MANAGING TIME
15.March.2017
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Time management is a big issue. Prioritizing is the solution. read more
Time management is a big issue. Prioritizing is the solution. 
From a TED talk I watched (video attached), I had some suggestions:
Going to the future, at the end of the year and stating what would make you happy in terms of career, family and self… 
I just wrote mine down:
CAREER
1) Writing Sanayi 313 Blog in the best way possible.
2) Publishing the book I wrote during my pregnancy.
3) Reading as many books as possible.
FAMILY
1) Spending good time with my family.
2) Raising my baby in the best possible way.
3) Providing a spiritual development for my family.
SELF
1) Healthy body with sports and balanced diet.
2) Spiritual development.
3) Educational development.

Now I am going to manage my time according to the priorities I have.

 
THE GET DOWN
25.January.2017
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Sometimes a book or a little photograph in a museum takes you to another world. read more
Sometimes a book or a little photograph in a museum takes you to another world. These are precious moments. This time, for the first time it was a series that made me think differently, look at the world from another perspective. THE GET DOWN. 

The Get Down takes place in 1970’s New York, telling the story of the birth of hip-hop through the a group of young people’s lives. Will Smith’s son Justice Smith is on the lead role of Zeke, who is a smart, talented boy deeply in love with a girl. Mylene is determined to become a disco star and she wants to leave Bronx and reach Manhattan for her aim. Zeke is very good with words and making music. He also wants to rise. Zeke’s friends are artistic, too. One of them is a graffiti artist; another is a DJ. 
I just finished the third episode. There are clues that some of those youngsters will be famous. The effort they expend on this is told in such an authentic way that one gets impressed very easily. 
I suggest “The Get Down” for going back to those innocent times. 

From The Editor
SERENA’S NEW YORK
17.January.2017
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Serena's New York; her one-day and favourite spots... read more
Her one-day in New York
“Taking out from Tribeca, I would have my breakfast at Café Gitan on Mott Street. After that, since I am already in the area of Nolita, I’d check out the vintage shops and go around Soho. I would stay away from Broadway. Main roads are very crowded. I love to explore and even get lost in the side streets. I would walk to Bar Pitti in West Broadway to have lunch with my friends. Food is delicious and the ambiance is nice there. Then, I would go to Central Park by subway, walking through the park heading Guggenheim Museum. After visiting the museum, I would go back to Downtown by subway again and get ready for having dinner with my friends at Mr. Chow; one of New York’s classics. I would finally end the night having a drink at Blond.”

Her favorite spots…
“My favorite restaurant is Bar Pitti. For lunches, especially when the weather is good, this place is ideal. 
I always like to have something to eat or drink at Mercer Kitchen while going around Soho. 
The interior of Guggenheim Museum has always impressed me. 
I like to take a tour around Moma Museum, as well as the Museum’s shop.
Kirna Zebate and Bergdorf Goodman are my favorite shops in New York. 
I like to go around Nolita and East Village for vintage shops. Metropolis Vintage and Amarcord Vintage Fashion are my favorite vintage spots.
I enjoy the little exhibitions in Chelsea and discovering different artists. 
For me, Tomeo Sushi is the best sushi restaurant in town but one should not have any expectation of the atmosphere. It’s a simple and comfortable place, ideal for a Sunday night. 
Angelika Film Center is a place where I always enjoy going and watching independent movies. 
New York Library has a magnificent architecture. I can make research and daydream inside the books all day long. 
Unique Square Market is ideal for local goods and fresh flowers. When I was studying at Parson’s, I used to buy flowers from here and then by subway, head to my house in Soho.
Whitney Museum Meatpacking is a must-see.”
WEEK OF INSPIRATION - LONDON
27.October.2016
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  • IG-Lucian-Freud-Frieze-Masters.jpgFrieze Masters - Lucian Freud
  • IG-Hans-Peter-Feldman-Frieze.jpgFrieze - Hans Peter Feldman
  • IG-Resignation-Taner-Ceylan.jpgTaner Ceylan - Resignation
  • IG-I-Love-You-Taner-Ceylan.jpgTaner Ceylan - I Love You
  • IG-Marc-Newson-Carpenters-Workshop-Gallery.jpgCarpenters Workshop Gallery - Marc Newson
Sanayi313 Architects were in London this month for design fairs and exhibitions. read more
Sanayi313 Architects were in London this month for design fairs and exhibitions.
We had a chance to meet with different designers and artists from all around the world. 
We started our inspirational week with PAD Art and Design Fair in London.
It was breathtaking. Also it was great to see some of our designers at PAD. We had a meeting with JamesPlumb and looked at Serge Mouille's vintage lightings. 
We visited Frieze and Frieze Masters as well. Frieze Masters was charming as every year with important artists such as Fontana, Magritte, Calder and Dali while Frieze was leading the contemporary art world with names like Anish Kapoor and Alex Katz. Artist Hans-Peter Feldman was our favorite.
It was a proud as a Turk seeing Taner Ceylan's "I love You" exhibition at Sotheby's S2 Gallery. Everyone should see his extremely realistic way of details.
We celebrated 10 years of collectible design at Carpenters Workshop Gallery Mayfair, London. It was exciting to see how design is becoming more important with years. We completed the week by attending the private viewing of Vincenzo De Cotis limited edition furniture at Carpenters Workshop Gallery.
3RD İSTANBUL DESIGN BIENNIAL
04.October.2016
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3rd İstanbul Biennial, which is coming to life by IKSV, focuses on the relation between human and design. read more
3rd İstanbul Biennial, which is coming to life by IKSV, focuses on the relation between human and design. The Biennial that will explore this intimate relation over a time period that spans from the last two seconds to the last 200.000 years, will take place between the 22nd of October and 20th of November. The tickets are going to be free of charge. The city is full of art these days!
THE ATTRACTIVENESS OF ABANDONED PLACES
20.July.2016
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Interior Designer Gülay Özgün is telling us about the Bulgarian Monument Buzluca she visited. read more
Interior Designer Gülay Özgün is telling us about the Bulgarian Monument Buzluca she visited. 

I came across with Buzluca Monument through the “must see” lists on Internet. I saw it on abandoned Soviet Buildings list and saved it as a place to visit. When I saw the monument on a magazine I was reading last week in Sanayi 313, I went to see the building last weekend. 
The building, which was constructed by Bulgarian Communist Party in 1981 at the top of Balkan Mountains, has become a symbol in the world as the regime changed and it got doomed in 1989. There are breathtaking mosaics in the building designed by Georgi Stoilov in seven years. Even though some of the mosaics are wiped away, there are 500-meter squares of mosaic just in the meeting area of the building. 
The entrance of the building is closed since it can be dangerous because of disrepair. But there is a small whole so people can look inside. I wanted to go inside after coming all that way. Though the building is vandalized, it is still very impressive. “Forget Your Past” writing in the entrance of the building in red has turned into “Don’t Forget Your Past”. I don’t know if you’d prefer to forget or remember your past but I would definitely recommend visiting Buzluca Monument. 
VISCAYA MUSEUM
24.June.2016
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Fascinated by the Viscaya Museum in Miami, Enis shared his observations with us. read more
Fascinated by the Viscaya Museum in Miami, Enis shared his observations with us.

The villa, which was built originally by James Deering for himself in Miami, Florida, is hosting visitors as a breathtaking museum today. Directed by Paul Chafl and situated on 730.000-meter squares, Viscaya’s construction took eight years. All the rooms reflect a different dominant era. Visitors are carried from the Mediterranean Architecture to Italian Renaissance, from Baroque touches to Venetian architecture. Italy’s landscape architecture that reflects the Renaissance and the impressive hand workmanship in between the greens make the villa even more moving. 

http://vizcaya.org
LIFE IS ELSEWHERE
22.June.2016
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Nilüfer Yıldırım’s new series “Life is Elsewhere” complete one of the walls of Sanayi 313 these days. read more
Nilüfer Yıldırım’s new series “Life is Elsewhere” complete one of the walls of Sanayi 313 these days. 

About the series:
We have always held to the hope, the conviction that there is a better life and a better world. Life is elsewhere is about the stupidity of searching hope. Those moments which we daydream the ridiculous abstract things but we want to see it as the path of our rebellious journey.

www.niluferyildirim.co.uk
NOT ALL THAT FALLS HAS WINGS
09.June.2016
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There is an exhibition in ARTER that investigates the act of falling as more than a mere curse or a sign of impotence. read more
There is an exhibition in ARTER that investigates the act of falling as more than a mere curse or a sign of impotence. The aim is to fall and be defeated in better quality. The group exhibition curated by Selen Ansen brings together works by Bas Jan Ader, Phyllida Barlow, Cyprien Gaillard, Ryan Gander, Mikhail Karikis & Uriel Orlow, Void and Anne Wenzel. “Not All That Falls Has Wings” can be seen between 9th of June and 18th of September. 
WE ARE ON THE FINALS FOR ALTIN ÖRÜMCEK WEB AWARDS!
16.April.2016
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Sanayi 313 got to the finals on Altın Örümcek Web Awards in the category of corporate blog. You can click to vote. read more
Sanayi 313 got to the finals on Altın Örümcek Web Awards in the category of corporate blog. You can click to vote.

Thank you!

http://altinorumcek.com/Halk-Oylamasi/#Kurumsal-Blog
MASLAK ART SCENE
08.April.2016
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There is a new formation in İstanbul’s hidden life center Maslak. read more
There is a new formation in İstanbul’s hidden life center Maslak. Art related organizations located in the area are coming under one roof - Artmaslak- and aim to bring together culture and art projects with work and social life. 42 Maslak, Turkmall Sanat, Uniq İstanbul, Elgiz Museum, Karbon Gallery and Sanayi 313 are forming a cultural collaboration.
There is a new exhibition in Karbon Gallery in Maslak Windowist Tower these days. “ILLUSTRASYON VOL:1” exhibits interesting works of young illustrators. The exhibition can be seen until the 16th of April. 

www.artmaslak.com
TILL IT'S GONE
09.February.2016
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There is an exhibition on nature and sustainability in İstanbul Modern called: “TILL IT’S GONE”. read more
There is an exhibition on nature and sustainability in İstanbul Modern called: “TILL IT’S GONE”. Exhibition that is going to be on view until the 5th of June brings together the artists who have intricate relationships with the concept of sustainability. The curators of the exhibition Çelenk Bafra and Paolo Colombo describe “TILL IT’S GONE” as “the manifestation of a yearning for nature, a livable world, and a desire for sustainable ecological balance”. There are important artists such as Canan Tolon, Yoko Ono, Camila Rocha, Joni Mitchell and Pea White contributing to the exhibition. 
NİLÜFER YILDIRIM’S SELECTED WORKS AT SANAYİ 313
22.January.2016
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There is an art vibration in Sanayi 313. Together with the artist Nilüfer Yıldırım, we made a selection from her works. Some of the artist’s works from her series “Roots” and “Surroundings” are at display at Sanayi 313 nowadays! read more
There is an art vibration in Sanayi 313. Together with the artist Nilüfer Yıldırım, we made a selection from her works. Some of the artist’s works from her series “Roots” and “Surroundings” are at display at Sanayi 313 nowadays!
Nilüfer Yıldırım’s selected works at Sanayi 313 are composed of the balance she creates on the compositions of colors, form and texture and her ink and acrylic paper works. Yıldırım’s works are based on ideas such as isolation/being connected, freedom/dependency, surroundings/personhood, roots and links to our past and present lives. Sometimes she combines her abstract expressionist works with iconic figures. 
Yıldırım’s series “Surroundings” and “Roots” are on display at Sanayi 313 right now. While the artist focuses on surroundings, isolation and loneliness in crowds in “Surroundings”, she lays emphasize on the connection to the roots, our past lives’ affects on our lives and being isolated either through connectedness or dependency in the society.  
STREET ART
16.January.2016
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It is exciting to see street art rising all around the world. read more
It is exciting to see street art rising all around the world.  
“The Art of Banksy” -Banksy collection, which brings his world famous works under one roof- made a premier at Global Karaköy this week. We are looking forward to see the exhibition that will be open until the 29th of February. 
On the other hand, İstanbul’s young artists are on their way to become professionals in the field of street art. Furkan ‘Nuka’ Birgün -born in Kurtuluş, İstanbul 1989- is one of those artists. Birgün has been working on street art since 2008. Nuka’s childhood neighborhood and its peculiar residents inspire his first solo exhibition “Mixed Technique on Dreams”. It is an unconventional neighborhood with its narrow streets, wooden houses, talking animals and mysterious secrets… Furkan ‘Nuka’ Birgün’s exhibition is on view until the 23rd of January in C.A.M. Gallery. 

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A BIGGER SPLASH
30.December.2015
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As part of the !f İstanbul International Independent Film Festival, the new movie “A Bigger Splash” from Luca Guadagnino, who we know from the movies “Melissa P.” and “I am Love”, is coming to the screens. read more
As part of the !f İstanbul International Independent Film Festival, the new movie “A Bigger Splash” from Luca Guadagnino, who we know from the movies “Melissa P.” and “I am Love”, is coming to the screens. Inspired from “La Piscine”, the director has created an even more provocative love story between four people. Rock legend Mary (Tilda Swinton) goes to Italy to freshen up the relationship with her lover Paul (Ralph Fiennes). When Mary’s ex boyfriend and daughter join them in their vacation the things get out of hand. “A Bigger Splash” will take place on the film festival between the 18th and 28th of February. 
RED SMOKE
09.December.2015
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Once you step into Galeri Zilberman, one feels as if she/he is in a mysterious world in between real and surreal. read more
Once you step into Galeri Zilberman, one feels as if she/he is in a mysterious world in between real and surreal. Gülin Hayat Topdemir, within her exhibition “Salon Rouge”, is telling the stories of the women from her environment with a painterly drama. The women who stand all alone in the endless backgrounds implicate disappearance in the dark waters or forests as well as survival. Every painting in the exhibition has a flu red smoke. In order to explore the mysteriousness of Topdemir’s latest series, Mısır Apartment should cross your way until the 26th of December. 
DANIEL CREWS-CHUBB
12.November.2015
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The upcoming artist from England, Daniel Crews-Chubb is taking place with his exhibition “Zumbi and Belfie” at Galerist until the 21st of November. read more
The upcoming artist from England, Daniel Crews-Chubb is taking place with his exhibition “Zumbi and Belfie” at Galerist until the 21st of November. The artist works on the repetition of abstract and figurative concepts. Many of his paintings concentrate on same motives but all of them have their own specific texture and vibe. For us the most interesting one is the wall painting the artist has made for the exhibition period. If you are planning to visit the art fair Contemporary İstanbul this weekend, don’t forget to have a look at Crews-Chubb’s figures!
DISSOLUTION
20.October.2015
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Elgiz Museum is hosting Azade Köker’s exhibition nowadays. read more
Elgiz Museum is hosting Azade Köker’s exhibition nowadays. The artist focuses the destructive urbanization and its effects on the nature. Köker states that it’s an endless repairment period for earth. In her exhibition ‘Entkettet – Çözülüş’ (Dissolution), Köker uses mixed technique, paper works and location base installations. 
The exhibition can be seen until the 7th of January 2016. 

Elgiz Museum, Beybi Giz Plaza, Maslak
ATELIER VISIT
15.October.2015
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We visited Seçkin Pirim in his atelier at Oto Sanayi area. read more
We visited Seçkin Pirim in his atelier at Oto Sanayi area. The photos we took in his studio show the sincerity of our relationship. A pencil drawing portrait of the artist, the objects he designed for İstanbul Modern, his trademark-paper sculptures, a scene from Pirim’s library and a candle reminding us of our warm bond. No more words needed we guess...
1980’S
15.September.2015
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The exhibition “Nereden Geldik Buraya” (Where did we come from), which is taking place in SALT Beyoğlu and SALT Galata until November 29, emphasizes on the transition to free market economy under military domination after 1980. read more
The exhibition “Nereden Geldik Buraya” (Where did we come from), which is taking place in SALT Beyoğlu and SALT Galata until November 29, emphasizes on the transition to free market economy under military domination after 1980. Exhibition examines the social movements after 1980 Turkish coup d'état and aims to reveal the relation between Turkey’s current situation and its recent past. Some of the artists contributing to “Nereden Geldik Buraya” are Halil Altındere, Aslı Çavuşoğlu, Ayşe Erkmen and Hale Tenger. 
OUT MY WINDOW
31.August.2015
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Gail Albert-Halaban, who took a camera in her hands when she was six, is coming to İstanbul in September with her global photography project that took place in New York and Paris. read more
Gail Albert-Halaban, who took a camera in her hands when she was six, is coming to İstanbul in September with her global photography project that took place in New York and Paris. We were very excited about the project once we saw the photographs. With “Out My Window”, the artist brings together neighbors who have never met, invite them to stand in each other’s shoes and transform their relationships with each other and the local urban community. Next step of the project is in İstanbul between the 1st and 7th of September. Then the final photographs will be exhibited at ISTANBUL’74, keeping us excited!
SALT WATER
12.August.2015
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“Salt Water” is the 14th İstanbul Biennial’s theme. read more
“Salt Water” is the 14th İstanbul Biennial’s theme. When we think of the connection between İstanbul and salt water, the first thing that comes to mind is Bosporus. But of course salt water makes a reference to many other things. The director of the biennial Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev states how we will explore salt water in different locations of the biennial. “When you visit the 14th İstanbul Biennial, you will spend quite a bit of time on salt water. There is a slowing down of the experience of art due to the travel between venues, especially on ferries. That is very healthy: salt water helps to heal respiration problems and many other illnesses, as well as calming the nerves.”
Nowadays, when everything is moving so fast, to breathe and to breathe with art in İstanbul will do us good. Exploring art in the locations where there is salt water, Rumeli Feneri, Bosporus, Büyükada and the Greek island Meis, will be an interesting experience. In the biennial that is going to take place between the 5th of September and 1st of November, along with Turkish artists such as Aslı Çavuşoğlu, Cevdet Erek and Füsun Onur, many foreign artists’ works will be exhibited as well. 
TANER CEYLAN’S LATEST WORK
05.August.2015
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We look forward to seeing the art fair ARTINTERNATIONAL that is going to take place between the 4th and 6th of September at Haliç Kongre Merkezi. read more
We look forward to seeing the art fair ARTINTERNATIONAL that is going to take place between the 4th and 6th of September at Haliç Kongre Merkezi. Latest news is about Taner Ceylan’s work “Satyr II”, which is a part of his “Golden Age” series. We are going to see this oil on canvas artwork first at this art fair. “Satyr II” exposes the two notions of Greek mythology: rebirth and duality. Satyr is a mythological creature, which is half human and half goat. Ceylan says that, with his latest work he makes a reference to the animal inside the human and the human inside the animal. 
LAST WEEK FOR THE EXHIBITION “GENÇ YENİ FARKLI VI” (YOUNG NEW DIFFERENT VI)
24.July.2015
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Every year Galeri Zilberman makes an exhibition aimed at young artists. read more
Every year Galeri Zilberman makes an exhibition aimed at young artists. This year, it can be seen until the 1st of August at Mısır Apartmanı in İstiklal Street.  In the exhibition, which has no limitations of material or subject, young artists such as Ahu Akkan, Berke Doğanoğlu, Sırma Doruk, Ali Şentürk are taking place. We congratulate Galeri Zilberman for the financial support they provide in their young artists series. 
DECEPTIVE SUMMER
19.July.2015
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“Summertime” exhibition in Galerist led me to question the summer days that I am making plans for with excitement. read more
“Summertime” exhibition in Galerist led me to question the summer days that I am making plans for with excitement. Artworks in the exhibition make a reference to all that goodness summer represents. While Ed Fornieles’ “Pool Party” video reveals all the degeneration that can occur in a summer gathering, Isabel Yellin’s collage paintings on mixed fabrics took me to those calm holiday moments I always dream of. How many people succeed to stay with him/herself or be filled with love and joy while having fun in those summer days that they look forward to?

The exhibition can be seen until the 15th of August in Galerist. 
CREATIVITY IS ALL AROUND US!
04.July.2015
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Around this area, we rarely have a day without any news from the creative world. read more
Around this area, we rarely have a day without any news from the creative world. Latest news are our neighbor and sculptor Kağan Toros is getting ready for his personal exhibition and Seçkin Pirim has just completed his huge sculpture “Gate of Heaven” in Çanakkale. The director of Artnext İstanbul Gallery and our very loyal visitor Emirhan Elkorek on the other hand, was telling us about their “Summer Collective” exhibition that can be seen until the 8th of August. In the exhibition, from Alper Bıçaklıoğlu’s works created by serigraphy and mixed techniques to Saliha Yılmaz’s poetry and political based art works, five different artists’ creations are on view. 
SCULPTURES OF MASLAK
24.June.2015
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The rooftop exhibition in Elgiz Museum is coming to life for the seventh time with the theme “Skyline” (Ufuk Hattı). read more
The rooftop exhibition in Elgiz Museum is coming to life for the seventh time with the theme “Skyline” (Ufuk Hattı). In the exhibition 34 different artists from four different generations are coming together. Artists such as Mahmut Aydın, Cemre Demirgiller, Francesco Panceri and Carole Tuner & Adem Ünlü’s artworks are reaching out to the sky. We are looking forward to see the exhibition that is taking place between the 16th of June and 7th of November.
WE GET EXCITED
13.June.2015
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Every improvement in Oto Sanayi area gets us excited. ‘Atelier Maslak’ is one of them. read more
Every improvement in Oto Sanayi area gets us excited. ‘Atelier Maslak’ is one of them. 42 Maslak, which is a close neighbor, is exhibiting the works of designers, artists and photographers located in Oto Sanayi at Maslak Art Space and in the streets. Curated by Ali Bakova and Gökhan Karakuş, while ‘Atelier Maslak’ is taking place between the 11th of June and 14th of August, it gives us the signs that our dreams about this area are not far away. 
NEWTON. HORVAT. BRODZIAK
03.June.2015
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The Helmut Newton Foundation is getting ready to open its doors to a great exhibition. read more
The Helmut Newton Foundation is getting ready to open its doors to a great exhibition. Two photographers, Frank Horvat and Szymon Brodziak who are known for their fashion and portraiture photography will be exhibited along with Helmut Newton. Like Helmut Newton, nudes play an important role in their works. Frank Horvat is one of the most influential photographers of the 20th century. Starting in the late 1950’s, his fashion photography was featured in Elle, Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar.  Szymon Brodziak on the other hand, is a young Polish photographer who blends subtle eroticism and feminine elegance. Helmut Newton’s iconic fashion photographs, nudes, portraits and self-portraits will complement the two monographic presentations. 

The exhibition “Newton. Horvat. Brodziak” can be seen from 4 June to 15 November 2015 at Helmut Newton Foundation in Berlin.
MoMA WELCOMES YOKO ONO
18.May.2015
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After 40 years from her one woman show titled “Museum of Modern (F)art”, Yoko Ono is coming back to The Museum of Modern Art. read more
After 40 years from her one woman show titled “Museum of Modern (F)art”, Yoko Ono is coming back to The Museum of Modern Art. Bringing together approximately 125 of her early works such as objects, works on paper, installations, performances, audio recordings and films, “Yoko Ono: One Woman Show, 1960-1971” also showcases a solitary piece of fruit placed on a Plexiglas pedestal: Apple (1966) and Ono’s influential performance in the history of contemporary art: Cut Piece (1964). The exhibition can be seen during the hot summer days in New York until the beginning of September. 
A BIG VOICE FROM THE 6TH STREET
14.May.2015
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Günnur Özsoy, who has made a name for herself with big size sculptures, is reporting from the 6th street. A block away from us, this cute street is occupied by different artists. Özsoy is saying that there are only two workmen left in the street. One of them is a machinist and the other one repairs car hoods. read more
Günnur Özsoy, who has made a name for herself with big size sculptures, is reporting from the 6th street. A block away from us, this cute street is occupied by different artists. Özsoy is saying that there are only two workmen left in the street. One of them is a machinist and the other one repairs car hoods.

What are you working on these days?
I am working for my exhibition that is going to take place in PG Art Gallery next year in December. Choosing from the sketch works, deciding on the exhibition concept and waiting for the ideas to cool down take really long time. First I need to examine my works freely that I can send them to the gallery. But nowadays I am shirking my duty because I have this great neighbor where I can have my lunch. I sometimes worry about Sanayi 313 because even though I tidy myself up before going there, I might strew dust and polystyrene around. 

What kind of materials do you work with? What are your plans for your exhibition in December?
I’ve worked with materials such as bronze, aliminium, stone, brass, metal, plexy, felt and polyester. Because I think in an abstract way, I can say that I am the queen of sculptures with organic forms. I have always worked with one or two notions for my personal exhibitions. My experiences will be the defining factor of this exhibition’s notion as well. I don’t know how things will turn out until that day though. 

If you were to create an object/sculpture for Sanayi 313, what would it be?
Sanayi 313 is a place to breathe. It is really nice that a place very close by with such a warm welcome with delicious and healthy food exist. I think that what Enis is doing is not easy, bringing so many different products together. An exhibition with artists’ works around Sanayi area may be a good idea. A sculpture in the entrance, a painting hanged inside ext. Information of the artwork would be written underneath. This kind of collaboration would be great. Because we are sharing the area and our souls are not away from each other… 

What is different about the 6th street?
First of all it is close to Sanayi 313 (laughing). And there are only two workmen left from the old Sanayi. One of them is a machinist and the other one repairs car hoods. The others are artists, designers or people from the film world. 

What do you think about the future of this area?
There are many artists here. I think that it is a hidden magical area that should be utilized and protected in a very good way by the investors who will be responsible for the urban renewal. 
DIASPORA IS A BIG VILLAGE IN ANATOLIA
07.May.2015
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As our world wide known artist Sarkis quotes these words of Hrant Drink, he is trying to tell us that although he lives in France, he is very much inspired by Turkey. This year the conceptual artist will be presented in the Pavilion of Turkey at the 56th International Art Exhibiton, la Biennale di Venezia with his project called Respiro, which means to breathe in Italian. read more
As our world wide known artist Sarkis quotes these words of Hrant Drink, he is trying to tell us that although he lives in France, he is very much inspired by Turkey. This year the conceptual artist will be presented in the Pavilion of Turkey at the 56th International Art Exhibiton, la Biennale di Venezia with his project called Respiro, which means to breathe in Italian.  
Between 9th of May and 22nd of November, Sarkis will be using the site of the pavilion as a theatrical stage.  For the installation that will consist of mirrors, stained-glass panes and site-specific neon works, the artist states that we will be going back to the creation of the universe and the beginning of time, back to the first-ever-rainbow; the very first magical breaking point of light. He says that instead of binding ourselves to specific instances within the histories of politics, religion, philosophy and the arts, we will be embracing both the present and the distant past. He also states that just like a work of art that has been there for a very long time, this theatrical stage will breathe constantly during the biennale and there will be music in the background all the time.
Sarkis associates his exhibition in the biennale to a deep breath. As he makes a reference to 1915, he says that it is something historical for him to be invited to the Biennale di Venezia in 2015. He emphasizes on turning this a-century-old blockage into something positive by art.  

 
CUBAN BREEZE
06.May.2015
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A photographer from İstanbul; Beril Gülcan, is opening her first solo show in New York with Brooklyn Pure House. read more
A photographer from İstanbul; Beril Gülcan, is opening her first solo show in New York with Brooklyn Pure House. “I See a Red Door”, reflects three different projects she has been working on: “Blackface”, “Cuba” and her collage series. We fell in love with the Cuban breeze and decided to focus on the “Cuba” series. 
Beril got excited about Cuba due to its essence of being a “time-machine”. Since Cuba is one of the rare places in the world that is away from the capitalist culture (let’s say for now), Beril wanted to experience the people there and their way of life. She fell in love with the culture and their simplicity and happiness. 
From the pictures Beril took in Cuba, we can see the admiration she felt for this place and its people. 

*If you are in New York these days, don’t forget to stop by the PUREHOUSE – The Kitchen (473 Grand St. Brooklyn 11211) from May 1st to June 12th. 
“ART HAS SUCH A STRUCTURE THAT IT CAN EVEN ENNOBLE SANAYİ AREA.”
28.April.2015
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We made a mini interview with Ayça Telgeren at her atelier in Kadıköy. Telgeren is preparing for her third personal exhibition, which is going to take place at Galerist between 5th of May and 6th of June. read more
We made a mini interview with Ayça Telgeren at her atelier in Kadıköy. Telgeren is preparing for her third personal exhibition, which is going to take place at Galerist between 5th of May and 6th of June.

What would you like to tell us about your new exhibition “Sanatçının Eli” (Artist’s Hand)?
I have changed. The exhibition is a new beginning. I am finalizing many stories that I left open. It is a preparation for a new period of time. I added paintings along with my paper works. I mixed paint and paper. Because I see the material and the work as a canal, my personal change will be the focus of the exhibition.

You made a collaboration in the exhibition as well…
Yes, with the electro guitar virtuoso and musician Cem Köksal. The third of the “Shark” guitars, which is Köksal’s very own design, is being produced for me. I made a drawing called “Sanatçının Eli” in 2011. With this technique, I am painting the guitar with Köksal’s hand mould. I am very excited about it. 

Do you stop by Oto Sanayi area?
I have friends there. I visit their ateliers. Kemal Tufan, Ayla Turan… When I was a student, I had many friends working there. I went there a lot. Circumstances were really poor. It was hard to find water. For sculptors, Oto Sanayi is very convenient in physical means but infrastructural problem is really big. (She asks me about the rents around the area and I tell her the rents are increasing gradually.) Art has such a structure that it can even ennoble Sanayi Area.  
WHILE YOU ARE SURFING
18.April.2015
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Arslan Sükan’s new exhibition is called “While You are Surfing”. read more
Arslan Sükan’s new exhibition is called “While You are Surfing”. Sükan scans the surfaces of digital tools and concretizes the fingerprints, dust and cracks on the images he acquires. As a result, there is an esthetic image. Sükan’s photographs, which are after the signs between the physical and digital world are exhibited in ISTANBUL between 16th of April and 24th of May, just after the exhibition that took place in Five Eleven Gallery, New York.
LITERATURE AND SCULPTURE GO HAND IN HAND
08.April.2015
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Kemal Tufan takes the pen image to another level. A pen is more than just an instrument for writing in his exhibition “Dictionarium”. read more
Kemal Tufan takes the image of a pen to another level. A pen is more than just an instrument for writing in his exhibition “Dictionarium”. Artist, who is inspired by both literature and sculpture’s structural features, uses pen as an indicator of personal and social memory. Kemal Tufan’s sculptures may be seen between the 4th and 30th of April in Pg Art Gallery. 

www.pgartgallery.com
SEÇKİN PİRİM STOPPED BY SANAYİ 313!
06.April.2015
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Seçkin Pirim, who is on his way to being a universal artist, stopped by Sanayi 313 from his atelier in Oto Sanayi area to have a cup of coffee. read more
Seçkin Pirim, who is on his way to being a universal artist, stopped by Sanayi 313 from his atelier in Oto Sanayi area to have a cup of coffee. He parked his motorcycle on our door and kept parking it there nearly every other day.

Routine and breaking out of the routine. You are saying that these two concepts inspire your work. What are you doing these days in your routine and out of your routine?
My biggest routine is my atelier these days. I go to my atelier everyday at seven in the morning, Sundays included. It is a routine but a pleasurable one. To break out of the routine, I jump in to my motorcycle and go to different places. Last month I was in Cape Town, we made a tour in South Africa. 

Visiting Sanayi 313, was it out of your routine?
No, it wasn’t. I wanted to come here. There are some intersections in life. It is like the saying ‘there is no such thing as coincidence in life’. It is actually very productive for me to be talking to you. I am taking something out of here without you knowing about it. 

If we go back to your works, in which ways working with paper motivates you?
I have been mingling with paper for the last three-four years. I am also working on acrylic sculptures at the same time. When I first started to work with paper, I liked that there were very little limits. I saw that it was possible to do many many things… And since I am very impatient, I like to reach the conclusion very quickly. There are some disadvantages as well. As an artist it is easy to say ‘my artwork will find its way in life, then it may dissolve’. But an art collector wouldn’t say that. Collector wants to see the artwork in his collection for a lifetime; even he/she may want to pass it over to his/her kids. It is paper at the end of the day. Once it gets wet, it melts away. I am working on these technical details. I work like an engineer. 

What is your next project? What are you working on these days?
I have some projects overseas. A gallery I work with participated to Hong Kong Art Basel, I sent them a piece. I am going to Shanghai to stay for a month, I will be preparing for an exhibition. On the other hand I am working on a sculpture for an outside area in Çanakkale. It is going to be the biggest sculpture I’ve ever done; you can even walk in it. 

What are your plans for your art?
My aim is to carry my art to a universal level. When I was a student, I used to save money to go to art fairs and exhibitions in the world. I always try to make room for travelling around the world. 

As far as I know, you work in your atelier in Oto Sanayi. What are the positive and negative sides of working here?
The best day in Oto Sanayi is Sunday. There is no one around. It is like a liberated area. On the weekdays on the other hand, I love that everyone is working. Car mechanics are working; cars are being washed... There is a circulation and I like it very much. It motivates me. I can also manage everything in this area. When I was working in Beyoğlu, I used to come here for the ironmonger, go to Karaköy for materials etc. Oto Sanayi is like a heaven. You can live here for five months without needing to go to anywhere else. Upstairs in my atelier is my living area. Four days a week, I stay there. I’ll come to Sanayi 313 for lunch from now on. And in this area, there are surprises such as seeing a place like Sanayi 313 once you enter through the door. It is great!

What did you feel when you came here? If you were to make a sculpture inspired by Sanayi 313, how would it be?
When I came here, I felt that everything was chosen with care. I can spend time here; right now there are 40 different pieces I want to buy from the store. I would design a very special object for Sanayi 313 and would like it to be in one of the corners. 

How do you think Oto Sanayi area will be in 10 years?
I don’t know how it is going to be. In a country like Turkey where you don’t even know what will happen tomorrow, the answer to this question would be utopic. I can talk about how I want it to be though. It can be such a beautiful place. If galleries, restaurants, ateliers, stores would take place here, the world may come to this area. My biggest dream is to buy all the upper floors in my street, destroy the walls in between and create a very large atelier. Wood, iron and paper ateliers near each other…  
SEDA GAZİOĞLU FOR SANAYİ 313
31.March.2015
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Upcoming young artist Seda Gazioğlu who is moving to her new studio in Oto Sanayi, a block away from us, drew what she felt when she visited us… And Seda didn’t forget to explain what made her draw a woman’s face inside a flywheel and the life for artists in Oto Sanayi. read more
Upcoming young artist Seda Gazioğlu who is moving to her new studio in Oto Sanayi, a block away from us, drew what she felt when she visited us… And Seda didn’t forget to explain what made her draw a woman’s face inside a  flywheel and the life for artists in Oto Sanayi.
 
What did you have for breakfast today?
Pastry with cheese.
 
What was the first piece you ever made in the name of art?
When I was a kid, I used to paint all the time. The sculpture of a monster wearing a tuxedo that I made out of ytong was the first piece I ever made.
 
Would you describe your feelings about what you drew for Sanayi 313? What made you draw a woman’s face inside a flywheel?
I see Sanayi 313 as place that symbolizes the future of Sanayi Area. With this feeling in mind, I painted a surprised woman’s face with a confident look inside a flywheel that represents the area’s current state. Her plant shaped hair points to a new life, as well as my excitement towards watching such a place’s natural growth. Also the antique feel inside the store and the healthy menu its restaurant has were the supporting factors for my painting.
 
You are building your studio in Oto Sanayi these days. How did you decide to work in this area, how is the life for artists around this area? Do you ever think maybe you could live here?
Since I have been spending nearly all of my time in this street (Sanayi Area 2nd Part, 6th Street) for the last 2.5 years, my biggest dream was having a studio for myself here. I am very excited and happy that I made it happen. One of the best specialties of this area is; although it is in the middle of the city, there is this isolation feeling from the busy life. Having many neighbors with artistic qualities made this place motivational and inspirational for me. Because of these reasons I will be living here in the near future.
 
What do you think about afterlife?
I always try to live the moment and motivate myself about it. That is why I try not to think about anything other than this world.
 
What are the three things that inspire you the most in life?
Human psychology (especially psychological illnesses and the right brain), aged objects and darkness…
 
Do you dance at home or at your studio? If yes, with what kind of music?
Yes! Mainly along with the songs that I used to listen as a kid; 90’s music…
 
What are you working on these days?
Nowadays I am working on an installation for my project that questions the sense of equity in the world we live in.

When will you come and visit us next and for what reason?
I am sure that Sanayi 313 will be a very a pleasant place, so I will come and visit as soon as possible!
McQUEEN IS COMING BACK HOME
21.March.2015
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This spring, there is Alexander McQueen fever. From his 1992 MA graduate collection to his unfinished A/W 2010 collection, “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty” will be presented in Victoria and Albert Museum, London between March and August 2015. read more
This spring, there is Alexander McQueen fever. From his 1992 MA graduate collection to his unfinished A/W 2010 collection, “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty” will be presented in Victoria and Albert Museum, London between March and August 2015.
Alexander McQueen’s death was announced on 11 February 2010. His housekeeper found him hanging at his home on Green Street, London. On January 2000 McQueen stated for his hometown London that it is where his heart was and where he gets his inspiration. Maybe that is why the first section of the exhibition is focusing on McQueen’s London roots. Just before McQueen’s death, he was working on his Autumn/Winter collection. He had 16 pieces ready and those were presented on 8 March 2010 in Paris Fashion Week. Fashion editors who saw his designs said that McQueen’s obsession with afterlife was apparent on his designs.
The edited and expanded show (compared to New York exhibition, Met Museum, 2011) is taking place at V&A, where the legendary designer found many of his historical inspirations. Now he is history, time passes so quickly...
WILD LIFE
18.March.2015
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İbrahim İhsan Oğuz tells us about his first personal exhibition that takes place in Sumahan Karaköy between March 26 and April 4, the ideas behind his paintings, how he begins a day and more. read more
İbrahim İhsan Oğuz tells us about his first personal exhibition that takes place in Sumahan Karaköy between March 26 and April 4, the ideas behind his paintings, how he begins a day and more. 

What is the first thing you do in the mornings?
I mingle with water the first thing in the morning. Then I always look out of the window. I don’t control where I look or what I think. Some days I paint for an hour before having breakfast.

What would you tell us about your artistic style?
I don’t have a particular style. When I look at the paintings that are in the exhibition, I see that I practice the things I learn from people with a simple painting technique. My aim is to enlarge and deepen the painting or the surface and to open out perception in mystic forms. I do whatever is needed to reach my aim. 

How are the processes before, during and after painting?
People started to paint before talking to themselves. I try to feel this before I start painting. Every time I start working with a new canvas, there is a new feeling. Every painting is different from each other. To show that the same thought or feeling can be painted in different ways is emphasizing on the very same thought. To witness the occurrence of the uncontrollable we create and to lock this up in the canvas with our bodies; they are both tiring. When I am done with one painting, I am done as well. 

What is behind your first personal exhibition “WILDLIFE”? Why the wild life?
When someone thinks of wild life, the first thing comes to mind is animals. In my paintings, there are no animals but humans. Humans near the sea, humans among the trees... If we think of the ‘wilderness’, it’s a habitat named by humans. I paint people in the middle of deserted places where there is no sense of time. I think about primitivism a lot. I see primitivity not as a notion related to time but as a form of perception every human being has.  I try to show the effects of instinct on one’s perception from a painter’s point of view. I aim to paint the person and what she/he perceives together at the same time. 

Would you tell us the three things that inspire you the most while painting?
Painters, my life and my thoughts…

Do you stop by Oto Sanayi region? If yes, for what reasons?
Yes, I do. I have worked with molding men. I also come for repairing my car.

You visited Sanayi 313 before. If you were to create something for Sanayi 313, what would it be?
An oversized relief. 

What do you plan to do after your exhibition?
To go on a vacation and spend some time with my wife Feni. 

How do you end your day?
By making my wife laugh and saying, “let’s go to bed”. 

*Studio suma address:  Bankalar Caddesi Yanıkkapı Sokak No: 3 Karaköy İstanbul
YOUNG COLLECTORS ARE AT ELGİZ MUSEUM
17.March.2015
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New generation collectors; Şeli & Alber Elvaşvili, İrem & Sina Kınay, Billur & Atilla Tacir and Şebnem & Mehmet Ünlü are sharing the artworks they have collected with art lovers from the 27th of March to 16th of May at Elgiz Museum. read more
New generation collectors Şeli & Alber Elvaşvili, İrem & Sina Kınay, Billur & Atilla Tacir and Şebnem & Mehmet Ünlü are sharing the artworks they have collected with art lovers from the 27th of March to 16th of May at Elgiz Museum. In the exhibiton “Genç Koleksiyonerler 2” (Young Collectors 2), which is curated by Marcus Graf, there are artworks of important artists such as Murat German, Seçkin Pirim, Taner Ceylan, Zhu Yi Yong and Daniel Sinsel. We should also point out that an Andy Warhol piece is being exhibited in the museum as well.

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MY FIVE YEAR OLD COULD DO THAT
07.March.2015
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English artist Thomas Robson mixes traditional fine art pieces with dynamic collisions of form and color. With a background of television graphic design, the artist states that he became increasingly uneasy with producing a highly edited and curated visual language, leading him to start experimenting multi-faceted art remixing. Robson calls what he does “Collision Art.” He combines and remixes appropriated imagery with oil and acrylic paints, pencil drawing, 3D renders, photographic and scanned imagery. read more
English artist Thomas Robson mixes traditional fine art pieces with dynamic collisions of form and color. With a background of television graphic design, the artist states that he became increasingly uneasy with producing a highly edited and curated visual language, leading him to start experimenting multi-faceted art remixing. Robson calls what he does “Collision Art.” He combines and remixes appropriated imagery with oil and acrylic paints, pencil drawing, 3D renders, photographic and scanned imagery.
We were on Internet surfing for different art styles when we came across with Thomas Robson. We sent him an e-mail saying that we would like to know him better and share his art with our readers. We also gave him some info about Sanayi 313.  His response about the store was flattering:
“Looks like a really dynamic, creative project to be involved with and one that could take off in the long term. Expect to see you gracing pages in Monocle & Wallpaper magazines soon.”
Along with his response, there was an attachment in which Thomas Robson describes his work:
“These are powerful compositions born of an intense visual alchemy, capturing the exciting, enigmatic, unpredictable instance in time.
My approach is provoking a spectrum of critical reactions, ranging from “My five year old could do that”, to “Rare is it that we find such conflict focused in one artwork.””

*Thomas Robson will take place in the “Strange Cities” exhibition between 12 March – 12 June 2015 in Onassis Cultural Center, Athens. Artists who have never seen Athens were invited to the exhibition to create their own images of the city.
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