Elgiz 10 Istanbul Exhibition Hosts Gavin Turk
Elgiz 10 at Proje4L/Elgiz Museum of Contemporary Art, Maslak, Istanbul
17th September 2011 – 16th March 2012
The first museum of contemporary art in Turkey, Proje4L/Elgiz Museum is hosting Gavin Turk with Turkish artists in its 10th anniversary exhibition “Elgiz 10 Istanbul” opening tomorrow.
“Elgiz 10 Istanbul” is curated by Dr. Necmi Sönmez who lives in Dusseldorf and organizes exhibitions in Europe and United States. It will be a reinterpretation of the Elgiz Collection which includes artists as Gerhard Richter, Louis Bourgeois, Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, Sol LeWitt, Tracy Emin, Gilbert&George along with the Turkish contemporary artists as Abdurrahman Öztoprak, Ömer Uluç, Azade Köker and Bahar Oganer.
Turk will be displaying a wall mounted Turkish rug, Cave Rug along with several other works. These works will be hung on Turks Turkey Foil Wallpaper depicting hundreds of roasted turkeys. This will be the second time Gavin Turk has exhibited in Istanbul after his participation in the 6th Istanbul Biennial in 1999.
Other artists doing site-specific works to accompany the collection exhibition are Burak Bedenlier, Lale Delibaş, Nejat Satı and Iskender Yediler.