ArtAnkara

Social Responsibility Project proposals can be applied to ARTANKARA management up to 2 (two) months before the opening, and the approved projects can be allocated a space in the fair. As ARTANKARA, we aim to continue our activities in the field of social responsibility by growing in the coming periods.

2024

Arkheselection, established in 2022, is a global NFT Marketplace that specializes in digital art, aiming to document and protect the uniqueness of digital art pieces in the digital realm through Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs). Recognizing the significance of NFTs for the future landscape of the digital world, Arkheselection operates within the realm of Art, offering services exclusively for authentic works. The platform integrates curated artworks into its system, facilitated by curators. It manages promotional activities for artists, artworks, and exhibitions, organizes Digital Gallery events, and provides technical support.

Waste materials created by us humans tend to disrupt animal life and nature within our sphere of influence. Animal statues encourage people to treat animals and wildlife more fairly and honestly. The sensitive and warm perception of these sculptures, made from scrap metal and plastic, reminds us why transformation can be effective.

These sculptures produced by the artists not only express their point of view, but also criticize the utilitarian and consumer society.

Undergraduate and graduate students studying at the Department of Visual Arts of Ankara Music and Fine Arts University Faculty of Music and Fine Arts are participating in ArtAnkara Contemporary Art Fair 2024 with a ceramic-sculpture installation project specially designed for the 10th anniversary of fair, under the theme of “WHAT THE HELL IS THAT”

Planned as a large ceramic installation project, the initiative involved the participation of 26 individuals and approximately 40 ceramic-sculpture bust works. Inviting people to contemplate societal issues through art, the project encourages young participants, still in the early stages of their art education, to question their society, wars, earthquakes, disasters, crises, and other aspects of life and dreams. Through this project, they experienced moments of astonishment, anger, bursts of laughter, based on a phrase commonly used in our daily lives regardless of age, “WHAT THE HELL IS THAT?” With this project, we invite everyone to question their lives and dreams.

“Hands Reaching Across 100 Years” project exhibition commemorates the artistry of Ceramic Artist Hamiye Çolakoğlu in the centennial year of the Republic of Turkey through her life, memories, and works, transcending the boundaries of time and space. The ceramic bust by Hamiye Çolakoğlu, featuring a classically designed face and hands at the back, symbolizes the artist’s contemporary vision. The ceramic hands, akin to an art manifesto, serve as carriers of a narrative extending from the past to the present.

One of the most special details on the bust is the projection of a letter written by the artist in 2003 in response to the “Letter to the Centenary of Our Republic” initiative organized by the Turkish Post and Telegraph Organization (PTT). Integrated into the hollow space, the projection offers viewers a timeless experience, bringing them together with an artistic and republican vision.

The “Hands Reaching Across 100 Years” project provides viewers with an interactive art experience. Through the light emanating from Hamiye Çolakoğlu’s hands, the letter, memories, and works converge, transforming the bust into an expression that surpasses its boundaries.

This unique exhibition, transporting Hamiye Çolakoğlu’s artistic legacy, now embodied in a Ceramic Museum established in her name, along with the hundreds of students she has nurtured, combines with the achievements of the Republic. It offers viewers the opportunity to explore the enchanting horizon that transcends time in the realm of art. “Hands Reaching Across 100 Years” aims to provide viewers with an unforgettable exhibition experience by bringing together the power of art and the vision of the Republic.

The Fresh Ankara Project, organized by Atis Fuarcılık A.Ş. and curated by Prof. Dr. Kıymet Giray, sets out with the understanding of “Today’s Youth, Tomorrow’s Artists” and the slogan “Just Be Yourself”. It aims to prioritize the introduction and presentation of the first artworks of young people studying or recently graduated in the field of fine arts to the art world.

Within the scope of the event, a selection committee consisting of Prof. Dr. İsmail Ateş, Prof. Dr. Zehra Çobanlı, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Bülent Çınar, and Deputy General Director of Fine Arts Dr. Alper Özkan evaluated the works of 545 young artists aged between 17-27 from 68 different cities, and determined that the works of 200 artists from 52 cities were worthy of being exhibited, each with three pieces.

As part of the “Ankara Culture Road” events organized by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, 10 young artists from the participants of the “Fresh Ankara Contemporary Art Exhibition 2nd Edition” held at the Atatürk Cultural Center from September 16th to October 1st, 2023, were selected by the selection committee to participate in the ArtAnkara Contemporary Art Fair.

Phrygian Culture, one of the civilizations that continued to exist in Anatolia until the Ancient Roman period, was a source for the formation of Ancient Roman and Greek Cultures just like other Anatolian Civilizations. With the inclusion of the Ancient City of Gordion, the most important historical region of the capital Ankara, in the World Cultural Heritage List, attention was drawn to this historical event and the subject of “Ancient City of Gordion” was given to the students to work on  workshop lesson.

Midas Yazılıkaya Open Air Sanctuary, one of the two important centers of the Phrygians together with Gordion (Yassıhöyük), is the most important sightseeing point in the Phrygian valley. King Midas, known as ‘Mita of Muşkili’ to the Assyrians, was the most famous Phrygian King between 738 BC and 696 BC. He was the subject of many mythological stories, including the Ancient Greek and Roman Mythologies that shaped world literature. Some of the most well-known stories are that Midas turned everything he touched into gold and that his ears were donkey ears. These stories have inspired many artists and caused them to produce works. Many theater works about Midas and Gordion have also been staged. With this project, contemporary works were realized with 21st century artist candidates in the light of the stories of King Midas.

Life is the space between two boundaries, defined by every belief and thought system, both before and after metaphysical. Regardless of its past, future, or story, life is the moment that can be touched, felt, and experienced on the stage. In this meticulously prepared stage, every actor is carefully selected and placed. Each person has been equipped with the necessary tools and talents suitable for their role, and every aspect of the stage set and every actor are equally important.

A good play can only be possible when every subject and object that makes up the whole assumes the responsibility, performs its duty, and maintains the boundaries of its biological, sociological, and psychological rights.

Some individuals, who believe or assume they have been given the lead role, can disrupt the play by stealing roles due to personal ambitions or individual efforts to stand out, or even try to change the stage completely by interfering too much with other lives, ultimately ruining the entire play.

Since nature is a sustainable form of life with its own laws and systematics, every negative intervention threatens the right to life. Only and only the human being who crosses the line is responsible for the consequences of touching the right to life of living beings. The lack of awareness of the rights of individuals, animals, children, women, all living beings, and even one’s own rights against oneself, leads to social and environmental degradation. Nature bears no responsibility in this degradation.

The existence of a living being is a sacred right granted to it. Existence requires this right to be lived within its own spontaneity. Life cannot be postponed to another time, and the lifespan of another living being cannot be arbitrarily decided. EVERY IRRESPONSIBLE ACTION THAT DEVALUES LIFE IS A LIMIT AND A VIOLATION OF RIGHTS.

The Artist Women’s Association was established in 2008 with the aim of promoting the position, artistic expertise, and activity of female artists in the field of visual arts domestically and internationally, facilitating the necessary communication, solidarity, and collaboration, contributing to the cultural development of society, supporting contemporary art production, and assisting in increasing children and young people’s interest and inclination towards art. The Artist Women’s Association has held numerous exhibitions both domestically and internationally up to the present day.

Tohumluk Foundation aims to eliminate economic and cultural inequalities between rural and urban areas and foster integration between villagers and city dwellers, enabling both segments to learn from each other.

Tohumluk Foundation claims to be a structure that not only listens to the problems of rural areas but also understands and takes action. Starting its work with committees and professional volunteers in education, art, and culture, aiming to bring the light of education, art, and culture to rural areas, Tohumluk Foundation has initiated many projects in a short time.

Seeking to evaluate and provide benefits for all the needs of rural life as a whole, “Tohumluk Social Assistance, Education, Culture, and Art Foundation” draws strength from the dandelion in its logo and continues its work, believing that the seeds it leaves behind in many villages in our country today will spread across the entire country in years to come.

1- Self-portrait in a Straw Hat, painted by Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun (1755–1842) in 1782, is an oil painting on linen measuring 97.8 x 70.5 cm. It has been part of the collection of the National Gallery in London since 1897.

2- Lady Agnew of Lochnaw Portrait, painted by American artist John S. Sargent in 1892, is an oil painting on canvas measuring 127 cm in height and 101 cm in width.

3- Portrait of Marie Gabrielle de Gramont, Comtesse de Caderousse, created by Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun (1755–1842) in 1784, is an oil painting on wood measuring 105 cm in height and 75.8 cm in width.

The Silk Road was the name given to the trade route in the past, and starting from the city of Xian in China, which is in the easternmost part of Asia, dividing the entire Asian continent in the middle, passing through the Middle Eastern countries, Anatolia and Egypt, it reached the Mediterranean and stretched from there to Europe. The Silk Road, where products such as silk, spices and porcelain were transportedwith the most primitive methods, has been a trade route used throughout history, but it has created a route where different ideas, religions or various cultures come together. It is a very important route in human history in terms of the beginning of intercultural communication through trade. Today, by reinterpreting the route of this trade route, we want to draw the Contemporary Silk Road route, which starts from the capital city of Korea, Seoul, instead of the city of Xian in China, and extends to Ankara, the capital of Turkey. This time, art provides intercultural communication instead of commerce. Again, works will be exhibited in a commercial environment, that is, at the art fair, but the emphasis is on the international communication and unity established by art.

2023

Projects

UNESCO declared 2023 as the year of Âşık Veysel in recognition of his outstanding efforts and services for the peace and goodness of humanity and sustainable development. UNESCO is organizing
commemorative events for Âşık Veysel in 193 member countries. Composed of the private collection
of exhibition curators Nazender Süzer Gökçe (Âşık Veysel’s Granddaughter/Photographer) and Gürsel Gökçe (Journalist and Photographer), ‘Âşık Veysel: Through the Lens of the Masters’ Photography
Exhibition includes works by Master Photographers Ara Güler, Fikret Otyam, Ozan Sağdıç, Ergun
Çağatay, Mustafa Türkyılmaz and Anadolu Agency correspondents. In our exhibition, the audio book
of the album, which we have published in Turkish and English editions, will be presented in Braille for
the visually impaired, and the Âşık Veysel Documentary by Jochen Menzel will be screened.

The “We Will Heal with Science and Art” project, carried out by the project owner Dodi, was implemented under the sponsorship of Atis Fuarcılık. This project focuses on the spiritual recovery of people who were exposed to destruction in Kahramanmaraş, Hatay, Adana, Gaziantep, Şanlıurfa, Diyarbakır, Malatya, Adıyaman, Osmaniye, Kilis and Elazığ provinces and the districts, districts and villages in the region after the earthquake disaster on February 6, 2023. Within the scope of the application, the black wristbands worn by the fair guests contain black dye that is sensitive to body temperature and after a certain period of time, they become transparent with body temperature, revealing the message “We Will Heal with Science and Art” written on them. This impressive project aims to contribute to the resilience of people in difficult times through art and science. Through the manifesto, it was emphasized that art and artists can make a significant contribution to the morale and solidarity strength of society in such extraordinary situations, and it was stated that the project carries a special responsibility in this context.

This project focuses on works of art in which the artist’s inner world and subjective emotional universe are reflected in the outside world, emphasizing that the figures have a meaning beyond being just images shaped on a two-dimensional canvas. The figures in works of art constitute not only a visual surface, but also mental and emotional projections of the living external world, which bear the traces of a visual expression that deepens and gains dimension over time in the memory of the viewer. In the project, with the use of living sculptures, there is a search for expression that symbolizes the third dimension, starting from the artist’s self and extending to the viewer’s memory.

We have been experiencing the most painful pain since 06 February 2023 at 04.17. Not a building, not a city, but today, when lives and dreams are destroyed, we are trying to survive for those who were saved, to live for those we lost, we hold on to the hope of building the future together…

Waste materials created unconsciously by humanity cause serious damage to nature and the lives of many living things. Animal sculptures aim to make people more fair and aware of animals and natural life. The sensitive and warm perceptions of these sculptures made of scrap metal and plastic remind us of how effective transformation can be. These sculptures produced by the artists not only express their point of view, but also contain a utilitarian message for the world.

Dışkapı Art Workshop is an initiative created by volunteers within the hospital without any financial concerns and stands out as a first in Turkey. This workshop aims to benefit hospital staff and patients by using the healing power of art. The activities carried out so far have shown how useful and productive art is in every aspect of life, and have played an especially effective role in the healing process of patients and in maturing their outlook on life. The exhibition includes works produced by workshop workers and patients, exemplifying the healing power of art. The project aims to help employees and patients find hope through art, and an environment of solidarity is created in the combination of health and art.

This project defines violence as a fundamental human rights violation, emphasizing that it harms the individual’s quality of life and self-esteem and causes inequality in many areas in society. Situations where internal problems in the traditional family structure are not reflected externally come to light through criminal cases and tragic stories of victims of violence. People who empathize with those who are subjected to economic, psychological, sexual and physical violence often fall into silence, and the weak voices saying “nobody knows what’s inside four walls” turn into silence over time. In the project, a psychological contract and home constitution called “FOUR WALLS” was created by focusing on these taboo issues, and it was emphasized that the first article of this agreement ordered absolute silence. This project aims to raise awareness in the fight against violence and tries to contribute to breaking the silence.

Atis Fuarcılık A.Ş. The “Fresh Ankara” project organized by Prof. Dr. is an event held every year. Dr. It was implemented under the curatorship of Kıymet Giray. The project supports young artists with the understanding of “Today’s Young People are Tomorrow’s Artists” and the slogan “Just Be Yourself”. Selection committee Prof. Dr. İsmail Ateş, Prof. Dr. Zehra Çobanlı, Assoc. Dr. Bülent Çınar and Deputy General Director of Fine Arts Dr. Alper Özkan evaluated the works of 476 young artists between the ages of 17-27 from 60 provinces. As a result of this evaluation, three works of each of 156 young artists from 40 provinces were found worthy of exhibition. The first event, T.R. It is the “Fresh Ankara Contemporary Arts Exhibition” held within the scope of the “Capital Culture Road” events organized by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism and was held between 28 May and 12 June 2022. 10 young artists participating in the exhibition were determined by the selection committee and gained the right to participate in the “Art Ankara Contemporary Art Fair”.

“Macsabal Silk Road Exhibition” aims to reinterpret a contemporary route, following the footsteps of the historical Silk Road, starting from the east of Asia and extending to Ankara, the capital of Turkey. First of all, it is emphasized that the Silk Road, which was an important route where ideas, religions and cultures combined as well as trade in ancient times, represents intercultural communication. However, this time, instead of traditional trade, the project aims to highlight intercultural communication through art. Although the exhibition will be held in an art fair, which is a commercial environment, and the works will be exhibited, the emphasis is on the international communication and unity established by art. This project aims to give meaning to the history of the Silk Road through modern art and to support intercultural dialogue by bringing different cultures together.

In this project, epidemics, wars, earthquakes and all the darkness to which man exposes man are referred to, with a performance taking place in a closed cube created with black canvases. The performance represents the interaction of the individual’s inner world with the environment through the inner and outer surfaces of the black cube, referring to the darkness we live in. The project emphasizes the similarity of our view of women, with their concrete and abstract integrity, to our view of painting, and draws attention to the fact that women’s fertility and creativity are hope and future for humanity. With the light falling on black, it emphasizes the potential to transform darkness by reflecting the color the woman feels inside. This performance symbolizes the inner strength and transformation ability of people despite the difficulties they experience, and highlights the role of women.

“The Watching Shadow” is the name of a hypothetical project that aims to uncover and expose examples of illegal government surveillance. The project aims to shed light on the practices of states that unethically and unconstitutionally monitor citizens using cameras, facial recognition technology, and other surveillance methods. The primary purpose of “Shadow Watch” is to raise awareness, promote accountability, protect the rights of individuals, and promote transparency in government activities. The project aims to create awareness in society and raise public awareness against such surveillance practices. In this way, it is aimed to protect democratic values by ensuring that individuals are more aware of their freedom and privacy rights.

These letters were written to reach the sacred climate of abundance that ensures the continuation of nature and life, and to reach the sacred powerful maternal energy that raises fertile mothers within the being. The letters aim to bring abundance and hope to the drought of the lands. However, the sadness and questioning expressed in the letters draws attention to the fact that the power of the fertile body and the greatness of the mother who feeds the rivers of Anatolia have become smaller and forgotten over time. While it symbolizes the fertility of Anatolia, it is stated that the once strong bodies have now turned into dolls and the cries of the girls are deaf. In the letters, the female figure of Anatolia became too small to be kept alive as a sacred memory in the children’s memories and was replaced by ornate trinkets. This emphasizes the children’s lost respect and longing for their mother. The letters address Cybele, hoping to regain her compassionate arms and questioning gaze.

MAI is a tribe of artists who aim to contribute to the rise of consciousness from a contemporary and universal perspective. Adopting themes such as purification, sharing, liberation, solidarity, lightening, simplification, sincere communication with nature, sustainability, journey and nomadic art, MAI is an initiative that supports non-commercial and environmentally friendly projects. MAI, while the color blue symbolizes serenity, returning to the essence, patience and tolerance, its name also carries the meaning of liquid and the month of May. The project aims to raise social awareness and focus on sustainable, environmentally friendly projects by using the power of art.

Bu projede, sanal gerçeklik (VR) teknolojisinin kullanıldığı bir varoluş alanı yaratılmıştır. “PASSTHROUGH’23” adını taşıyan proje, farklı jenerasyonlardan ve yetenek alanlarından gelen üç sanatçının dünyalarına VR gözlükleri aracılığıyla geçiş imkanı sunmaktadır. Heykeltraş Asaf Erdemli, sanal dünyanın milyonlarca modelden oluşan kütüphanesini fiziksel dünyada heykel yaparken kullandığı hurdalara benzetirken, Futurartist ve Murat Saygıner ise teknoloji ile sanatın kesişiminden ilham alarak kendi özgün yaklaşımlarını ortaya koymaktadır. Projede, sanatçıların özdeğerlerini yeni teknolojilerle birleştirerek geleceğe taşıdığı ve sanal gerçeklik aracılığıyla izleyicilere farklı evrenlere kapı araladığı vurgulanmaktadır.

In this project, an art event was held to draw attention to the wheat crisis that may arise with the global climate crisis and drought and to raise awareness. Paintings and glass sculptures of artists Hayati Misman and Yeşim Sanat were brought together in a collage painting work with Tohumluk Foundation Volunteer painters consisting of women from Gölbaşı Subaşı Village. The exhibition stand was designed entirely as an installation using support elements. This artistic work aims to raise social awareness about the wheat crisis through visual elements and works of art.

Ankara-born fashion designer Seren Erdoğan has been working at the Haute Couture brand bearing her name since 2015. The designer also carries out his academic duties, makes scientific contributions to the industry and strengthens his brand. Seren Erdoğan was deemed worthy of the international “Chugtai Arts Awards” art award in 2012. Within the framework of the “Woman in Art” theme held within the scope of the Art Ankara fair this year, it offers a special project in which 16 classical Turkish painters transform female portraits into clothing designs. The project gained a special meaning by being exhibited on March 8, International Women’s Day. Among the painters, there are important names such as Abdülmecid Efendi, Fikret Otyam, Hikmet Onat, İbrahim Çallı, Naci Kalmukoğlu, Neşet Günal, Nuri İyem, Osman Hamdi Bey.

The project draws attention to the losses caused by the 7.8 magnitude earthquakes that occurred on February 6, 2023 in the Southeast of Turkey, and then the 7.6 magnitude earthquakes that occurred at 13:24. Emphasizing that earthquake zones can be made safer in the light of science, the text points out that, with the example of Japan, building buildings in accordance with earthquake conditions reduces human loss. While it is emphasized that experts should be active in urbanization planning in order to prevent migration that may occur after the earthquake, it is expressed how safe passages can be ensured after the disaster, using the example of the living corridor that the miners from Zonguldak call “pig”. The project focuses on an exhibition organized by Hacettepe University GSF Ceramics and Glass Department students. In the exhibition, the works produced by students with different ideas on the same theme show how they establish the corridor of life through art.

Social Responsibility Projects

By participating in Art Ankara, Yaykıran Kardeşler inspires children, young people, their peers and younger ones.
They bring painting and drawing closer to the art of painting.

2022

Projects

In the fictionalized installation, masks representing human faces were created. These masks are a reflection of society as a means of conveying emotion. The expression of the feelings of violence, sadness, excitement, surprise and even happiness that people cannot express most of the time are facial expressions. With the participation of TOBB ETU Faculty of Architecture and Design Members of Visual Communication Design Department, it is aimed to draw attention to the issue of gender equality with digital illustration, photography and mixed media works with a genealogical and conceptual approach.

A mini-exhibition of conceptual artist and writer Erhan Us, who criticizes the transformation of gender roles into murderous habits with installations and paintings; Centering on subjects such as domination of the body, inequality of opportunity, the imposition of the concept of beauty, and commodification, it consists of Us’s works that have been exhibited in 26 countries in the past years.

We were afraid and worried about the uncertainty and fog that surrounded us. We could not foresee how we would continue in the life we ​​are accustomed to. As we struggled against this disease that permeates every aspect of our lives day by day, we resorted to the power of art, which we know best, apart from our profession. Art is good for both our souls and our physical health, it’s welcome…

The International Glass Commission (ICG), the Society of Glass Societies (CGA) and IcomGlass are promoting 2022 as the United Nations International Year of Glass to highlight its scientific, economic and cultural roles and to celebrate various anniversaries.

There are so many dimensions of nature, human and life. Being able to comprehend even one dimension of any of these by internalizing them may be enough to comprehend all of them together with the meaning of their own existence. The process is a movement with no beginning or end, and only time is wide enough to cover all dimensions; only nature is generous enough to showcase all these dimensions, and only the artist is strong enough to show that she notices them. Most of them live in two dimensions without even realizing this reality…

The increase in global warming to a level that will give a red alarm causes climate changes and causes great forest fires, floods, storms, water problems, and especially in rural areas, drought, barrenness and desertification are increasingly widespread. It organized events with the theme of “Climate Change and Women” in order to draw attention to the negative effects of the phenomenon of global warming and climate change on our world and our country, and to raise awareness through art.

Social Responsibility Projects

He was born in 2013 in Ankara. He is studying at TED College Private Primary School in the 3rd grade. Sarp, who started to reflect his dreams, inner troubles, joys and anxieties by turning them into paintings with oil paints and acrylics on canvas and duralites, found himself in a passionate adventure during the pandemic. He expresses everything that goes through him in abstract forms, his relations with life and everything.

Sanatın öznel gerçekliği, sanatçı ve sanat eseri ile yaşamın gerçeği iç içedir. Tek başına ve bağımsız olarak kavramların bir araya gelerek oluşturduğu soyut bütünlük, öznel gerçekliğinde entelektüel iletişim zincirlerine bağlıdır. Yaşam sürecinde öğrenme, öğretme ve oluştuğu her üçgenin köşelerini birleştiren şiirsel çizgi oluşturma çizgilerini dolduran eserler bir üçlemede sergileniyor.

Örümcekler için hem sofra hem tuzaktır, hem yaşam alanı hem barınaktır… Köşelere gizlenmiş korunmasız özgürlük evlerinde hem bodrumları hem bahçeleri, hem bugünleri hem de gelecekleri… Sonuçta, ağların varlığını korumak benim için de aynı…
Zamanın ağlarını örerken kadın kavramı bu kez ağa yakalandı… Kadınların hak etmedikleri halde sosyal özel hayatlarında yaşadıkları olumsuzlukların gölgesinde…

Fraktal sanatı üretken ambient müziğiyle birleştirerek insan vücudu üzerinden bir köprü kurmayı amaçlayan bir çalışma.

Pandemi ile birlikte çoğumuz öyle ya da böyle değiştik. Birçoğumuz ilk başta ne olduğunu anlamadık ya da anlayamadık. Etrafımızı saran sisin belirsizliğinden korkuyor ve endişeleniyorduk. Alıştığımız hayata nasıl devam edeceğimizi tahmin edemiyorduk.

Kırsalda sanat projesi, doğayı korumak, köylerin artan değerini hatırlatmak, sanat ile kırsal arasındaki bağlantıyı hatırlatmak ve karşılıklı etkilerine dikkat çekmek amacıyla tasarlanmış bir farkındalık projesidir. Sergi canlı performanslar ve bilgilendirici panellerden oluşuyor.

KIM YONG MOON
CANDAN DIZDAR TERWIEL
EMRE FEYZOGLU
HÜSEYİN ÖZÇELİK
DENİZ ONUR ERMAN
DUYGU KORŞONOR ÇINAR
İLHAN MARASALI
SEVİNÇ KÖSEOĞLU
AYTUNA CORA
AYLİN ALKAN
NERMİN ÖZÇELİK
NURTAÇ ÇAKAR
KAAN CANDURAN
IŞIL TÜFEKÇİ ARDIÇ
UFUK TOLGA SAVAŞ
HAYRİ MEHMET AYTEPE
DENİS DİLARA KESİMLİ
SEDA ARAPKIRLI
ÖDÜL IŞITMAN
MELİSA ENGINERI
SERCAN FILIZ
MUTLU BAŞKAYA
NAGİHAN GÜMÜŞ AKMAN
SONER PİLGE

AHMET BURAK HALICI
ATAÇ ELALMIŞ
AYBİGE DEMİRCİ ŞENKAL
BANU TAŞKENT
BÜLENT AYTAÇ
BÜŞRA AKTEKİNOĞLU
CEREN SOLMAZ
ERSAN ÇETİN
FAİKA CEREN ÇAĞLAR
HAMİD ALİOĞLU
IŞIK ÇUHACIOĞLU
İZZET GÜL
KAMİL AÇIKGÖZ
MEHMET ALİ DOĞAN
MEHMET BABAT
MEHTAP PAZARLIOĞLU BİNGÖL
MURAT OĞUZ
MUSTAFA BARDAKÇIOĞLU
ÖZGE GÖKBULUT ÖZDEMİR
PERVİN KURÇEREN
SİNAN DAĞ

“İyilik İçin Sanat Derneği”, dünya çapında genç sanatçıların eserlerini desteklemek ve sanat konusunda farkındalık yaratmak amacıyla sanatsever kadınların öncülüğünde 2016 yılında kuruldu.

1981 yılından bu yana 40 yıldır devam eden Pınar Uluslararası Çocuk Resim Yarışması ile çocukların duygu ve düşüncelerini renklerle ifade etmelerine olanak sağlamayı, onların entelektüel ve sosyal gelişimlerine ve güzel sanatlara olan ilgilerine katkı sağlamayı hedefliyoruz. Yarışma ile 2016 yılında yeni bir projeye imza atarak Pınar Çocuk Resim Atölyesi’ni hayata geçirdik. Atölye kapsamındaki uzmanlıklar aracılığıyla ücretsiz sanat eğitimi verdik ve bu sayede çocukların sanatta yeteneklerini keşfetmelerine yardımcı oluyoruz.

“Çemberin kaderi sarmaldır” mottosuyla yola çıkan bu sergi, insanların pişmiş toprak parçaları ve donmuş suyun izini sürerken yaşadıklarını/yaşamadıklarını döngüsel bir seyirle ilişkilendiriyor. Bitti, bitti ya da daimi olarak tanımlanan her şey, paramparça olma anıyla birlikte bir sarmal içinde kendini buluyor/kaybediyor. Amorf olanda benliği bulma/kaybetme durumu her zaman doğuştan vardır, benlik her fırsatta başka bir kimliğe hazırdır. Kırılmalar, bölünmeler ve parçalanmaların eşlik ettiği her parçalanma, donmuş bir an/hatırayla yeniden buluşmayı temsil eder.

Üniversitelerimizin güzel sanatlar öğrencilerine “ARTANKAR 2021” kapsamında “Paradoks” temasıyla düzenlenen Yarışma çerçevesinde, katılımcılar arasında kabul görmüş kalıpları, dayatılan dogmaları ve ikilemleri sorgulamaları, keşfedip incelemeleri beklendi. paradokslar ve yaratıcı düşüncelerle özgün ve öncü sanat eserleri üretmek. “PARADOKS” Yarışmalarına 78 katılımcı eser sundu. Seçici Kurul, yarışmacılar arasından 10 katılımcının eserini Yarışma Şartnamesine uygun olarak sergilemeyi uygun buldu. Seçici Kurul ayrıca ilk 10’a girmeyen eserler arasından özel bir seçki yaparak genç sanatçı adaylarının eserlerinin “Paradoks” salonunda sergilenmesine olanak sağlıyor.

2021

Projects

The subjectıve reality of art, artist and work of art and life the truth is intertwined. On its own and independent the abstract integrity formed by the concepts together, in its subjective reality, it is bound by the intellectual chains of communations. In the life process of learning, teaching and creating poetic line connecting the corners of each triangle in which it occurs The works that fill the lines are exhibited in a trilogy.

For spiders, it is both the table and the trap, the living space and the shelter… In the unprotected freedom houses hidden in the corners, it is both their cellars and gardens, their present and future… In the end, protecting their existence of the webs is same for me too…
While weaving the webs of time, the concept of woman has caught on to the web this time… Under the shadow of the negativities faced by women in their social private lifes even though they do not deserve it…

A study that aims to form a bridge through human body by merging fractial art with generative ambient music.

With the pandemic, many of us heve changed in one way or another. Many of us did not or could not understand what was happening at first. We were afraid and worried about the uncertainty an fog surrounding us. We could not anticipate how we would go on with the life we are used to.

The art project in the rural is an awareness project designed to protect the nature, to remind the increasing value of villages, to remind interconnections between art and rural and draw attention to their mutual impact. The exhibition consists live performances an informative panels.

KIM YONG MOON
CANDAN DIZDAR TERWIEL
EMRE FEYZOGLU
HÜSEYİN ÖZÇELİK
DENİZ ONUR ERMAN
DUYGU KORŞONOR ÇINAR
İLHAN MARASALI
SEVİNÇ KÖSEOĞLU
AYTUNA CORA
AYLİN ALKAN
NERMİN ÖZÇELİK
NURTAÇ ÇAKAR
KAAN CANDURAN
IŞIL TÜFEKÇİ ARDIÇ
UFUK TOLGA SAVAŞ
HAYRİ MEHMET AYTEPE
DENİS DİLARA KESİMLİ
SEDA ARAPKIRLI
ÖDÜL IŞITMAN
MELİSA ENGINERI
SERCAN FILIZ
MUTLU BAŞKAYA
NAGİHAN GÜMÜŞ AKMAN
SONER PİLGE

AHMET BURAK HALICI
ATAÇ ELALMIŞ
AYBİGE DEMİRCİ ŞENKAL
BANU TAŞKENT
BÜLENT AYTAÇ
BÜŞRA AKTEKİNOĞLU
CEREN SOLMAZ
ERSAN ÇETİN
FAİKA CEREN ÇAĞLAR
HAMİD ALİOĞLU
IŞIK ÇUHACIOĞLU
İZZET GÜL
KAMİL AÇIKGÖZ
MEHMET ALİ DOĞAN
MEHMET BABAT
MEHTAP PAZARLIOĞLU BİNGÖL
MURAT OĞUZ
MUSTAFA BARDAKÇIOĞLU
ÖZGE GÖKBULUT ÖZDEMİR
PERVİN KURÇEREN
SİNAN DAĞ

“The Art for Goodness Association” was founded in 2016 under the leadership of art-loving women with the purpose of drawing awareness of art for supporting the works of young artists globally.

With Pınar International Children’s Painting Contest continuing for 40 years as from 1981, we aim at allowing children to express their feelings an thoughts with colors and making a contribution to their intellectual and social developments and interest of fine arts. With the contest, we have put Pınar Children’s Painting Workshop into practice by carrying out a new project in 2016. We have provided free art education through specialits within the scope of the workshop and in this way, we help children to discover their talents in art and fine arts.

With its motto, “the fate of the circle is spiral”, this exhibition associates what people have(n’t) experienced while tracing the terracotta pieces and frozen water with a cyclic course. Whatever defined as over and done or perpetual finds/loses itself in a spiral with the freezing mo-ment of smithereens. A the state of findings/losing self is always in-nate in the amorphous one, the self is up for another identity at every turn.Accompained by breakings, splittings and smashing, each smithereen represents a reunion with a moment/memory frozen in the spiral with the motion of the water.

For fine art students of our universities within the scope of “ARTANKAR 2021” Within the framework of the Contest organized with the theme of “Paradox”, among the participants they were expected to questions accepted patterns, imposed dogmas and dilemmas, to discover and examine paradoxes and to produce original and pioneering works of art with creative thoghts. 78 participants submitted works to “PARADOKS” Competitions. The Selections Committee found it worth to exhibit the works of 10 participants from among the contestants in accordance with the Contest Specifications. The Selection Committee also makes a specia slection among the works that are not included in the top ten enable young artist candidates works to be exhibited in the “Paradoks” hall.

2020

Projects

• The artists embrace and loves their environment, city, society, nature and the world he is in.
• Owning and loving in terms of the artist is also taking responsibility.
• The artists worry about the problems of the environment they own, questions; reflect their thoughts
and feelings to their artworks with their own creativity.
• The ownership, opposition and expression of the artist is not passive but active.
The artist creates his own culture of artistic life by touching stuff which are beautiful, good and true,
not mistakes, ugliness and evil.
• The artistic attitudes and oppositions has developed against mistakes, ugliness and evil, appear as
visible and invisible in his works.
• The artistic attitude towards this habitual, status quo and established problems, which are the essence of art, take different individual artistic approaches in each artist and come to life in his works.
• Once the artworks appear, the process of ownership of the artworks by art lovers, art institutions
and society begins. The exhibition of works of art in galleries, the organization of large art gatherings such as biennials, festivals and art fairs enables social ownership of the arts, artists and works
of art.
• ARTANKARA 2020 highlighted the theme of “ownership” this year and brought the idea of the process of owning the environment with the artist’s own individual understanding, and in this context,
ownership of the thought-provoking artworks by artists, art institutions and society to the agenda of
the art world.

Like every society in the world Turkish society has placed an important meanings on trees. According to Turkish myhtology the most important tree is beech. The Beech tree has been accepted as sacred and the glands of wishes were hung on the branches.
The wish tree project is organized to raise awarenees about education, violence against women, street, children, street animals and sensitivity to nature.

Ceramic department students need to comprehend the importance and development of ceramic material both in the field or art and industry. Therefore, students should follow technological changes and use these opportunities in their artistic works. In addition to all these, they need to create works by thinking that art is not just about manual skills and techical knowledge.

With the title of ” Climbing down by Looking down on ” it is aimed to draw attention to the fake behaviors that are becoming more common in every segment of the society by ignoring the added value of acting like themseld. it is also aimed to criticze the corruption enviroment created by the compromises made under the influence of the relations of unrealistic sense of greatness under the influence of interests.

As we are, everything that has its own nature can be considered as a body in an extended viewpoint. Body represent a unity of its parts. Body is body with its parts, and parts are also a body if they have their own nature and unity. Macro and micro prespectives to the body concept is the background of this project.

ARTANKARA 2020 highlighted the theme of “ownership” this year and brought the idea of the process of owning the environment with the artist’s own individual understanting, and in this context, ownership of the thought-provoking atwork by artists, art institutions and society to the agenda of the art world.

Social Responsibility Projects

Five Pictures that are awarded from each class are taking part in the painting contest among primary and secondary school students themed” Vacination Protect And Keeps Alive” and organized by Ankara Medical Chamber within the space of 14 March Medical Week.

2019

Projects (Woman)

Hayat bir film olsa bu filmi istediği gibi çekmek, kurguladıklarını deneyimlemek ister kadın… Duyguların dışavurumu olan yüz’ler ile an’ları yakalamak. Kahkaha, haykırış, çığlık, korku, ürperti an’larındaki yüz’leri birer kareye sığdırmak. Bir duygudan diğerine akan bu karelerle yeniden kurgulamak hayatı…

“Exhibition like a exhaled breath” “Down the Ages Woman”, “Timeless Woman”, “Ahh Süreya” Women’s social problems; It is a sensitivity and awareness project designed to draw attention to physical and verbal violence, inequalty of opportunity, lack of freedom of clothing, use as a sexual object that it is exploited without its consent and without considering its will.

Work edited curved forms with eyes who saw and describe the seen ones signifies lips which is one the most attractive part of women body. Çintemani figure with an intersection of past, now and present. Movements of this figures fasten up with red and green colors. Eyes are not live and stable; is no meaning of looking without shown. Clear shapes of curves on the surface is against of geometric shapes. Shapes takes a meaning to continuity and repetition.

We are women. We have thousands of minuses brought thousands of by years, tradition, male power… We have thousands of minuses brought by law. Man-superior democratic! we have thousands of usurped rights that councils do not agree with we have rights that are violated in life and art. There is a Woman phenomenon that doesn’t exist in all these. While all these minuses and deprivations stop, there are also women living with other minuses in this universe.

Gandhi mentioned about the permanence of ugliness that violence brings with a great prevision. Of course violence is permanent under the ominous and poor shadow of itself. Violence against women is not only permanent shame of ugliness, but also it is an existence of a sharp misery, weakness of brute force, lack of being human, social blindness. This is the existence of absence and terminance of humanity with sensitive blindness. This is the existence of great miseries and rising to sky who exposed to violance. During rising, art is the concrete expression of this silent scream. Borning in the world of violance is nor exactly to be borned and women who live in the cocoon of violence is always declared to us. To be announced.

“To love oneself is the begininng of a life-long romance” – Oscar Wilde. Mürros is a magical mirror that is unlocked with the power of a smile. The non-reflective, frosted surface becomes a mirror when someone smiles to it. Designed as an immersive interactive experience, Mürror invites people to smile to themselves. Creator of Mürror, Berk İlhan, is a Newyork based award winning product and experience designer. He is an alumnus of School of Visual Arts, MFA Products of Design Program in New York, And he holds an undergraduate degree in Industrial Design from Middle East Technical University, Ankara

(A Boredom Exhibition) In memory of Filiz Bingölçe, the author of the Women’s Slang dictionary …

A news which is written on the 3rd page of newspaper with a small font. They killed for nothing. Generally a face of smiling woman. She is smiling and looking directly to your eyes. She is only 26. Elmas Demir; since she exposed to violence from her husband she left her job and came back to mother’s changed and conviced her family not her. Once they entered their house he knifed several times and killed young woman. Some of them are killed in the houses, on the streets in full view of other people. Newspaper layed on their dead body. Who knows maybe with a photo of another murdered one on the newspaper. Nobody would like to see. Covered up. But they are there. Like they never died.

Otar Turmanidze ( Georgia ) Sculpture Artist

Social Responsibility Projects

Long Neck Karen women living in Mae Hong Son, near the Myanmar-Thailand border in the mountainous region in the north of Tahiland, draw the reaction of the whole world because of the rings they wear on their necks. While these women are 5-6 years old, they are hanging around. He’s about never to take it off. One of the reasons why Karen women put these rings on their necks is that they look ugly when the slave trade is done.