The new show at ALAN Istanbul entitled “You Are Here” focuses on the relationship between art and space; one of the most important issues in contemporary art. Making its viewers a part of the show, the works in the exhibition reach beyond their own boundaries and turn the space itself into a “work” of art.
Taking a never-before-seen exhibition experience one step forward, ALAN Istanbul also includes secondary means of circulation in the experience, while approaching the issue with reversed strategy. The usual sequence that begins with the gallery space and ends with published media is reversed; resulting in a course beginning with the magazine and ending with the exhibition. The walls in the show are treated as the pages of a magazine, thus making it possible for a two-dimensional publication to extend beyond its boundaries and present itself in the form of a new experience.
Published bimonthly with the goal to help spread information, activities and developments concerning art production in the international circulation networks of contemporary art, WARHOLA magazine will release its 7th issue at the same time with its presentation in the gallery space, and will be distributed in Istanbul and New York.
The exhibition entitled “You Are Here” features the significant Turkish contemporary artists Ramazan Bayrakoğlu, İrfan Önürmen, Ardan Özmenoğlu and Halil Vurucuoğlu; it was realized with the help of the graphic designer Bürkan Özkan, and can be seen at ALAN Istanbul until November 8th, 2014.