Tuesday, September 09, 2008
In cooperation with the Frankfurter Bookfair 2008, Turkey, the Guest of Honour and the Culture Board, Frankfurt am Main, the Fotografie Forum
Frankfurt presents “Turkish Realities”, premiering a cross-section of contemporary Turkish photography and video. The artist’s main inspiration
today tends to come from the bipolar opposites in Turkish society, which are mirrored in the situation of Istanbul itself. This unique metropolis
has embodied antagonistic tendencies for hundreds of years: Asia and Europe, tradition and modernism, Islam and Christianity. It is shaped by a
constant state of everyday confrontation between ever-changing elements. Between these two antipodes there are varied positions, which make up
the Turkish realities.
ARTISTS: MURAT GERMEN, MERIH AKOGUL, SINASI GÜNES, NIL YALTER, ZEKI FAIK IZER, FERHAT ÖZGÜR, HÜSEYIN KARAKAYA, ILKER MAGA, ÖZLEM SULAK, YILDIZ MORAN, PINAR YOLACAN, AKSEL ZEYDAN GÖZ, AHMET POLAT, KORHAN KARAOYSAL UND BURCAK KAYGUN.
The accompanying publication „Turkish Realities. Positions in Contemporary Photography and Video from Turkey“ Kehrer Verlag, Heidelberg, will
be available for purchase at the Fotografie Forum Frankfurt. Duration: September 13th to October 26th, 2008
This exhibition is a production of the Fotografie Forum Frankfurt, curated by P. Celina Lunsford and Necmi Sönmez.
We wish to thank Turkey, the Guest of Honour Frankfurter Bookfair 2008, the Culture Board Frankfurt am Main
and the Hessen Ministry of Science and Art for their support.
Image: c. Ferhat Özgür, Embrace, 2003