Exhibitions

UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS

   Last Call    Alican Leblebici’s solo exhibition which will be held at Mixer between September the 14th and October the 20th is based on body, border and security politics; is looking for ways to confront the fears of the past, present and, the future. This exhibition, which focuses on gradual transformation of personal fears shaped by the ruling powers into mass ones, presents a perspective about the representation and confrontation of the fears.   

Last Call

Alican Leblebici’s solo exhibition which will be held at Mixer between September the 14th and October the 20th is based on body, border and security politics; is looking for ways to confront the fears of the past, present and, the future. This exhibition, which focuses on gradual transformation of personal fears shaped by the ruling powers into mass ones, presents a perspective about the representation and confrontation of the fears.

 

CURRENT EXHIBITION

Mixer Sessions III

Since the day it was established, Mixer aims to make art accessible to everyone, while creating an open platform for young artists to show their works. In accordance with this mission, the exhibition series Mixer Sessions, where a group of artists is selected within the applications under an open call to senior, masters and doctoral students of the Faculties of Fine Arts, present its third edition between June 8 and August 4, 2018.

PAST EXHIBITIONS

   Proximity    Mixer brings together three photographers who focus on the nature and the mind and how the two work in collaboration between September 14th   and October 20th. There is a direct correlation between nature and mind. While trying to perceive the nature, our minds unwittingly analyze this event with the help of different links. Unlike the generally known reasoning process, this amazing ability of analysis in our brain is related to the "pattern perception". 

Proximity

Mixer brings together three photographers who focus on the nature and the mind and how the two work in collaboration between September 14th and October 20th. There is a direct correlation between nature and mind. While trying to perceive the nature, our minds unwittingly analyze this event with the help of different links. Unlike the generally known reasoning process, this amazing ability of analysis in our brain is related to the "pattern perception". 

   Eda Soylu - Remnants From My Grandmother's House     "Remnants From my Grandmother's House"  is a way for  Eda Soylu  to comprehend the empty void left behind the departed, through a house, objects and shadows. As the artist fuses the relics from her grandmother's house with those within her memory, she poetically searches for the way to commemorate the departed through her belongings.

Eda Soylu - Remnants From My Grandmother's House

"Remnants From my Grandmother's House" is a way for Eda Soylu to comprehend the empty void left behind the departed, through a house, objects and shadows. As the artist fuses the relics from her grandmother's house with those within her memory, she poetically searches for the way to commemorate the departed through her belongings.

   Printed '18    Starting off with the notion of making art accessible, since 2014 Mixer is hosting the  "PRINTED"  exhibition series featuring original print works produced with different printing techniques. This year, the selection consists of a range extending from the 1900s to our day, including different printing techniques such as lithography, serigraphy and etching, artist books and photobooks created in the Photography Application and Research Center (FUAM) workshops.

Printed '18

Starting off with the notion of making art accessible, since 2014 Mixer is hosting the "PRINTED" exhibition series featuring original print works produced with different printing techniques. This year, the selection consists of a range extending from the 1900s to our day, including different printing techniques such as lithography, serigraphy and etching, artist books and photobooks created in the Photography Application and Research Center (FUAM) workshops.

   Tesbihte Hata Olmaz    Metaphors are one of the oldest and most common tools for irony in communication. Its usage can create an artistic rhetoric as well as a sarcasm in daily life. The Turkish idiom “Tesbihte hata olmaz” is used to keep the context of the speech in a safe space. The exhibition “Tesbihte Hata Olmaz” aims to take a look at the new meanings gained by metaphors, at the spots where written language coincides with visuality.

Tesbihte Hata Olmaz

Metaphors are one of the oldest and most common tools for irony in communication. Its usage can create an artistic rhetoric as well as a sarcasm in daily life. The Turkish idiom “Tesbihte hata olmaz” is used to keep the context of the speech in a safe space. The exhibition “Tesbihte Hata Olmaz” aims to take a look at the new meanings gained by metaphors, at the spots where written language coincides with visuality.


   Myths    Mediha Didem Türemen’s second solo exhibition, “Myths” will be on display at the historical Adahan Istanbul cistern, between 3 and 23 April 2018. With a focus on depicting an imaginary timeframe which could not be captured by photography, the artist’s new series presents an interpretation of nature, forced into metamorphosis. With her “Myths” series, the artist presents a production utilizing cinematography, photography and engraving, to convey the legends experienced by people who witness surreal moments due to changing climate conditions and unpredictable natural phenomena.

Myths

Mediha Didem Türemen’s second solo exhibition, “Myths” will be on display at the historical Adahan Istanbul cistern, between 3 and 23 April 2018. With a focus on depicting an imaginary timeframe which could not be captured by photography, the artist’s new series presents an interpretation of nature, forced into metamorphosis. With her “Myths” series, the artist presents a production utilizing cinematography, photography and engraving, to convey the legends experienced by people who witness surreal moments due to changing climate conditions and unpredictable natural phenomena.

   The Animal Side    Inspired by the eponymous book of Nazli Karabiyikoglu, the exhibition focuses on the possibilities regarding nature and animals, away from humanity and civilization. These works propose a new perspective leaning towards the wild and nature to break away from anthropocentric view, considering non-human in the face of humanity and non-civilized in the face of civilisation.

The Animal Side

Inspired by the eponymous book of Nazli Karabiyikoglu, the exhibition focuses on the possibilities regarding nature and animals, away from humanity and civilization. These works propose a new perspective leaning towards the wild and nature to break away from anthropocentric view, considering non-human in the face of humanity and non-civilized in the face of civilisation.

   Art Stage Singapore 2018    Mixer is attending the leading contemporary art fair in Asia, Art Stage Singapore, held between 25 - 28 January 2018 featuring  Berkay Bugdan ,  Sibel Kocakaya  and  Alican Leblebici . Mixer who has met the audience with Bugdan’s solo show at Art Stage for the last two years, brings together three artists under the theme “Beauty: Is it all about perspective?” this year.

Art Stage Singapore 2018

Mixer is attending the leading contemporary art fair in Asia, Art Stage Singapore, held between 25 - 28 January 2018 featuring Berkay BugdanSibel Kocakaya and Alican Leblebici. Mixer who has met the audience with Bugdan’s solo show at Art Stage for the last two years, brings together three artists under the theme “Beauty: Is it all about perspective?” this year.


   Are you Awake?    Taking herself in various places as the figure of her photographs, she superimposes the scenes to create abstract places. Interested in impermanence of the body and space together with the sense of not belonging to a place, Kaya points the questions to the viewer that she asked herself through her pursuit: I am the one with the clothes, but who am I? I am myself. The mirror.

Are you Awake?

Taking herself in various places as the figure of her photographs, she superimposes the scenes to create abstract places. Interested in impermanence of the body and space together with the sense of not belonging to a place, Kaya points the questions to the viewer that she asked herself through her pursuit: I am the one with the clothes, but who am I? I am myself. The mirror.

   Guest: Unexpected    The “guest”s of the exhibition are expressing their own artistic perception through a new language. The works selected on Özlem Ünsal's proposal reflect a unique attitude that emphasizes the their own style. Exhibition’s “guest”s in this scope are fashion designer and V&A Jameel Price Judge Dice Kayek, musician Hakan Özoğuz, actor Mert Fırat, fashion and commercial photographer Tamer Yılmaz. 

Guest: Unexpected

The “guest”s of the exhibition are expressing their own artistic perception through a new language. The works selected on Özlem Ünsal's proposal reflect a unique attitude that emphasizes the their own style. Exhibition’s “guest”s in this scope are fashion designer and V&A Jameel Price Judge Dice Kayek, musician Hakan Özoğuz, actor Mert Fırat, fashion and commercial photographer Tamer Yılmaz. 

   Neighborhood    Gökçe Irten’s first solo exhibition ‘’Neighborhood’’ focuses on urban transformation and its reflections on households The change in the understanding of urbanization over the last few years brought different ways of life with it. The transformation of conventional residential areas to the skyscrapers detracted people from socializing as ending the neighborhood culture. Squeezing neighborhoods into single buildings created isolated lives by decreasing the trust and sincerity.

Neighborhood

Gökçe Irten’s first solo exhibition ‘’Neighborhood’’ focuses on urban transformation and its reflections on households The change in the understanding of urbanization over the last few years brought different ways of life with it. The transformation of conventional residential areas to the skyscrapers detracted people from socializing as ending the neighborhood culture. Squeezing neighborhoods into single buildings created isolated lives by decreasing the trust and sincerity.


   Upside Down    Ahmet Sari, in his works, addresses to the found objects which are used by anthropologists to understand the perceptions and life cycle of masses while creating a systematic definition. The artist criticizes the West for its unethical convention to the objects in which they are interpreted to create a model of society while wrecking its original demographic structure. According to the artist, the undergoing ambiguity of orientalism and the political realities are also consequences of this.

Upside Down

Ahmet Sari, in his works, addresses to the found objects which are used by anthropologists to understand the perceptions and life cycle of masses while creating a systematic definition. The artist criticizes the West for its unethical convention to the objects in which they are interpreted to create a model of society while wrecking its original demographic structure. According to the artist, the undergoing ambiguity of orientalism and the political realities are also consequences of this.

   Sense of Movement    "Sense of Movement" is a group exhibition by Kürsat Bayhan, Çagdas Erdogan, Furkan Temir and Murat Saka between October 27th and December 9th, 2017 featuring the artists' photographic works in last two years. While the exhibition highlights the last year's agenda both of Turkey and the world, it accentuates the crossing areas of photography and journalism.

Sense of Movement

"Sense of Movement" is a group exhibition by Kürsat Bayhan, Çagdas Erdogan, Furkan Temir and Murat Saka between October 27th and December 9th, 2017 featuring the artists' photographic works in last two years. While the exhibition highlights the last year's agenda both of Turkey and the world, it accentuates the crossing areas of photography and journalism.

   o+oma+a    The exhibition takes its name after the Automata Theory, which examines the mathematical interaction of man and machines, covers the story of a fictive machine. It leaves the audience, who cannot see but feel its existence by intuition, with the discovery process of the appearance and the functioning of this machine that is directly connected with the production process of the artists.

o+oma+a

The exhibition takes its name after the Automata Theory, which examines the mathematical interaction of man and machines, covers the story of a fictive machine. It leaves the audience, who cannot see but feel its existence by intuition, with the discovery process of the appearance and the functioning of this machine that is directly connected with the production process of the artists.


   Blackbox    With the second edition of Session, Mixer aimed to encourage students to study in departments such as Art Management, Cultural Management, Art History, and give them an opportunity to advance through the education they have received. The selected project for Sessions II is Karakutu / Blackbox, which was curated by Burcu Bilir, the senior student at Yildiz Technical University Arts Management Department.

Blackbox

With the second edition of Session, Mixer aimed to encourage students to study in departments such as Art Management, Cultural Management, Art History, and give them an opportunity to advance through the education they have received. The selected project for Sessions II is Karakutu / Blackbox, which was curated by Burcu Bilir, the senior student at Yildiz Technical University Arts Management Department.

   Printed '17: The Multiplier Effect    The 2017 selection, which brings together works from modern as well as contemporary masters, has been put together by Eda Kehale Argün. Kehale herself studied Printmaking at Northwestern University’s Art Department. In Printed ‘17 “The Multiplier Effect”, Mixer focuses on making noteworthy artists accessible to a wider audience. By including works spanning 30 years and a wide range of media in the selection, Kehale aspires to share with the audience the ‘multiplier effect’ of editioned artworks in different dimensions of art.

Printed '17: The Multiplier Effect

The 2017 selection, which brings together works from modern as well as contemporary masters, has been put together by Eda Kehale Argün. Kehale herself studied Printmaking at Northwestern University’s Art Department. In Printed ‘17 “The Multiplier Effect”, Mixer focuses on making noteworthy artists accessible to a wider audience. By including works spanning 30 years and a wide range of media in the selection, Kehale aspires to share with the audience the ‘multiplier effect’ of editioned artworks in different dimensions of art.

   Inclusion / Comprehension    Doruk and Akinci, two artists who share the same atelier during the creation of the  Kapsama  /  Kavrama  exhibition, experience each other’s process of production and witness each other’s metas which progress independently from each other even though they focus on different subjects. Reflections of this process which have mentioned show itself clearly between the dialogues that artworks have built with each other.

Inclusion / Comprehension

Doruk and Akinci, two artists who share the same atelier during the creation of the Kapsama/Kavrama exhibition, experience each other’s process of production and witness each other’s metas which progress independently from each other even though they focus on different subjects. Reflections of this process which have mentioned show itself clearly between the dialogues that artworks have built with each other.


   The Racing Driver and His Double     Eren Ileri ’s ‘’ The Racing Driver and His Double ’’, a series of his black and white photography, are presented at Mixer Open Space. Artist questions the nature between the human and the technology as well as the relationship beyond "the natural". Ileri documents brief but candescent ‘’moments’’ which are correlating to pictures of utopia/dystopia, in specific to the Formula 1 Grand Prix motor racing.

The Racing Driver and His Double

Eren Ileri’s ‘’The Racing Driver and His Double’’, a series of his black and white photography, are presented at Mixer Open Space. Artist questions the nature between the human and the technology as well as the relationship beyond "the natural". Ileri documents brief but candescent ‘’moments’’ which are correlating to pictures of utopia/dystopia, in specific to the Formula 1 Grand Prix motor racing.

   Remains    People start to witness, observe and experience the time and space that they live in as soon as they are born. Our minds record objects, emotions and characters in these spaces as a moment and create memories by collecting from these moments. Time and spatial relations, which constitute among recorded memories, are about the experiential routine of the human mind. A person’s position of self in society is effective in shaping these memories.

Remains

People start to witness, observe and experience the time and space that they live in as soon as they are born. Our minds record objects, emotions and characters in these spaces as a moment and create memories by collecting from these moments. Time and spatial relations, which constitute among recorded memories, are about the experiential routine of the human mind. A person’s position of self in society is effective in shaping these memories.

   Observed Truths    Reality can be interpreted as the process of transforming imperceptible concepts into perceptible ones. While performing a review on the relativity and necessity of the concept of reality, the exhibition questions the concept of Reality shaped with regard to the references the elements of perception create within themselves. In line with this reference, it is the indiscipline itself, where ways of perception are perpetually diversified and adapted on, that is Absolute.

Observed Truths

Reality can be interpreted as the process of transforming imperceptible concepts into perceptible ones. While performing a review on the relativity and necessity of the concept of reality, the exhibition questions the concept of Reality shaped with regard to the references the elements of perception create within themselves. In line with this reference, it is the indiscipline itself, where ways of perception are perpetually diversified and adapted on, that is Absolute.


   After the 20th    The project, which was initiated by the registration of the biological coal production process carried out in one of the villages of Istanbul's Northern Forests, witnesses the stages of transformation from raw material to product around a single tree. The artist, while setting his analogy through the story of a particular tree traces the Represented.

After the 20th

The project, which was initiated by the registration of the biological coal production process carried out in one of the villages of Istanbul's Northern Forests, witnesses the stages of transformation from raw material to product around a single tree. The artist, while setting his analogy through the story of a particular tree traces the Represented.

   Negative Pleasure    Meltem Sahin, who handles the works of philosophers such as Gilles Deleuze, Friedrich Nietzsche and Maurice Merleau-Ponty with their naïve drawings with pastel colors. Focusing on hearing, sight and touch, creating a unique field of experience and learning.

Negative Pleasure

Meltem Sahin, who handles the works of philosophers such as Gilles Deleuze, Friedrich Nietzsche and Maurice Merleau-Ponty with their naïve drawings with pastel colors. Focusing on hearing, sight and touch, creating a unique field of experience and learning.

   Reclamation    Reclamation consists of works on steel that we are familiar with from Berkay Bugdanoglu’s previous shows, as well as introducing first interactive-sculpture works by the artist. For his third solo show at Mixer, whilst remaining loyal to his own technique, Bugdanoglu takes his practice a step further by transforming and integrating the materials that he uses to broaden the contextual frame of the exhibition.

Reclamation

Reclamation consists of works on steel that we are familiar with from Berkay Bugdanoglu’s previous shows, as well as introducing first interactive-sculpture works by the artist. For his third solo show at Mixer, whilst remaining loyal to his own technique, Bugdanoglu takes his practice a step further by transforming and integrating the materials that he uses to broaden the contextual frame of the exhibition.


   Grid    Mixer’s new exhibition "Grid " brings together a group of emerging artists who divide their working plane into equal parts, form relations between those parts and treat rules and boundaries of the society and the individual as grids. While being a template consisted of equally sized units, such as squares or rectangles, grid helps us to find our way on maps, while establishes new relations between identical parts of a whole, creating new paths. Although its units are equal to each other, grid embraces the diversity of the structure or the surface it is laid on.

Grid

Mixer’s new exhibition "Grid " brings together a group of emerging artists who divide their working plane into equal parts, form relations between those parts and treat rules and boundaries of the society and the individual as grids. While being a template consisted of equally sized units, such as squares or rectangles, grid helps us to find our way on maps, while establishes new relations between identical parts of a whole, creating new paths. Although its units are equal to each other, grid embraces the diversity of the structure or the surface it is laid on.

   Last Exit    Kürsat Bayhan has started the project which named “Last Exit” about three years ago. He wanted to capture the changes in the city he lives in as well as the topographic changes in the rural areas surrounding it. During the weekend trips to the construction sites and path of the highways and connecting roads, Bayhan took the time to speak with those living in the area. To illustrate this, the artist came up with a three-point metaphor involving rural life, the landscape and portraits.

Last Exit

Kürsat Bayhan has started the project which named “Last Exit” about three years ago. He wanted to capture the changes in the city he lives in as well as the topographic changes in the rural areas surrounding it. During the weekend trips to the construction sites and path of the highways and connecting roads, Bayhan took the time to speak with those living in the area. To illustrate this, the artist came up with a three-point metaphor involving rural life, the landscape and portraits.

   Mixer Sessions I    Since the day it was established, Mixer aims to make art reachable to everyone, while creating platforms for young artists to show their works. For the first time this year, Mixer has initiated the exhibition series Sessions, where a group of artists is selected from various applications under an Open Call, to be exhibited in the summer period.

Mixer Sessions I

Since the day it was established, Mixer aims to make art reachable to everyone, while creating platforms for young artists to show their works. For the first time this year, Mixer has initiated the exhibition series Sessions, where a group of artists is selected from various applications under an Open Call, to be exhibited in the summer period.


   Printed '16    For the annual exhibition series Printed that was initiated in 2015 with the objective to make art more accessible, this year’s show will be featuring important names. While preserving the uniqueness of the artworks by pressing different sizes and limited numbers, limited edition artworks can also reach a wider audience. Printed'16 exhibition will meet with art lovers until July 2, 2016 at Mixer.

Printed '16

For the annual exhibition series Printed that was initiated in 2015 with the objective to make art more accessible, this year’s show will be featuring important names. While preserving the uniqueness of the artworks by pressing different sizes and limited numbers, limited edition artworks can also reach a wider audience. Printed'16 exhibition will meet with art lovers until July 2, 2016 at Mixer.

   On Paper    ‘On Paper’ exhibition is inviting artists from various backgrounds on a wide scope to create a dialogue ‘on paper’. The exhibition seeks to reveal the role of paper and its place within the scope of art and creation. The exhibition reminds us that paper, is a material that has accompanied the process of creation since ages.

On Paper

‘On Paper’ exhibition is inviting artists from various backgrounds on a wide scope to create a dialogue ‘on paper’. The exhibition seeks to reveal the role of paper and its place within the scope of art and creation. The exhibition reminds us that paper, is a material that has accompanied the process of creation since ages.

   Masturbation     “Dear audience; the pieces you’ll see in this exhibition are a fiction of the creator’s issue of building a world on his own. It’s a feeling of reproduction and existing. Each artist attends this exhibition with their own fiction and creation process, trying to make sure that this process is known and sensed, without any imposition, struggling to contour that state of existence in this world.”   Mustafa Horasan

Masturbation

“Dear audience; the pieces you’ll see in this exhibition are a fiction of the creator’s issue of building a world on his own. It’s a feeling of reproduction and existing. Each artist attends this exhibition with their own fiction and creation process, trying to make sure that this process is known and sensed, without any imposition, struggling to contour that state of existence in this world.” Mustafa Horasan

   Image Still    “Image Still” seeks to search the concept of the image today, and how artists interpret the evolution of the image.  Nowadays where the boundaries between these definitions are becoming ever-more transparent, the exhibition traces the journey of the image as a medium.  Deriving from the ‘moment’, the image is static yet in motion, as it is situated in time in eternity …    

Image Still

“Image Still” seeks to search the concept of the image today, and how artists interpret the evolution of the image.  Nowadays where the boundaries between these definitions are becoming ever-more transparent, the exhibition traces the journey of the image as a medium. Deriving from the ‘moment’, the image is static yet in motion, as it is situated in time in eternity …

 

   Nonlinear Future    The exhibition investigates through spatial references the scenarios of the future lingering between utopia and distopia. The works that will be presented includes satellite footages that is taken from search engines, fictitious landscapes, vitrines of food peddlers and angels who sacrifice their immortalities. Ayşe Gül Süter, Bedia Ekiz, Buşra Tunç, Çağrı Saray, Sümer Sayın and Viron Erol Vert's most recent works will be on view until 10 January 2016 at Mixer.

Nonlinear Future

The exhibition investigates through spatial references the scenarios of the future lingering between utopia and distopia. The works that will be presented includes satellite footages that is taken from search engines, fictitious landscapes, vitrines of food peddlers and angels who sacrifice their immortalities. Ayşe Gül Süter, Bedia Ekiz, Buşra Tunç, Çağrı Saray, Sümer Sayın and Viron Erol Vert's most recent works will be on view until 10 January 2016 at Mixer.

   (Re)present Exhibist: 2 Years    Mixer is a place that fuels creativity, dialogue and critical thinking, making it the perfect venue for this exhibition.  exhibist  and Mixer share the same objectives of supporting emerging contemporary artists from Turkey by opening up the Istanbul art scene to the world and encouraging critical writing in Turkey as well as responding to the local scene’s youthful, inventive dynamism.

(Re)present Exhibist: 2 Years

Mixer is a place that fuels creativity, dialogue and critical thinking, making it the perfect venue for this exhibition. exhibist and Mixer share the same objectives of supporting emerging contemporary artists from Turkey by opening up the Istanbul art scene to the world and encouraging critical writing in Turkey as well as responding to the local scene’s youthful, inventive dynamism.

   Borders and Boundaries    The built spaces act as a dominant power and put pressure on individuals to prevent them to freely express themselves. Physical and political barriers as such, carry a significant role in every aspect of the individual’s life, from language to lifestyles in physical and social spaces. The conceptual frame of “Borders and Boundaries” builds itself around these political, structural and social obstacles defining the individual’s identity.

Borders and Boundaries

The built spaces act as a dominant power and put pressure on individuals to prevent them to freely express themselves. Physical and political barriers as such, carry a significant role in every aspect of the individual’s life, from language to lifestyles in physical and social spaces. The conceptual frame of “Borders and Boundaries” builds itself around these political, structural and social obstacles defining the individual’s identity.

   Printed'15    Mixer, an art platform that brings a fresh view to the idea of contemporary art space, will be hosting Printed’15 between April 29th and June 14th, an event showcasing limited edition prints, photographs and multiples of both local and international artists.

Printed'15

Mixer, an art platform that brings a fresh view to the idea of contemporary art space, will be hosting Printed’15 between April 29th and June 14th, an event showcasing limited edition prints, photographs and multiples of both local and international artists.

   Line    Line is one of the most important inventions of the history of civilization. It is the main constituent of written communication and artistic expression.  Line, which can be seen as an action on a platform, is shaped with the relationship a draftsman builds with the surface. Its boundaries are therefore determined and it eventually evolves into a form. In this context, power of the line turns into a visual memory within historical process, depending on both the cultural environment and the person who draws it.

Line

Line is one of the most important inventions of the history of civilization. It is the main constituent of written communication and artistic expression.

Line, which can be seen as an action on a platform, is shaped with the relationship a draftsman builds with the surface. Its boundaries are therefore determined and it eventually evolves into a form. In this context, power of the line turns into a visual memory within historical process, depending on both the cultural environment and the person who draws it.

   Close to Self    We want our photographs to carry happy marks from particular moments. Looking back at a photograph, we remember as we combine our memories with the feeling that the photo gives us. We don’t stand alone in those happy moments; we want someone or something next to us to appear in that photo. Then, why there is a need for someone or something –it could be a simple thing as well as a monument or an organic structure–? Is it because they contribute to our construction of identity, or because they visually set off our character? Or with all of these, is it because they also ally with our emotions?

Close to Self

We want our photographs to carry happy marks from particular moments. Looking back at a photograph, we remember as we combine our memories with the feeling that the photo gives us. We don’t stand alone in those happy moments; we want someone or something next to us to appear in that photo. Then, why there is a need for someone or something –it could be a simple thing as well as a monument or an organic structure–? Is it because they contribute to our construction of identity, or because they visually set off our character? Or with all of these, is it because they also ally with our emotions?

   Non-Place    The group exhibition entitled as  non-place,  curated by Mehmet Kahraman, is about non-places such as airports, amusement parks and shopping centers of our era, which are detached from their contexts, resemble one another and can be found anywhere. The non-places which influence the way mobile subjects of the contemporary world experience places, bring people together and let them socialize while giving individuals an existential contradiction space by creating a sense of loneliness.

Non-Place

The group exhibition entitled as non-place, curated by Mehmet Kahraman, is about non-places such as airports, amusement parks and shopping centers of our era, which are detached from their contexts, resemble one another and can be found anywhere. The non-places which influence the way mobile subjects of the contemporary world experience places, bring people together and let them socialize while giving individuals an existential contradiction space by creating a sense of loneliness.

   Chaoskampf     B ugdan’s recent works are shaped with a pictorial setting focusing on the Chaos and the ones standing against it. Reflecting on new perspectives and produced by renewed techniques, these art works reveal the artist’s experimental seeking. As it becomes possible to see the clash of chaos and order on the surface in his paintings through intertwining tones of color, his drawings and prints contain more of figurative impressions about this opposition.

Chaoskampf

Bugdan’s recent works are shaped with a pictorial setting focusing on the Chaos and the ones standing against it. Reflecting on new perspectives and produced by renewed techniques, these art works reveal the artist’s experimental seeking. As it becomes possible to see the clash of chaos and order on the surface in his paintings through intertwining tones of color, his drawings and prints contain more of figurative impressions about this opposition.

   The Built Environment - Lower East Side in Istanbul    Mixer is delighted to present The Built Environment, Lower East Side in Istanbul, the first show of the new season. This group-exhibition features nine international artists, none of whom have previously shown in Istanbul. These artists work in photo-based practices, painting, collage, printed matter, sculpture, video, and some are producing site-specific works, directly engaging with the built environment of Istanbul. The artworks in The Built Environment, Lower East Side in Istanbul will be displayed in Mixer’s exhibition space in Tophane between 19 September – 02 November, combine references to constructed space with a focus on urban topography, specifically a sense of how the order and structure of our environment can produce a sense of disorientation, confrontation, or sometimes anxiety.

The Built Environment - Lower East Side in Istanbul

Mixer is delighted to present The Built Environment, Lower East Side in Istanbul, the first show of the new season. This group-exhibition features nine international artists, none of whom have previously shown in Istanbul. These artists work in photo-based practices, painting, collage, printed matter, sculpture, video, and some are producing site-specific works, directly engaging with the built environment of Istanbul. The artworks in The Built Environment, Lower East Side in Istanbul will be displayed in Mixer’s exhibition space in Tophane between 19 September – 02 November, combine references to constructed space with a focus on urban topography, specifically a sense of how the order and structure of our environment can produce a sense of disorientation, confrontation, or sometimes anxiety.

   Non-existing Images    Non-existing Images builds its theoretical framework on the multi-layered relationship between the image and the viewer. Each form we encounter on various media –usually on two-dimensional surfaces– eventually becomes first a continuum and then a completion in the minds of the viewers, with regards to their own existential incompletion. In line with the idea that the image is incomplete on its own and can only be complete in the mind of the viewer, artworks face countless different interpretations and transform into a myriad of unique reflections.

Non-existing Images

Non-existing Images builds its theoretical framework on the multi-layered relationship between the image and the viewer. Each form we encounter on various media –usually on two-dimensional surfaces– eventually becomes first a continuum and then a completion in the minds of the viewers, with regards to their own existential incompletion. In line with the idea that the image is incomplete on its own and can only be complete in the mind of the viewer, artworks face countless different interpretations and transform into a myriad of unique reflections.

   Erör    Cins’s works seem as a visual diary inspired by encounters of daily objects with his subconscious. The title of the exhibition is a play on the word ‘error’, combining the roughness of ‘terror’ and the ‘error’s he encounters during his new artistic practice. The pastel tones the artist uses, puts the revolting objects depicted out of their context and invites the viewer to read these drawings in a different way.

Erör

Cins’s works seem as a visual diary inspired by encounters of daily objects with his subconscious. The title of the exhibition is a play on the word ‘error’, combining the roughness of ‘terror’ and the ‘error’s he encounters during his new artistic practice. The pastel tones the artist uses, puts the revolting objects depicted out of their context and invites the viewer to read these drawings in a different way.

   A Matter Of Timing    Meltem’s work visualizes the unavoidable effect of mass media devices on human life, centering around the concepts of communication, relationships and detachment while dealing with co-existing or counter-positioned concepts like time-space and engagement-apathy. 

A Matter Of Timing

Meltem’s work visualizes the unavoidable effect of mass media devices on human life, centering around the concepts of communication, relationships and detachment while dealing with co-existing or counter-positioned concepts like time-space and engagement-apathy. 

   Homo Evolution    As a form of being, Homo Sapiens continues to evolve within an ongoing process, triggered by the cultural and technological developments of modern times. These layers, created instantly by various evolution processes, are turning into surreal and fantastic canvases with the help of the artist’s creative reflex and imagination.

Homo Evolution

As a form of being, Homo Sapiens continues to evolve within an ongoing process, triggered by the cultural and technological developments of modern times. These layers, created instantly by various evolution processes, are turning into surreal and fantastic canvases with the help of the artist’s creative reflex and imagination.

   Not Quite As Thought    The post-modern age creates some existential problems such as the objectification of the body, identity problems, social pre-acceptances, and individuality in common life. These problems put forward the duality of body/consciousness, and also naturalise the process of individuals positioning themselves within the outside world.   

Not Quite As Thought

The post-modern age creates some existential problems such as the objectification of the body, identity problems, social pre-acceptances, and individuality in common life. These problems put forward the duality of body/consciousness, and also naturalise the process of individuals positioning themselves within the outside world.

 

   Record    The multi-disciplinary exhibition Kayıt/Record focused on developing perspectives surrounding the effects on individual and social memory in contemporary art.  The artists looked at the theme of records and recording, and now even more so where the lines between fiction and reality are becoming ever more blurred, and with our memories warped, Kayıt/Record group exhibition aimed at manipulating this through the viewpoint of the audience.

Record

The multi-disciplinary exhibition Kayıt/Record focused on developing perspectives surrounding the effects on individual and social memory in contemporary art.  The artists looked at the theme of records and recording, and now even more so where the lines between fiction and reality are becoming ever more blurred, and with our memories warped, Kayıt/Record group exhibition aimed at manipulating this through the viewpoint of the audience.

   New Perceptions: Body and Boundaries    In the works of Kocakaya, the identity changing in the axis of uncertainty of the space is visualized as the position of seeking its own existence. The ambiguity in faces, in a sense, gives a clue to the distributional relationship established between the viewer and the artist. The solo exhibition of Kocakaya including image, photograph and video works focuses on the expression of mental action and physical reaction of human to circumstances she is in. The artist uses her own body as a model in her works while produces a new faceless body dispelling her facial expressions. 

New Perceptions: Body and Boundaries

In the works of Kocakaya, the identity changing in the axis of uncertainty of the space is visualized as the position of seeking its own existence. The ambiguity in faces, in a sense, gives a clue to the distributional relationship established between the viewer and the artist. The solo exhibition of Kocakaya including image, photograph and video works focuses on the expression of mental action and physical reaction of human to circumstances she is in. The artist uses her own body as a model in her works while produces a new faceless body dispelling her facial expressions. 

   Hotel Italia    The need to inject the nourishment that only art and culture can provide to a hotel once branded under the admirable title of  Italia,  is an unambiguous resolve by the involved artists and curator(s) alike – by interpreting this and focusing on the cultural heart of a nation that is currently choking under civil negligence and the loss of political centrality, Hotel Italia offered not only its viewers the opportunity of discovering the many works hanging on its labyrinth of ‘hotel room walls’, but also this experience on the whitewashed walls of an art space, expropriated from their original place of origin, creating an air of disorientation among this ‘hotels’ unusual temporary guests.

Hotel Italia

The need to inject the nourishment that only art and culture can provide to a hotel once branded under the admirable title of Italia, is an unambiguous resolve by the involved artists and curator(s) alike – by interpreting this and focusing on the cultural heart of a nation that is currently choking under civil negligence and the loss of political centrality, Hotel Italia offered not only its viewers the opportunity of discovering the many works hanging on its labyrinth of ‘hotel room walls’, but also this experience on the whitewashed walls of an art space, expropriated from their original place of origin, creating an air of disorientation among this ‘hotels’ unusual temporary guests.

   Grigori    In a passive society made up of homogenous, cloned individuals, a society where even the slightest hint of pandemonium fails to make any difference. A society now so deeply rooted, it takes more than a few individuals to break the mould, and as a result of this lack in individual force, any glitches that one attempts to gather are meaningless; a single person’s efforts are guaranteed to fail, as one belongs merely in an existential sense.

Grigori

In a passive society made up of homogenous, cloned individuals, a society where even the slightest hint of pandemonium fails to make any difference. A society now so deeply rooted, it takes more than a few individuals to break the mould, and as a result of this lack in individual force, any glitches that one attempts to gather are meaningless; a single person’s efforts are guaranteed to fail, as one belongs merely in an existential sense.