Istanbul Pride Week Art Exhibition: “Who Would Have Thought/ Nerdeen Nereye”

“Pride and Outbreak” was the first Istanbul LGBTI Pride Week exhibition and was held in 2009 for the remembrance of 40th anniversary of “Stonewall Riots” at Hafriyat.

A year later, in 2010, following the theme of Pride Week, an exhibition was curated with the “Family” concept. The exhibition examined the concept of Family and tried to widen the interpretations that were given to the idea of family.

“Body, Pleasure, Pressure” was the exhibition in 2012 at Cezayir. The exhibition questioned the mass understanding of body and it’s politics.

“Who would have thought” was organized by Metin Akdemir and Efe Songun in 2014 at HAYAKA ARTI and maumau. The exhibition selection committee was composed of Fatih Özgüven, Canan X, Erinç Seymen, and Asena Günal. The exhibition was held between June 24-30, alongside the 22nd Pride week events.


Efe Songun and Metin Akdemir

The exhibition committee stressed that “Who would have thought” be a sustainable project and to be organized alongside the Istanbul LGBTI Pride Week activities and to be able to promote LGBTIQ art and artist, along with allies.

The exhibition will be held on June 22-30th at maumau and Blok Art Space. The Selection Committee was composed of Taner Ceylan, Fatih Özgüven, Canan X, Asena Günal, İlhan Sayın, and Aslı Çetinkaya.

The 2015 “Who would have thought” has not specified a theme and was held open to everyone’s contribution.

The artists this year are: Mandy Niewohner, MK Yurttaş, Kara Pembe Karşı Sanat Kolektifi, Anıl Erdoğan, Şafak Şule Kemancı, Marin Marie, Seçkin Tercan, Ömer Tevfik Erten, Leman Sevda Darıcıoğlu, Hüseyin Rüstemoğlu, Hülya Dolaş, Esra İlbeyli, Sadık Arı, Kemal Özen, Elif KK, Kıvanç Öztüre.

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Posted in LGBTI Activism, Pride in Turkey and tagged Anıl Erdoğan, Ömer Tevfik Erten, Blok art space, Efe Songun, Elif KK, Esra İlbeyli, Hülya Dolaş, Hüseyin Rüstemoğlu, Istanbul Pride Art Exhibition, , Kara Pembe Karşı Sanat Kolektifi, Kemal Özen, Kıvanç Öztüre, Leman Sevda Darıcıoğlu, Mandy Niewohner, Marin Marie, maumau, Metin Akdemir, MK Yurttaş, Nerdeen Nereye, Sadık Arı, Seçkin Tercan, Who would have thought, Şafak Şule Kemancı on by . Leave a comment

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