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Kısmet

Through the lens of Turkish visual culture

How do young Dutch-Turkish image-makers and that same generation of Turkish image-makers give shape to the worlds they live in? With shared heritage as the starting point, multi-year project Kısmet explores the complex and rich perspectives of emerging talents.
From the series Double Portrait, 2021 © Cemre Yeşil
, courtesy of the artist.
From the series Double Portrait, 2021 © Cemre Yeşil
, courtesy of the artist.

Podcast with Cemre Yeşil and Ahmet Polat

Photographer Cemre Yeşil's long-term work ‘Double Portrait’ examines the relationship between mother and child through different lenses. Together with Ahmet Polat, director of Studio Polat and co-curator of Kısmet, they reflect on their professional connection, Cemre’s extended artistic practice and the Turkish photography scene.


Discover Cemre Yeşil's digital exhibition Double Portrait

From the series Double Portrait, 2021 © Cemre Yeşil
, courtesy of the artist.

The project Double Portrait examines the relationship between mother and child through different lenses. It deals with topics such as identity, loss, and memory. The work questions the traditions of portraiture and explores the psychological aspects of photography. 

This interactive space designed by @marinacmeyer expands the Double Portrait experience and invites the reader to relate it from an entirely different, but a familiar perspective.

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Ahmet Polat Dark Moon: Tales of the Afro-Turkish Diaspora

In the exhibition Dark Moon, Ahmet Polat sheds light on the lives of Afro-Turks, many of whom came to work in the open fields of Izmir, located in the West of Turkey. 

On view at Galerie Mercatorplein in Amsterdam from 17 May until 23 Jun 2022.

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Durmuš Ali Delibas in Izmir Dark Moon Tales of the Afro-Turkish Diaspora, 2005-2022 © Ahmet Polat.

Foam is supported by de VriendenLoterij, Foam Members, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, the VandenEnde Foundation and Gemeente Amsterdam.

In 2022 Foam receives additional support from the Mondriaan Fund.

From the series Double Portrait, 2021 © Cemre Yeşil


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