Contemporary istanbul’15

Contemporary Art Fair.. The fair has come and passed. It was held at Lutfi Kirdar Congress Palace sponsored by Akbank.

It was really amazing as always.. We went a different world with many beautiful works and fed our souls.. Come on let’s take a look some amazing works in the fair this year;

 

Liminal Spaces by Aron Majoros

 

Example by Nick Gentry

Look at this work carefully.. What do you see? Did you realise this work was made of floppy disks?? British artist Nick Gentry generates amazing works by using materials such as floppy disks, film negatives etc.. Really unusual..

Tracks by Nick Gentry

This work was made of film negatives.. You can reach to other works of Nick Gentry by clicking here.

 

Kissing Coppers (also known ‘Gay Bobbies’) by BANKSY

Banksy‘nin bu eseri fuarın en iddialı eserlerindendi. Banksy‘yi bilir misiniz? Ben New York’ta öğrendim. Manhattan ve Brooklyn sokaklarını süsleyen nefis grafitileri hangi sanatçının yaptığını merak edip araştırdığımda çıktı karşıma Banksy.. Dünyadaki en ünlü grafiti sanatçısı diyebiliriz onun için. (Bu arada her biri birbirinden güzel grafitileri çok yakında blogda bulacaksınız..) Neyse, bu çalışma ilk başta İngiltere-Brighton’da Prince Albert isimli bir pub‘ın duvarındaymış. Zamanla insanların ilgisini çok çekmeye başlamış ve ünlenmiş. Sonrasında eser Miami’de yaşayan birine $575.000’e satılmış ve pub’ın duvarından silinmiş.

Bu eser çok derin bir anlam barındırıyor aslında. Tıpkı Banksy’nin diğer eserlerinde olduğu gibi.. Genel toplumsal algıya göre, polis masküleni ve gücü temsil eder. Yine genel toplumsal algıya göre, gay olmak zayıflıktır.(!) Güç sembolü olan polislik mesleği ile zayıf algılanan gay portresi aynı kişide buluşturulmuş ve ortaya bu ezber bozan cesur çalışma çıkmış. Ben bu eseri homofobik bakış açısına atılmış çok güçlü bir tokat olarak yorumluyorum.. Gerçekten müthiş anlamlı..

Banksy’nin grafitilerinden örnekler için buraya tıklayın.

Sky No More by Tolla (Bronze climbing men) & Love by Saint Maxent

 

Amore by Jacques Lebescond (bronze couple) & Chaises Rouge by Alain Gazier

 

Did you remember?? It is impossible to forget! Yes, this is Aylan 🙁 by Koorosh Shishegaran

 

The End of Humanity Series 1 & 2 by Ozcan Uzkur

Although it seems like painting, this art is made by ropes..The artist, instead of classical paints, has preffered to create new visual communication with unlimited horizon, and he succeeded it. With another terms, he challenged paints..The bodies made of ropes by Ozcan Uzkur, without identity symbolizes human fighting each other. These are the bodies that struggle to combine while breaking, but without success. Isn’t it really very meaningful? Are we really breaking while trying to come together?

Tolerance & Your Ego Is My Lego by Derya Ozparlak

 

Lady of Hysteria by Damla Ozdemir

 

What are those people lying down breathless doing?? A platform, some objects on..but the real focus is the people lying down in different positions under the platform..all of them are performance artists..The art is by Jasa who is a Slovac artist, and its name is “Untitled”…The interpretation is left to the visitors.

 

Denizli Cock by Nur Kocak

 

Love in the 21st Century by Ilgin Seymen

Do you think the love in this time is like this??

 

Man with Rat by Yasam Sasmazer

Your thoughts?..

 

Choir by  Server Demirtaş

These moving sculptures were very popular. The moving sculptures of the artist reflect the emotional movements the body makes by using mechanics.

 

Fatality by Bahadir Baruter / Mukadderat – Bahadır Baruter

The sculptures in the globe glasses were very extraordinary, a little frightened but for sure very impressive.

Encounter with Istanbul  by Ahmet Gumustekin

Yes, I encountered with Istanbul.. So? I missed Izmir..

At a part of the fair there were stories of Iranian women about ‘being woman‘. It was really inspiring, the women claiming their feminity and freedom..

I am looking forward to see the next contemporary..

♥♥

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