“I Thought I Saw A Cat”
2 October – 9 November 2018
EKAV / Education, Culture and Research Foundation is bringing together art lovers between October 2nd and November 9th with Ardan Özmenoğlu, one of the prominent representatives of contemporary art in her new era, at her third solo exhibition “I Thought I Saw A Cat” at Ekavart Gallery.
I wish you had read a poem,
You had liked a cat,
Maybe you would not pollute this world...
At her “I Thought I Saw A Cat” exhibition, Ardan Özmenoğlu reflects her unique portraits, moustaches, eyes, paws, walks and unique feelings of cats that we share our lives with in her works and she transforms them into works. She presents her portraits of cat with her own original interpretation. The artist focuses on the cats that are living in the the centre of Istanbul and she understood what Sezen Aksu’s song “Even I don’t have a cat” meant a years ago.
The name of the show is used by the cartoon hero Tweety “This yes yes this is really a cat...” However, the exhibition also tells about hundreds of different cat characters that we see in our lives. The cats that artist saw.
Ardan Özmenoğlu is known for her different usages of Turkish and global popular culture expressions and images. Particularly in her works using post-it notes and neon lights, she develops a special language that overlaps cultural history and everyday life, along with the meaning that the material brings with it.
At our age defined by the speed of communications and technology, she, in terms of abundance and references, signs with her slalom and images create a unique line of contemporary art from Turkey.
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You can also follow the exhibition from Turkey’s first online art television www.arttv.com.tr