The Yapı Kredi Arts & Publishig is hosting two important exhibitions at the Yapı Kredi Culture Centre in Beyoğlu: “Meydan / Square,” an installation unique to the centre by artist Deniz Gül on the second floor, and “Milat / Milestone,” which features the most recent collection of drawings by poet Lale Müldür. Both events will remain open until October 31.
In “Meydan / Square,” artist Deniz Gül’s guides us through how to experience spaces and streets. The exhibition brings together Gül’s more recent work: projects that try and unearth how public spaces interact with one another spatially. The title “Meydan / Square” was inspired by the word’s various dictionary meanings in Turkish like “alan (area), bulunan yer (a place and its environs), ortalık (a place), karşılaşma yeri (a meeting place), imkan (an opportunity), vakit (time), oyun yeri (a play place), göz önü (before the eye), çağırı yeri (a call place), açık yer (an open place), kavuşulan yer (where you meet/embrace), görünülen (seen), gösterilen (shown)”. Through the medium of writing, Gül invites those viewing Square to consider plurality and diversity together when establishing any potential dialogue with her work, each piece of which was born out of a series of walks that sought out the many way in which one can exist within a public space.
In “Milat / Milestone”, poet Lale Müldür has compiled her newest line of pieces, a series of drawings that carry elements of imagery found in her poetry and thereby offer us a glimpse into all that is new within her world. Each drawing re-interprets the visual realm-the colours, the gestures, the figures-that each poem invites us into as an optical creation. Most of the drawings are, in fact, of figures-a most fundamental of elements-largely portraits of her close friends, or of artists with whom she has a soulful connection to, such as the poet Albert Durer. A series of poems that are either dedicated to, or somehow speak to the persons in question threads them together. The name of the exhibition comes from the first poem of her latest book, “Tehlikeliydi, Biliyordum / I Knew It Was Dangerous,” and feeds off her wanting to recall a turning point that took place during her creative process.
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