Works from Akdeniz University
Faculty of Fine Arts
08 September - 16 October 2016
Pera Museum has been supporting young artists each year over the past ten years. Having collaborated not only with prominent institutions in Turkey, but also with leading art schools across the world, the new exhibition Encounters brings together artworks from Akdeniz University’s Faculty of Fine Arts between 08 September and 16 October 2016.
This exhibition includes artworks by the students of the University’s departments of Painting, Sculpture, Graphic Design, Photography, Traditional Arts, and Cinema. Encompassing works by the first graduates and more recent ones as well as those by graduate students, this selection embraces references to the city’s colorful fabric and its rich cultural history. Curated by Ebru Nalan Sülün, the exhibition cherishes the idea that methods and media are merely tools in artistic production and make room for an interdisciplinary dialogue and analysis of diverse aesthetic and thematic approaches.
Different themes such as the Metamorphosis of the Body, Abstraction, Conceptual Approaches, Digital Universe-Publicity and Documentary, exemplify Akdeniz University’s Faculty of Fine Arts’ artistic training and diversified educational approach.
The Metamorphosis of the Body focuses on the question of metamorphoses and uses of the body. Abstraction includes works paintings, sculptures along with traditional arts, with abstract renderings of city plans executed with traditional techniques. The selection in Conceptual Approaches gives the opportunity to observe different approaches to conceptual art and the uses of “ready-made” presented at the Faculty. In Digital Universe-Publicity, it is possible to see works from the Department of Graphics as well as from the Departments of Photography and Traditional Arts. The section Documentary, formed from works within the documentary photography and video art also give the opportunity to observe perceptual differences in “documentary” methods and production processes.
The exhibition Encounters: Works from Akdeniz University Faculty of Fine Arts is on show at the Pera Museum, Istanbul, Turkey between 08 September and 16 October 2016.