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March - September 2024

Metr.cube is an art space on the move for culture-art workers. Metr.cube aims to offer, through space and spacelessness, an alternative option to the processes of art creation, display and to exist as an artist in the culture ecology. Metr.cube is an innovative art project that challenges institutionalized exhibition methods through the use of the truck as an alternative and mobile exhibition space.

It aims to combine public realm with its own private / discrete space. Thus, it provides locations with no exhibition venues or audiences who cannot be reached by exhibition venues the opportunity to interact with art. Metr.cube is designed to produce solutions to the problems of (i) spacelessness, (ii) the inward-looking culture-art sector not encouraging pluralism, and (iii) uniform audience from three different perspectives with three separate exhibitions. Planned to be named Cube I, Cube II and Cube III, the exhibitions will take place in March, June and September 2024, respectively. Metr.cube will hit the road in the back of a semi-open truck, cross between Europe and Asia, allow pedestrians, drivers and many residents to be intertwined with art during its visits to various districts of Istanbul, and will embark on the artistic journey of a space.

Ayşegül Yapar

Ayşegül Yapar (Istanbul, 1996) is an independent and multidisciplinary artist. Upon completion of her undergraduate and graduate studies in Visual Arts and Visual Communication Design at Sabancı University, she is currently pursuing her master's degree in Fine Arts at the University of Bologna. The media she uses primarily include placement, painting and printing techniques.

In her artistic creations, Yapar addresses the concepts of domestic space and life, effects of today’s hegemony on the body and the mind, and gender roles. The exhibitions she participated in include “What If You Didn't Know?,” Kasa Gallery (2023); “Closing the Circle,” Matca Art Space, Kaloşvar (2023); “Capriola Art Festival,” Lecce (2023); “8th Color: Woman and Trace,” AKM (2023); “Preoccupation,” Barınhan (2022); “Broken Octave,” 5533 (2022); “39th Akbank Contemporary Artists,” Akbank Sanat (2021); “Resonance,” Base Istanbul (2021); “Far Near,” Base Istanbul (2020) and “Yek-1,” Sabancı University (2021).

Begüm Çelik

Begüm Çelik (b. İzmir, 1998) currently continues her graduate education in Visual Arts and Visual Communication Design under the supervision of Selçuk Artut at Sabancı University, where she completed her undergraduate education in Computer Science and Engineering. Her master’s thesis titled “Artistic, Curatorial and Historical Approach to the Preservation of Multimedia Art: Teoman Madra Archive Study” focuses on Turkish media art history and archiving strategies. Art creation feeds from its theater history, as well as its interdisciplinary journey that combines technology and performance. Interactive installations involving the human-technology relationship are portrayed as a scene in which the play is played by the artist, the artwork and the subject. Çelik’s academic studies focus on the preservation of technological artwork in line with her projects titled “Photometric Approach to Surface Reconstruction of Oil Paintings” and “Test Methodology for the Preservation of Software-Based Artworks,” which she completed in collaboration with the Sakıp Sabancı Museum. In this field, she has undertaken the conservation project for Stephan von Huene’s “What's Wrong with Art?” located in ZKM Karlsruhe.


This page is published on 8 December 2023.