Myths and dreams from Elgiz Collection
26.03 – 31.07.2022
Arkas Art Center and Elgiz Museum are hosting each other’s exhibitions based on ecological reminders in their museums in Izmir and Istanbul, the two largest cities of Turkey. The “Nature, Gardens, Fantasies” exhibition compiled from the Arkas Collection is on display at the Elgiz Museum, while the “Myths and Dreams” exhibition compiled from the Elgiz Collection is on display at the Arkas Art Center.
The starting point of the “Myths and Dreams” exhibition is the ecological concerns we are facing today. The exhibition aims to reflect with the viewer the concepts of ecosophy and autopoiese put forward by Felix Guattari.
The selection compiled from the Elgiz Collection aims to explore how artists from different cultures deal with these issues and what suggestions they make. In the first stage, the damage caused by humans to nature and the environment, which is expressed in various forms of expression by the artists based on the concept and layers of ecosophy, is discussed. In the second stage, it is put forward that it is possible to eliminate all these negative consequences without wasting time and to create an alternative world where all the lost values are preserved.
Erol Akyavaş, Darren Almond, Tomur Atagök, Nancy Atakan, Ramazan Bayrakoğlu, Olivier Blanckart, Daniele Buetti, Fernando Canovas, Loris Cecchini, Burak Delier, Burhan Doğançay, Oleg Dou, Flavio Favelli, Friederike Feldman, Günther Förg, Murat Germen, Piero Gilardi, Fausto Gilberti, Liam Gillick, Robert Gligorov, Alev Gözonar, Dennis (Mehmet) Gün, Özlem Günyol, Selma Gürbüz, Paul Hodgson, Hayal Incedoğan, Bengü Karaduman, Kurucu Koçanoğlu, Azade Köker, Büşra Kölmük, Barbara Kruger, Danielle Kwaaitaal, David LaChappelle, Aimée Zito Lema, Mateo Maté, Guillermo Mora, Ozan Oganer, Pieter Ombregt, Hakan Onur, Julian Opie, Abdurrahman Öztoprak, Mimmo Paladino, Alex Prager, Marc Quinn, Antonio Riello, Cindy Sherman, Thomas Struth, Hiroshi Sugito, Yaşam Şaşmazer, Hale Tenger, Steinunn Thorarinsdottìr, Aslı Torcu, David Tremlett, Ömer Uluç, Deniz Üster, Jack Vanarsky, Joana Vasconcelos, Luis Vidal, Halil Vurucuoğlu, Johannes Wohnseifer, Xavier Veilhan, Burcu Yağcıoğlu, Iskender Yediler, Pınar Yolaçan, Pan Yue, Veljko Zejak.
Tomur Atagök, Nancy Atakan, Gizem Candan, Hayal Incedoğan, Bengü Karaduman, Şevval Konyalı, Antonio Riello, Hale Tenger, Deniz Üster, Yaşam Şaşmazer.
Fernando Canovas eserinin mekâna özgü yerlestirmesi / Placement spécifique au site de l’oeuvre de Fernando Canovas / Site specific installation of the work of Fernando Canovas Şevval Konyalı, Ibrahim Konyalı
WITH SPECIAL THANKS TO THE GUEST ARTISTS WHO CONTRIBUTED TO THE EXHIBITION WITH THEIR ARTWORKS.