Exhibition : Istanbul, traversée

Cevdet Erek, ''Avluda / In the Courtyard''

Cevdet Erek, ''Avluda / In the Courtyard''

‘Avluda / In the Courtyard

(C. Erek, 2002)


Exhibition : Istanbul, traversée

Palais des Beaux Arts de Lille, Lille, France

15 March/12 July 2009


Haluk Akakce, Hüseyin Alptekin, Kutlug Ataman, Bashir Borlakov, Osman Bozkurt, Hussein Chalayan, Burak Delier, Atom Egoyan, Köken Ergun, Cevdet Erek, Inci Eviner, Katja Eydel, Erik Göngrich, Deniz Gül, Ara Güler, Ali Kazma, Servet Kocyigit, Corey Mc Corkle, Antoine Ignace Melling, Aydan Murtezaoğlu, Ceren Oykut, Sener Özmen and Erkan Özgen, Serkan Özkaya, Camila Rocha, Sarkis, Turhan Selçuk, Erinç Seymen, Superpool, Hale Tenger, Pinar Yolaçan, Aksel Zeydan.

2nd Bridge at Deutsches Architekturmuseum, Frankfurt

06.09.08 – 09.11.08 Becoming Istanbul

An exhibition in the context of the Frankfurt Book Fair 2008
Opening: Friday, 5 September 2008, 7 p.m.
Media conference: Thursday, 4 September 2008, 11 a.m.

In cooperation with Garanti Galeri, Istanbul, from Sept. 6 – Nov. 9, 2008 Deutsches Architekturmuseum will be presenting the “Becoming Istanbul” exhibition. The show revolves around a database that sheds light from all sorts of different perspectives on the city on the Bosporus and how it has developed into the current metropolis that interfaces between the West and the Orient. The interactive presentation, which visitors can themselves control, is driven by a large stock of data contributions made by countless photographers, artists, architects, authors, illustrators and researchers who have focused in their work on the city of Istanbul and approach the metropolis from quite different angles.

The exhibition, which is being held in the context of the Frankfurt Book Fair and its Guest of Honor 2008, Turkey, is being curated by Pelin Dervis (Director Garanti Galeri, Istanbul) together with architects and architectural historians Bülent Tanju and Uğur Tanyeli. On the occasion of the exhibition, an encyclopedic catalog will appear that concerns itself with Istanbul’s urban transformation over the last century and a half.

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