KRANK Art Gallery hosts Irmak Canevi and Zeren Göktan’s collaborative exhibition, titled “0 536 075 56 83”. Through a self-initiated process the exhibition locates, makes a title from and transforms a telephone number among the many that we come across within the fabric of the city, into a work of art. The number that gives the project its name also operates as a portal opening on to the sound installation* that is the only artwork on which the two artists have collaborated.
KRANK Art Gallery hosts Güneş Terkol with the exhibition ‘Home is My Heart’. Terkol’s banner project prepared for Art Night London and its documentation that will be exhibited for the first time in Turkey could be viewed at the gallery until Saturday, November 18th. In addition, Bige Örer will perform an artist talk with Güneş Terkol at November 13th.
In his second exhibition at KRANK Art Gallery, Roman Uranjek presents works from a project that he had started on 1.1.2002 – when the Euro was introduced as the currency of the European Union – and continued uninterrupted for 15 years. The exhibition consists of posters, prints, books and collages. On January 1st, 2002, Roman Uranjek drew his first cross intervention on the European currency Euro, and launched the project titled “At Least One Cross A Day After 1.1.2002”. the objects and found objects overstep their “material presence” and generate their own “image presence”, as the image is a sensibility pertaining to art. The “image presences” transform their iconified state into “art image presences”, reifying their “aureoles” in images.
Krank Art Gallery hosts artist Aslı Çavuşoğlu in a new exhibition, “Patchwork”, curated by Ali Akay. Through the intersection of three different artistic works; Red / Red a work focusing on an ancient red colour, artificially produced gems (The Stones Talk), and imitation jewellery exposed on photographic paper, the artist reveals a history that seems to belong to a realm of simulacrum.
Krank Art Gallery hosts artist Elif Çelebi in “Not Withdrawn from the Ecosystem”, a new exhibition curated by Ali Akay. The artist fills the gallery space with her watercolors that reveal a holistic idea of nature encompassing all living things regardless of the distinction of human-animal-plant.
In a new exhibition titled “A LIGHT THROUGH THE WORLD: HEY, WAIT!”, curated by Ali Akay, KRANK Art Gallery hosts the accomplished young artist Güneş Terkol, currently continuing her work in Paris at the Cité des Arts. Her delicate and translucent works almost place us in “a world of fairy tales,” adopting an attitude that is evanescent like fairy tales on the one hand and quite convincing on the other, and this time inviting the viewer into an enigmatic puzzle unfolding in a world of magic.
Presenting technology as a means of artistic expression in the first exhibition, and the mystery of plants in the second exhibition; this time the gallery space hosts Roman Uranjek and Radenko Milak’s laboratory examining the randomness of moments, in an exhibition curated by Ali Akay. The founders and artists of the IRWIN group, Roman Uranjek and Radenko Milak’s joint project DATES consists of a masterly and spontaneous gathering of Milak’s “365 Images of time” series and Uranjek’s project “At least one cross a day after 1.1.2002”.
Camila Rocha’s exhibition, “The Enigma of Plants,” curated by Ali Akay opens on May 26th. The artist focuses on the conceptualization of plants and the life of plants, and brings together living flora with drawings and self-cultivated plants and seeds from her giant plant installations.
Rocha’s imagined plants emanate a sense of familiarity in the viewer that goes hand in hand with a feeling of undefinable ambivalence. Meanwhile, her installation of nature –organised according to her personal experience and on a foundation of time– recreates an environment that has remained outside of our walls and our daily lives, in an interior space.
The exhibition consisting of the artworks of the Russian artist Vadim Fiwill be open until May 6th.
Vadim Fiškin’s work addresses the tension between imagination and scientific approach. Starting from objects of everyday use, and making use of a scientific approach in the form of a bricolage, Vadim Fiškin is realising an artistic work in the spirit of a “bricoleur”. Objects that we continually use without taking notice, are presented in ways we could not begin to imagine, revealing the mysteries hidden in the elements of his art. The exhibition focuses on a line of thought that develops through these objects.