Every Aspect of A Flower

Every Aspect of A Flower

We often use the expression of "like flowers" when we express a beauty. Flowers taking a large part in the beauty understanding of existence, virtually oblige people to this approximation with the endless compositions of beauty they provide. Therefore, flowers are everywhere in our lives by both their true existences and their images drawn by the artists, who desire to reproduce this beauty further.

We can say that there is not any single field, in which flowers do not play a part, in the traditional arts of our civilization, where there were experienced very bright eras in the fields of both flower cultivation and flower painting. Everywhere is decorated with flowers from the ornaments of the Holy Qur’an to tiles, from divan pages to pillars in mosques, and from enormous monuments to tombstones. The flowers drawn in the fruit room of the Topkapı Palace with a naturalist style unfading for three centuries, or the stylized flowers drawn by the Karamemi’s magical hands and give off their smell to the Muhibbi divan, and those blossoming in flower books and flourishing in the hands of scientific flower painters... The flowery arts performed by the artists in this era by smelling the past and future, every aspect of a flower, is in the Yeditepe Biennial.

Artists in this themes: Ahmet Sacit Açıkgözoğlu, Emel Nurhan Ogan, Firdevs Çalkanoğlu, Gülsen Bilgin, Hülya Korkmaz, Mamure Öz, Safiye Morçay, Uğur Taşatan, Zehra Çekin, Endemik Çiçekler Grubu.

Overflowing From The Place

Overflowing From The Place

Let’s define it this way: The person overflowing from his/her own body and soul geography since s/he doesn’t fit in it is called artist, and the overflowing thing is called art. “Should I die, when I don’t say” is also from this kind. Sometimes, there are moments when the art doesn’t fit to the field where it is defined, and would make us say “what is it doing here”. Unusual beauties, which these leaps create and bring people to the line of “in fact it suits” or “why not”, open different fields both to art and artist and to the seeing eyes. Works of the ebullient artists not fitting in to a place are in the Yeditepe Biennial.

Artists in this themes: Aysel Ergül, Bienal Ekibi, Emre Akpolat, Alperen Akpolat, Hatice Ünal, Mustafa Cemil Efe, Ömer Faruk Dere, Ahmet Futtu, Ahmet Sacit Açıkgözoğlu, Berrin Çakin Güç, Havva Bayraktar, Eda Erzurumluoğlu Tülek, Nilgün Firdevs Baltepe, Nurhan Gürbüz, Yasemin Ağırdır, Nur Reyhan Albayrak Özal, Nilgün Firdevs Baltepe, Soner Şahin, Semra İsmailoğlu, Berrin Süzen, Aylin Eda Durak, Berin Alpar, Aylin Özkan, Leyla Varol, Dilek Yalçın, Hikmet Barutçugil, Hülya Sözer, Kubilay Eralp Dinçer, Nilüfer Mutlu, Nihal Özşirin, Tijen Sabırlı, Muhammed Türk, Mustafa Cemil Efe, Tonguç Yaşar, Sezer Tansuğ, Armağan Bilgin, Beyza Akıncı Kaplan, Betül Bilgin, S. Hilal Arpacıoğlu, Dağıstan Çetinkaya, Emel Gemici, Erol Kılıç, Mehlika H. Kırca, Emine Tuğyan Gündoğdu, Büşra Taşpınar, Murat Gür, Reza Hemmatirad, Selma Keleş Şahin, Fatma Zeynep Çilek, Hatice Ünal, Ali Emre Kaymak, Özden Aydın, Aysel Ergül, Ayşe Kiraz, Rakibe Kalkan, Şeyda Demirburan, Tüzin Tiryaki, Yılmaz Eneş, Zafer Baştak, Zehra Karakoç.

Like A Bird

Like A Bird

It is one of the creatures that people mostly emulate and would like to be in their shoes. We are jealous of their wings, and try to find ways to learn their language, and speak to them without considering what people might say. As a matter of fact, this is not a self-talk, rather, we get response for it. We set them to work, and send them to the beloved one to say our best regards or take the secret hidden in its feather to its owner, and then ask them “my crane, from whom did you get this cry”. We built pavilions for them when we live, and make room in our tomb for them to drink water when we die.

She is the Phoenix hidden behind the Mountain Kaf, and she is also the Philomel bleeding its breast on a rose branch, and she is also the Kaknüs that is burnt out and reborn from its ashes, and the Huma that never lands on, and she is the one telling the good news with an “olive branch” in its mouth that there is still life in the world after the flood.

The artists of this era, who look at the troubles of people and humanity, their remedies, their dreams, shortly everything that people go through with a view from birds, will tell the human conditions with bird language in the Yeditepe Biennial by saying “people like a bird”.

Artists in this themes: Ali Ahmet Çoktan, Asgar Moradi ve Zeynap Rahnama, Atilla Çakır, Ayşenur Kadakçı Velioğlu, Ayten Pelit, Bahar Yalçın, Güngör İblikçi, Hasan Ertuğrul, Hikmet Barutçugil, Hülya Yaatası, Özlem Özer Tuğal, Reza Hemmatirat, Şehnaz Biçer Özcan, Şeyma Yeniçeri, Yeşim Yıldız Kalaycıoğlu, Yonca Sanat Grubu.

Group Exhibitions

Group Exhibitions

Cahide Keskiner, Süheyl Ünver defines her as “she realized the renaissance in Turkish ornamentation by reaching to a very advanced level in our fine art world”, says “Every work is not art, and every person producing works is not an artist. An artwork doesn’t come to existence without self sacrifice and devotion. Artist should act with decency and good manners. Regardless of how much a person produces or not, and regardless of how many activities s/he conducts or not, if s/he doesn’t understand that s/he is ‘nothing’, everything goes for nothing.” This group exhibition, where you can see almost all the colors that our traditional arts have taken in the hands of the artists of this age, and where you can ask the questions of what is art, and who is artist in your mind with every artwork you see, waits for you in the Yeditepe Biennial.

Group Exhibition Artists: Abdul Vahap, Yasemin Ergün- Kevser İbrahimoğlu, Ayşe Nurgül Kabasakal-Songül Sümen Ak, Betül Coşkun, Büşra Akan, Erol Kılıç, Esen Akgöl, Esra Eşin, Fatma Betül Acun, Figen Tekiner, Gül Tezbora, Gülten Kosova, Hacı Meryem Kiola, Hatice Ünal, Hüdayin Sav, Kamuran İşcan, Leyla Varol, Mehdi Naghavi, Meryem Şahin, Safigül Bengü Olgun-Zeynep Önen, Semra Ata, Tuba Ruhengiz Azaklı, Veysel Kucuras, Yasemin Taş, Zeliha İyilik, Zeynep Bato, Zeynep Bostan, Zeynep Elçi, Zeynep Işık Çetinkaya.

Artists in Group Tile Exhibition: Adilcan Güven-Cem Güven, Emel Gemici, Ersin Fethi Öçal, Gülen Kesova, Gülfer Akgönül, Güvenç Güven, İbrahim Kuşlu, Kifayet Özkul, Mehmet Gürsoy, Melike Haliloğlu, Nur Avlupınar, Özkan Tokaç, Rauf Sadi Güven, Ryuko Kito, Salih Sarıçam, Selma Keleş Şahin, Tenzile Özgün, Timur Bilir, Ümmühan Çelikkaya, Yumiko Kubota.

International Exhibitions

International Exhibitions

International exhibitions in the field of calligraphy, gilding and tile art offers the selected artworks regarding the different styles that artists fed by different cultures developed in the same field of art. Art lovers witness in international exhibitions that art unites people in the semantic world by removing all the boundaries drawn on maps. International exhibitions sometimes enable art lovers to see different aspects to same theme and sometimes, same aspects to different themes.

Artists: Abdurrahim Kahya, Abdurrahman Depeler, Abdurrazak Karakaş, Ahmet Koçak, Ali Toy, Ali Rıza Özcan, Awni Nakkaş, Aydın Kızılyar, Ayman Hassan, Bekir Çetintaş, Cemali Gündoğdu, Cevad Huran, Davut Bektaş, Efdalüddin Kılıç, Fatih Özkafa, Fatih Yıldız, Ferhat Kurlu, Fuat Başar, Habib Ramezanpour, Hakan Arslan, Hanife Alpaydın, Hasan Çelebi, Hüseyin Gündüz, Hüseyin Kutlu, Hüseyin Öksüz, Hüsrev Subaşı, Levent Karaduman, Mehmet Memiş, Mehmet Özçay, Menaf Nam, Muhammed Cevadzade, Muhammed Nuri Çetinkaya, Muhammed Yaman, Mustafa Parıldar, Nuria Garcia Masip, Osman Çiçek, Osman Özçay, Ömer Faruk Özoğul, Resul Afşin Okur, Sabah Arbili, Safarbati Mhamed, Savaş Çevik, Seyyid Ahmet Depeler, Tahsin Kurt, Yılmaz Turan, Yusuf Mazi.  

Abdülhamit Yılmaz, Afsane Nangar, Arda Çakmak, Ayşe Sayın, Berna Kervan, Eyüp Özcan, Faruk Taşkale, Fatma Özçay, Firdevs Bakkal, Gülnur Duran, Gülsüm Gügercin, Halenur Bakkal, Hilal Dağtekin, İsmail Çökük, Kadriye Bayraktar, Mamure Öz, Nadir Tatar, Necati Sancaktutan, Nihal Tezcan, Nihan Ümran Ersin, Nilüfer Kurfeyz-Selim Sağlam, Nurdanur Ünal, Orhan Dağlı, Seda Demir, Selcen Belgin Balıkçı, Serap Bostancı Tuluk, Serhat Tokmak, Sevde Gülüt, Simanur Uzun, Şahalim Şahmansurav, Şeyma Okur, Vildan Sert.

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