invaluable spaces, and unsafe territories. 

RAFET ARSLAN- MUĞLAK ALAN

CMK Sanat Galerisi

NEWS: EXHIBITION

19.04 – 10.05.2018

Curator: Nilgün Yüksel

The assamblage work of Rafet Arslan, titled 'Başka Dünyaların Şarkıları' will be included in the group show, 'Muğlak Alan', at CMK Art Gallery, opening on April 19th. The exhibition may be visited through May 10th, and will be hinting various themes of multidisciplinary mediums, limitlessness, and the melting of boundaries. 

ATOPOS PROJECT

8.3.2018

EVENT :  ATOPOS FORUM PART 2 

Versus Art Project hosted the Atopos Forum artist talk in line with its current group exhibition, Atopos Project. 

Here is the the second part of the talk.

The exhibition, curated by Rafet Arslan, explores non-places, urbanization, invaluable spaces, and unsafe territories. 

ATOPOS PROJECT

8.3.2018

EVENT :  ATOPOS FORUM PART 1 

Versus Art Project hosted the Atopos Forum artist talk in line with its current group exhibition, Atopos Project. 

Here is the the first part of the talk.

The exhibition, curated by Rafet Arslan, explores non-places, urbanization, invaluable spaces, and unsafe territories. 

GÖKHAN BALKAN

THE THIRD NATURE

8.12.2018

EVENT :  ART TALK PART 2

Moderator: Ezgi Bakçay

Speakers: ​Gökhan Balkan, Emre Zeytinoğlu, Oğuz Haşlakoğlu

Here is the second and final part of the art talk on The Third Nature, Gökhan Balkan's solo exhibition hosted at Versus Art Project. 

ATOPOS PROJECT

FOCUS :  TEASER

Curator: Rafet Arslan

Artists: 

ALPER T. İNCE | CAN-D & CHEW-Z | DENİZ M. ÖRNEK | EZGİ YAKIN | İRFAN ÖNÜRMEN | İSMET DOĞAN | MEHMET ÇEPER |

NALAN YIRTMAÇ | NEJAT SATI | NEVZAT SAYIN |

SERCAN APAYDIN | YİĞİT KOÇ | YUSUF MURAT ŞEN |

ZEYNEP BELER

‘ an exhibiton on invaluable spaces, non-places, and uneasy, apprehensive territories.’

Here is a preview look at Atopos Project, the upcoming group exhibition at the gallery curated by Rafet Arslan. The exhibition includes works from various mediums by 14 different artists. 

The show opens on February 22nd, and will be on view through March 24th. 

GÖKHAN BALKAN

THE THIRD NATURE

 

EVENT:  TEASER - A TALK ON THE THIRD NATURE

8.2.2018

Moderator: Ezgi Bakçay

Speakers: Emre Zeytinoğlu, Gökhan Balkan, Oğuz Haşlakoğlu

Versus Art Project hosted a talk on The Third Nature, the latest solo show by artist Gökhan Balkan. The discussion spanned over various topics including the post human nature, the meaning of identity, defining the hybrid city, debating the meanings of the truth, reality, and imagined reality. Lacanism and the Kantian perspective were also discussed last Thursday night. 

Here is a teaser video of the highlights from the talk. 

ÖMER PEKİN

PRIVATE GALATA GREEK PRIMARY SCHOOL

FOCUS: PROCEDURAL REALITY

                INSTALLATION VIEW

Take a sneak peak of Ömer Pekin's latest installation at the Private Galata Greek Primary School titled Procedural Reality. The show is on view through February 17th. 

Procedural Reality is an immersive installation that consists of large scaled, unique glass objects. A layer of projection mapping is digitally imprinted on top of the glass objects, functioning as the soul of these objects. This digital layer generates different painterly patterns that interact with the physical constitution of the glassworks. Once surrounded by different glass sculptures, the visitors see the environment through different lenses of patterns, which then creates a unique effect of being at the center of a digital painting. The exhibition offers an alternative perception of materials and also a new way of feeling a space and engaging with it. The viewers placed inside a painterly object, that is a three-dimensional painting, discover unique artistic and architectural perspectives in the realm of Procedural Reality.

CAN AYTEKİN - EMPTY HOUSE

ARTER

NEWS: EXHIBITION

16.03 – 15.07.2018

Curator: Eda Berkmen


A new exhibition by Can Aytekin is coming to ARTER in this spring, titled 'Empty House' which opens on March 16th, and will be on view until July 15th, 2018. 

The exhibition, which takes its name from Aytekin's new series "Empty House", will also include a selection of the artist's preceeding series, "Temple Paintings", "Rock Paintings", "Garden Paintings", "Everything is in its Proper Place" and "Inverse".  

ÖMER PEKİN -

PROCEDURAL REALITY

GALATA RUM OKULU

NEWS: EXHIBITION

31.01 – 17.02.2018 

Ömer Pekin's solo show, organised by ALEV (Avusturya Liseliler Vakfı), will be held at the Private Galata Greek Primary School, Istanbul from January 31st through February 17th.

Combining his artistic approach with his role as an architect, Pekin describes the essence of my work as 'to create a space where the subject dives deep into self-exploration in that space.' Procedural Reality belongs to a body of work that triggers its audience to engage intensively with the work. It is an installation that speaks not only to the visual perception but also to the other senses. 

SERCAN APAYDIN-

RİTİM ANALİZ 

R.E.M ART SPACE

NEWS: EXHIBITION

08.02 - 11.03.2018

Sercan Apaydın's work will be shown in the grou exhibition,  'Ritim Analiz', at R.E.M Art Space İstanbul from February  8th until March 11th, 2018. 

The exhibition is presented as an expression of the rhythmic analysis between the existing space and the fictional spaces with different abstract pictorial narrative forms.

RAFET ARSLAN – IMAGINATIVE TIME
KARE ART GALLERY

01.02 – 21.03.2018
Curator: Denizhan Özer

Rafet Arslan's artwork will be included in the group exhibition titled 'Imaginative time' at Kare Art Gallery. 
Imaginative Time examines the impact of the images that we cannot help ourselves but look at them without aware of it and questions our reason for existence with the perspectives of artists that create artworks in different disciplines.

HALIDA BOUGHRIET-

NOT WHAT YOU THINK

HINTERLAND GALERIE

NEWS: EXHIBITION

25.01 – 24.03.2018

Halida Boughriet, one of the five exhibiting artists in Paris Fashion Week: Tangibility of Garment, Body, Power , will be included in the upcoming group show titled 'Not What You Think!' at Hinterland Galerie, Vienna. The exhibition will open on January 25th, on view until March 24th. 

ÖMER PEKİN - OP NOT POP

PLATO SANAT

NEWS: EXHIBITION  

11.01 - 24.04.2018 

Curator: Marcus Graf

Assistant Curator: Melike Bayık

Ömer Pekin's work will be included in the group exhibition titled Op Not Pop. 'Op, Not Pop' reflects on the meaning of illusion in today’s abstract art in Turkey. Presenting artists of various generations, and disciplines, Plato Sanat’s current exhibition reveals different concepts and aesthetics in contemporary abstraction and optical art. Ranging from video to photography, as well as from painting to sculpture, the artists in the show underline the intellectual significance and formal richness of this fundamental matter of art’s theory and practice.  The artists at the show are interested in formalist ideas as well as in using strategies of Op Art for critically discussing the character of our mediated and manipulated reality. 

GÖKHAN BALKAN

FOCUS: ARTIST AT WORK

11.01 - 10.02.2018

We went into the studio of artist Gökhan Balkan, who's solo exhibition titled The Third Nature will be opening on January 11th, Thursday. Balkan explains how he realizes the technique, image transfer on canvas which forms a major part of the exhibition. The artist also talk about how he came about the term, 'post human nature' and 'third nature', giving us a brief introduction to the upcoming exhibition.

RAFET ARSLAN - HORS WAR

KORFMANN LIBRARY

NEWS: EXHIBITION

03.01 – 15.01.2018

Starting off the new year, the video work of Rafet Arslan will be included in the group show curated by Fatih Balcı and Duygu Sabancılar in the Korfmann Library in Çanakkale, Turkey. Opening on January 3rd, 2018, the exhibition can be visited through January 15th. 

ÖMER PEKİN

NEWS: MEDIA FEATURE

29.12.2017

Ömer Pekin was recently featured in the SPOTLIGHT section of the online publication, In-Between. Spotlight, in partnership with Swatch watches, hosts and interviews an up and coming, young designer, personality, artist, influencer each week. 

We tour around with Ömer during a routine day in the life of the artist and while he gives us a sneak peak of his work NonCorrelated, currently featured in the group show Surface to Space at our very own Versus Art Project. 

GHAZEL

HALIDA BOUGHRIET

EVENT: ARTIST TALK

18.11.2017

Participants: Ghazel, Halida Boughriet, Ezgi Bakçay

On the closing day of the group exhibition, Paris Fashion Week: Tangibility of Garment, Body, Power Versus Art Project hosted an artist talk with participating artists Halida Boughriet and Ghazel. Ghazel spoke on her ME series, which were shown in the exhibition, while Boughriet discussed social and gender inequalities through performance art, in relation to her own work shown in the exhibition.  The video here is a small teaser for the talk. 

NINAR ESBER

ZOULIKHA BOUABDELLAH

EVENT: ARTIST TALK

11.10.17

Participants: Ninar Esber, Zoulikha Bouabdellah, Yekhan Pınarligil

Versus Art Project hosted an artist talk with Ninar Esber and Zoulikha Bouabdellah, two of the participating artists in the group exhibition, Paris Fashion Week: Tangibility of Garment, Body, Power on October 13th, Saturday. Zoulikha Bouabdellah discussed her work over the years with an emphasis on Dansons and Les Hommes de la Plage, two of her work shown in the exhibition while Ninar Esber talked about herself and work as a performance artist in relation to her cultural heritage. 

MAJIDA KHATTARI

EVENT: RUNWAY SHOW - PERFORMANCE

11.11.2017

The runway show - performances of Majida Khattari have been long talked about for the past few years around the globe. Majida is best known for her defile-performances at the Louvre, Centre Pompidou and in various sites around Europe. In line with the group exhibition at Versus Art Project titled Paris Fashion Week: Tangibility of Garment, Body, Power, a retrospective performance, this time in İstanbul was hosted at the gallery with a private cocktail event.

The video presents a preview of the performance night. 

 

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