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Cracking the Door Open

Photographs from the Exhibition

Barış B. Atal, Emre Evcimen, Özgür Demirci, Ezgi Yakın, Sarp Keskiner, Esra Okyay (İzmir)
Derya Gözükızıl (Mersin)
Halim Yazıcı (Muğla) 
Mahmut Gültekin, Hediye Yaşar, Devrim Demir (Diyarbakır)
Seda Gökçe, İdil Acim, Umut Sevgül (İstanbul)
İnan Mayıs Aru (İzmir – Çanakkale)

The KONSERVE project hosted thirteen artists from Turkey during the three-week residency programmes organised by the Teos Culture and Art Association in five villages in Izmir, Çanakkale and Bursa between May – July 2022. Cracking the Door Open, curated by Ezgi Yakin, brought together fourteen works inspired by rural cultural heritage elements produced in various disciplines. The exhibition, organised by the KARANTINA collective at Hayy Open Space took place between 11 – 25 November 2022 in İzmir.

“Creating a crack between two things, that is, introducing a topic and initiating a hopeful communication for the progress of that topic, is a painstaking undertaking. This effort of acquaintance and intimacy prioritizes kindness and authenticity. “Cracking the Door Open” describes the spaces created by a relationship from the inside to the outside or from the outside to the inside at the place where you go as a guest. The exhibition, which arises from the experiences of the artists who have experienced living together for twenty-one days in İzmir, Çanakkale and Bursa, is motivated by practices based on experience, research and dialogue with an aesthetic approach and sensitivity, rather than following the scientific methods suggested by various disciplines such as field research. . The way to avoid stereotypical information about the countryside is only possible by establishing appropriate personal contexts. For this reason, it is necessary to remember that the results obtained when looking at the layered structure of the cultural move through the 'openings' that focus on relationality, rather than being an object of direct knowledge or an authentic cultural object. This journey and hospitality process reveals different ways of making sense of the space.” (Ezgi YAKIN)

Hayy Open Space
KONSERVE exhibition opening

İdil Acim
Live Performance
“Sesin Sezgiselliği ve Gövdenin Tekrarı”

Hayy Open Space
KONSERVE exhibition opening

Esra Okyay
“İyi Mi Dicem? Demiycem”

Özgür Demirci
“Dünyamın İçinde Bir Yer”

Barış B. Atal

Emre Evcimen
“Uzun Süredir Bekleyişte ve Bekleyeceğinin Farkında Olan Korkuluk”

Devrim Demir

Mahmut Gültekin

İnan Mayıs Aru
“Codex Mysia”

This page is published on 29 November 2022.