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Surface and Beyond at Dirimart Istanbul

Jun 11, 2016

Istanbul-based Dirimart Galeri opens its new 1000 square-metres venue with the inaugural Surface and Beyond exhibition.

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Photography by Işık Kaya. Courtesy of Dirimart Gallery

This may, Istanbul’s art scene welcomed its largest venue yet. Dirimart Galeri opened its seconds 1000 square-metres space and sculpture garden, designed by New York-based Studio MDA. Curated by Heinz Peter Schwerfel, the inaugural Surface and Beyond exhibition features pieces by Turkish and international talents: Franz Ackermann, Haluk Akakçe, Autoban, Ayşe Erkmen, Bernard Frize, Isaac Julien, Sarah Morris, Shirin Neshat, Eva Rothschild, Tomás Saraceno and Ebru Uygun. All works on view push the phyiscal boundaries of traditional mediums – painting, sculpture and film – to new limits. Whereas the concept of the ‘exposed surface’ is investigated from various perspectives, the works feature political, social and religious.

Surface and Beyond: till 30 July
Dirimart Galeri: Irmak Caddesi 11, Istanbul

Exhibition and gallery view
Exhibition and gallery view
Exhibition and gallery view
Exhibition and gallery view
Eva Rothschild The Xs and the Ys, 2014 resin, wool, steel frame 184 x 128 x 3 cm 72 1/2 x 50 3/8 x 1 1/8 ins Courtesy of Dirimart Gallery and the artist.
Eva Rothschild The Xs and the Ys, 2014 resin, wool, steel frame 184 x 128 x 3 cm 72 1/2 x 50 3/8 x 1 1/8 ins Courtesy of Dirimart Gallery and the artist.
Isaac Julien, Echo, 2015, Courtesy of Dirimart Gallery and the artist.
Isaac Julien, Echo, 2015, Courtesy of Dirimart Gallery and the artist.
Bernard Frize
Bernard Frize
Maqta [Abu Dhabi] 2015 Household gloss on canvas 214 x 214 cm by Sarah Morris
Maqta [Abu Dhabi] 2015 Household gloss on canvas 214 x 214 cm by Sarah Morris
Photography by Studio Tomás Saraceno, © 2014
Photography by Studio Tomás Saraceno, © 2014
Tomás Saraceno Connectome, 2013 Rope, threads, mirrors 165 x 120 x 105 cm Edition of 3 plus 1 artist proof #3/3 Photos: © Andrea Rossetti
Tomás Saraceno Connectome, 2013 Rope, threads, mirrors 165 x 120 x 105 cm Edition of 3 plus 1 artist proof #3/3 Photos: © Andrea Rossetti

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