Last Days For The Masters

Only a few days are left for seeing the works of Cengiz Çekil, Tamer Başoğlu and Mehmet Güleryüz

A Life Producing Forms
With monumental sculptures all over Turkey, Tamer Başoğlu is currently the guest of İş Bank’s Kibele Art Gallery in a comprehensive retrospective. July 3rd is the last day for seeing the works of this artist, who has experimented with a number of different methods from kinetic sculpture and melted wax technique to cast bronze and polyester in his more than fifty-year career in producing shapes.

Apart From Vanity And Speed
A contemporary Turkish artist whose work spans three decades from the 1970’s to our day, Cengiz Çekil is at Rampa, a new gallery in the recently renovated Akaretler Row Houses in Beşiktaş, through July 10. The exhibition, which is hosting Çekil’s ‘Manifestos I-IV’, ‘Iron Earth, Copper Sky’ and ‘Smashed into Pieces’ for the first time in Istanbul, has been curated by Garanti Kültür A.Ş. Research and Programs Directors Vasıf Kortun and Merve Elveren.

Very Little And Very Big
Mehmet Güleryüz’s sketchbooks with drawings from all his periods, some of which have been brought to light for the first time, are at Arte Istanbul on the Kumbaracı Yokuşu, a sloping street at the bottom of Beyoğlu. Featured in the exhibition through the end of July are works in different techniques and styles in very small to incredibly large dimensions.