Through the lens of Turkish visual culture
The Start of Something
by Gülşah Ayla Bayrak
How do you convey the experience of Orientalism through images? How is it represented in our daily lives? In the exhibitionThe Start of Something, Gülşah Ayla Bayrak aims to answer these questions by translating Orientalism's experience, emotion, and ideas into pictures, performances, and objects.
The Start of Something by Gülşah Ayla Bayrak is exhibited at MAQAM until 18 June.
The Coffee Reading: Tales of the Afro Turkish Diaspora
For the first edition of the visual podcast The Coffee Reading, Studio Polat and Foam invited three members from the Africans' Culture and Solidarity Society in Izmir to share their story through the ritual act of drinking and reading Turkish coffee.
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
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 expands the Double Portrait experience and invites the reader to relate it from an entirely different, but a familiar perspective.
Foam is supported by de VriendenLoterij, Foam Members, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, the VandenEnde Foundation and Gemeente Amsterdam.