LENS'19 Things Seen



Mixer was founded in 2012 with the aim of bringing difference disciplines together is now preparing to present “Lens”, which is an exhibition series focusing only on photography. The first part of the series is going to be curated by curated by Sena Çakırkaya. In the upcoming years “Lens” will continue to follow the traces of photography in Turkey and the rest of the world by focusing on diverse themes or techniques.

The exhibition will be held between 17 October - 30 November 2019 and it focuses on the artists and artworks that take photography as a test ground and target photography’s technique and conceptional limits. The exhibition serves as a compliment to the experimentality that brings performance, technique and conceptuality together. Artworks that remove the obstacle between the idea and production while allowing imagination and creativity come together in this exhibition. We see the act of trying to improve photography with different approaches instead of thinking of camera as a tool to transfer thoughts and events. The struggle of remunerate the image, process and thought without perishing in the shadow of current theories is becoming prominent.

Parallel to the comeback of the material and technical variety in contemporary photography, this exhibition brings together the approaches such as photographs without cameras, computer based images or analogue, digital or physical involvement on photographs. The exhibition is treating the image as both the starting point and destination by tracing this test ground in Turkey since 1970s.

Within the scope of the exhibition, a speech will be held with the participation of Selim Süme, Orhan Cem Çetin and Selen Solak, moderated by the exhibition curator Sena Çakırkaya between the hours of 16: 00-18: 00, 19th October. Also a visit to Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University Alternative Photography Studio will be held with the participation of Yusuf Murat Şen.

Artists: Barbara - Zafer Baran, Kerem Ozan Bayraktar, Melis Cantürk, Orhan Cem Çetin, Görkem Ergün, Baha Gelenbevi, Ahmet Öner Gezgin, Cemil Batur Gökçeer, Ege Kanar, Sabit Karamani, Zeynep Kayan, Şahin Kaygun, Cansu Korkmaz, Aslı Narin, Selen Solak, Selim Süme, Sergen Şehitoğlu, Yusuf Murat Şen, Sencer Vardarman

Opening: October 17, Thursday
Time: 18:30 – 20:30
Address: Mixer, Mumhane St. No:46-50, Floor: -1, Karaköy, İstanbul
Phone: 0212 243 54 43