Surface Bulk or The Mine Mountain

From: June 15, 2017 @ 00:00 EDT
To: August 19, 2017 @ 23:59 EDT
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with Furkan Temir
June 15 – August 19, 2017
Operation Room
Güzelbahçe Sok, No:20
34365 Ni?anta??
Istanbul, Turkey

The American Hospital’s Gallery “Operation Room” will host Furkan Temir’s exhibition titled “Surface Bulk or The Mine Mountain”, between the dates 15th June – 19th August 2017.

Furkan Temir’s photographs, taken during his travels in Turkey, will be presented to the viewer with a new narrative adapted to the exhibition space.

Carrying a documentary quality, which forms the main axis of the exhibition, color and black and white photographs, shot over the last 2 years, will be accompanied by a video installation, consisting of hundreds of passport photographs selected from archives found in Anatolia. These photographs have been programmed algorithmically for the video. From the regions photographed by Temir, selected 3D digital models transformed into printed matter will also be presented to the viewers. Another part of the installation consists of basalt, asphalt and concrete samples of various sizes.

What kind of information does a “country” provide about the individual’s position? In a society that has a tradition of covering what is on the surface, and unearth what is deeply buried, how is it possible to build up a mental and sensorial connection to the environment? “Surface Bulk or The Mine Mountain” moves around these questions anew, using the tradition of the relationship between documentary photography to culture and geography. The exhibition is curated by Ilg?n Deniz Akselo?lu. Graphic design by Umut Alt?nta?.

The exhibition will take place between 15 June – 19th August 2017 at the “Operation Room” art gallery in the American Hospital.

Operation Room is open every day except Sundays between 10:00-19:00.

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