|"A Decade of Commitment to Contemporary Art"
Elgiz 10 Istanbul
17 September 2011 - 17 March 2012
Dr. Necmi Sönmez
Burak Bedenliler, Lale Delibaş, Nejat Satı, İskender Yediler
Gavin Turk (U.K.)
The first museum of contemporary art in Turkey, Proje4L/Elgiz
Museum is hosting Gavin Turk with Turkish artists in its 10th anniversary exhibition
“Elgiz 10 Istanbul” starting on 17 September 2011.
Istanbul” is curated by Dr. Necmi Sönmez who lives in Dusseldorf and organizes
exhibitions in Europe and United States. It will be a reinterpretation of the
Elgiz Collection which includes artists as Gerhard Richter, Louis Bourgeois,
Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, Sol LeWitt, Tracy Emin, Gilbert&George
along with the Turkish contemporary artists as Abdurrahman Öztoprak, Ömer Uluç,
Azade Köker and Bahar Oganer.
Turk will be displaying a new 2.45M Turkish 'amulet'
painting, as well a wall mounted Turkish rug, “Cave Rug”. Both these works
will be hung on Turks’ turkey wallpaper depicting hundreds of roasted turkeys.
This will be the second time Gavin Turk has exhibited in Istanbul after his
participation in the 6th Istanbul Biennial in 1999.
Other artists doing site-specific
works to accompany the collection exhibition are Burak
Bedenlier, Lale Delibaş, Nejat Satı and Iskender Yediler.
She mainly supports artists from her region. These activities are in the map
of Istanbul Biennial that will be inaugurated in the same dates.
Proje 4L was
founded by collectors Sevda and Can Elgiz under the name of “Istanbul Museum
of Contemporary Art” in its former premises in Levent. The museum opened in
2001, when there were no non-profit institutions in Turkey dedicated to contemporary
Established with a mission to promote the development of contemporary
art in Turkey, the initiave focussed on providing space, support and international
visibility to projects by young Turkish artists.
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