Turkmall Art is an art space that established to reflect the importance that Turkmall gives to art. It exhibits projects that are made by collaborating with non-profit institutions and universities.
Turkmall Art was founded under the supervision of Biber Architecture. Turkmall Art is conducted by architect Deniz Biber Eyüboğlu and architect Kerim Kürkçü
Young Art from Anatolia - II: Orbits
Art Gallery Area - I
Art Gallery Area - II
Art Gallery Area - III
Ahenk II & Vurmalı Heykeller Koray Ariş
The MASS v.1.0 Robots and Cyborgs in Architecture
Young Art From Anatolia - I
Juxtaposition / Karşılaşma
Turkmall & Kunst am Bau
TogetherWe have designed an art Project which consists of a workshop and an exhibition, and which aims at paving the way for artistic communications and future collaborations among Turkish and Syrian artists who live in Istanbul. The initial phase of the project, i.e. the production phase, has been accomplished from December 6th to 18th, 2016 in UNIQ Gallery & UNIQ Space. The workshop entitled “Open Studio” brought five artists from Syria and five from Turkey in UNIQ Gallery & UNIQ Space. The artists who used Uniq Gallery & Uniq Space as their space of production and participation for two weeks to bring the two neighboring cultures together in their interaction. The project “Together - Birlikte”, supported by U.S. Consulate General Istanbul, Turkmall Art, and Uniq Istanbul, set in questioning all the recent inconveniences, the war atmosphere, and the concepts of being and harboring guests. We started developing the project in collaboration with various associations. We found the opportunity to meet Syrian artists via Human Resource Development Foundation, Istanbul & I Association, and Ashoka Conferences. The interaction among the artists from Syria and Turkey already started at the initial phase of the project since artists from Turkey were also invited to the portfolio meetings for the Syrian artists. UNIQ Space was configured as an open space for the creative people’s production processes. The structure and the discourse of our space cultivated the genesis of the project, which grew into a continuous desire to discover each other and get inspired from what we all shared. We, in our experience together, found the opportunity not only to acknowledge new forms and practices of production, but also to keep up with cares of life today. This was the point when we grasped the clues of how art might shape a decent life for all of us. We had two weeks of solidarity together, of producing together instead of getting worried together. The process revealed various forms of existence and non-existence of the participants, since some of the artists were producing their work in a communication with each other in joy, while some others were unsociable, working on their material in an isolated manner. We brought together artists of various sorts, differing in their rhythms, and ways of thinking and doing. Our sole idea at the core was that of producing together. At the end of two weeks, the outcomes of our multilayered cooperation. First and foremost, we experienced being and sharing together. The workshop space kept us together in such a way that the issues that distinguished us were eliminated, so that we managed to focus on what made us stay together. Our chats including topics on art and all other issues always referred to the urgency of co-production and solidarity. The audiences who visited this initial phase of the project found the opportunity to communicate with the artists and even participate the production processes. With “Together - Birlikte”, we believe that we have created a space which fosters social and cultural themes and sustainability alongside individual encounters. We have constructed this project with our belief in the transformative power of art, and we will be exhibiting the outcomes of the our project from January to March 2017 in Turkmall Art. With the hope that collaborative production would open up new spaces for itself… UNIQ Gallery & UNIQ Space
Young Art from Anatolia - II: Orbits“No work of art can convey the passion of the artist perfectly.” Donald Kuspit, The End of Art, on Marcel Duchamp Driving from Duchamp’s words, we believe that initiating at the start of the production process, there is a road between the art and the artist. To us, this road is the search for perfection. Thus, there occurs an orbit for every single piece of art. In order to strengthen the relationship with the margins instead of invading the the center, we pursue young artists. With a curiosity regarding what is happening outside our city, to bring works form art schools of various cities across Anatolia and to create a sharing platform, we are organizing our second exhibition titled “Young Art from Anatolia” between April and August 2016. Works in the exhibition shows moments out of the lives of the artists, their observations of the contemporary situation of their local surroundings and evokes social and economic pressures as well as experienced disappointments. Contemplations are being assembled and are evolving. Tight spaces breathe through nature or turn to dust with a big explosion. We invite anyone who would want to spend time with the stories the selection presents to Turkmall between April and August 2016.
Herbert MehlerArt and the artist have always been nurtured by nature during the creation process. As an expression of tangible reality and through reflecting on amassed personal feeling and intuition the artist has always attributed meaning to nature. German artist Herbert Mehler seeks inspiration in organic and natural materials such as fruits and seeds for his creations. His sculptures are shaped with corten steel to forms which reference nature - cylindrical bodies, circles, spheres and spirals. Through the forms, themes and sizes of his products and the material he used, simplicity and serenity is experienced. These handcrafted curves on steel bring the organic and the structural forms together. The curves transform the rusty paths of the sculpture to an architectural form while the flowing moulds break the unwieldy nature of the material. The indecisiveness to take them as natural or human-made is what makes the artists work so enchanting. The micro-forms that inspired the works take form with a single material and greet the audience with a might deemed for Greek columns.
The MASS v.1.0 Robots and Cyborgs in ArchitectureThe MASS v.1.0 Robots and Cyborgs in Architecture Media Architecture & Spatial Systems Workshop (MASS) is a research project integrated in MEF University’s Faculty of Architecture Graduate Program. MASS aims to propel novel pancomputational strategies, in which behavioral and cognitive factors are exploited as a range of design conditions. Robots & Cyborgs in Architecture tackles the abstract notion of Spatial Design through a trifold relation between space, media and technology, foster in the importance and creativity of digital design and fabrication in a near future. Through creative coding the workshop will expose methods and design principles trough the combined use of digital media and fabrication. Digital media tools are providing increasingly flexible and open source platforms designed for multiple design applications. With an almost unlimited range of input and output, add-ons and virtual reality displays, the correlation between digital media with digital fabrication potentiates countless ways to generate spatial elements that intersect both the worlds.
Young Art From Anatolia - IAnadolu University, which is aware of the creative, interrogator, thought provoking and connective power of art and which cares about this power in local and global terms, has made important contributions to the culture and art life of our country. ‘Young Art in Anatolia I’, planned to be continuos, have the characteristics of a document and indicator about the young generation sculpture artists.
This event, arranged to make local supports visible for culture and art tradition, will be a very important start. Transmitting the reflections of growing Anatolia art environment to the large masses is an important step in terms of showing that art in Turkey is not limited to a specific region.
Juxtaposition / KarşılaşmaThe exhibition Juxtaposition/Karşılaşma is formed by the visual works of ten students who visited Berlin for the first time in their lives. It is the result of their encounters with the structural, social and cultural dynamism of the city.
The multilayered but now homogenised social structure of the metropolis and the students’ aesthetic observations combine and result into unique experiences on the perception of the city. Each work sets itself as an original form of perception and goes beyond the traditional techniques of documentation.
The language of the works is far from traditional norms, and thus breaks the long-established codes of narrative, eliminating the possible hierarchical con- sequences of an encounter with the Other. These projects, using both still and moving images, overcome the linguistic barriers of the surface of their medi- ums and, in doing so, aim to ensure that the audience share their experience of producing them.
Turkmall & Kunst am BauHaving been considered as closed–ended structures for years, shopping centres are now turning into living spaces and identifying a new public space concept with their open structures interlacing cities and citizens. Hence, façade and ground floor designs integrated with cities as well as open spaces has become prominent in shopping centre designs.
Therefore, Turkmall has been adopted the Kunst am Bau (Percent for Art) approach, a perspective widely embraced in Germany which refers, points out and supports such architectural developments at the same time.