Exhibitions Worth Seeing

The month of May is jam-packed with original and innovative exhibitions. And we have selected a few for you.

MARITIME LIFE IN ISTANBUL ON CANVAS A representative of the photorealism movement in Turkey, Mustafa Sekban portrays Istanbul and its seas and fishermen on canvas in his show, I Won’t Forget Us. Sekban’s paintings depicting life on the water in Istanbul can be seen at Galeri Idil through May 12.

DRAWING PICTURES WITH WIRE An artist who recreates characters and objects from miniature paintings using wire, Yıldız Şermet is holding her 5th solo show at Galeri Apel through May 11. The show, focusing on line as the language of painting, stands out for its narrative style which posits a link between tradition and the present.

SEEKING THE TRUTH: LAND ART Australian artist Andrew Rogers’ land art project, Winding Path - The Search for Truth, is on at Proje4L/Elgiz Museum of Contemporary Art through June 8. The work, a replica of the Kali Gandaki Valley Gorge in Nepal, points up our environmental responsibility for the earth.