Presenting an extensive anthology from the Çarmıklı Collection, "The First Round" exhibition at Galata Greek Primary School is open from March 6 to March 12, offering a multilayer reading for local modern art with installations, photographs, videos and paintings.
"The First Round," where nearly 100 pieces feeding on social sensitivity and produced by the freedom and authenticity of its creator are on display, shares its integral discourse beyond the identity of collector and collection.
Including works in different mediums, the anthology studiously reveals an idea and adventure searching for years. This adventure from the perspective of the collector, who also curated the exhibition, pushes the limits of new dialogues and expansions on every floor and in every room.
The exhibition, where young talents who are contradictory and innovative but away from the art market and cornerstones of conceptual arts in Turkey meet, is featured as a product of a subtle, common and critical perspective about the current issues.
In this busy agenda where a new trauma is added every day, pieces from more than 70 artists who tackle issues such as individual struggle for existence, gender and identity politics, domestic violence, patriarchal power, women's rights, honor and the traditional-modern dilemma are crowned as the main actors of the exhibition.
"The First Round" stresses the union of force among artists and collectors to reopen the doors to redetermine the limits of conscientious responsibility. The anthology will also bring power and energy to the space with events such as panels, thematic tours and performances.
The exhibition can be visited until March 12, from Thursdays to Sundays, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.