In this episode, Cemre Yeşil is in dialogue with Ahmet Polat, director of Studio Polat and co-curator of Kısmet. Through his photography and fieldwork, Ahmet Polat aspires to build bridges between different cultures, identities and histories. He lived and worked in Istanbul for ten years. In 2006, Cemre met Ahmet when he was speaking an event at Galata Fotografhanesi in Istanbul. Together they reflect on their professional connection, Cemre’s extended artistic practice and the Turkish photography scene.
Foam Talks - Kısmet Edition is a new series by Foam Talks featuring a selection of artist, curators and writers connected to Kısmet. This multi-year project is organised by Studio Polat and Foam with a focus on Turkish visual culture through research, outreach, and exhibitions. The first instalment of the series welcomes photographer Cemre Yeşil. Her long-term work ‘Double Portrait’ is currently exhibited at MAQAM, a creative space located in Amsterdam West. The project examines the relationship between mother and child through different lenses. It deals with topics such as identity, loss, and memory. The exhibition is Kısmet’s first public presentation.
Concept: Amelie Schüle
Production: Nordin Janssen
Mastering & Mixing: Andersen Audio Productions
The exhibition is made possible by Kleurgamma Fine-Art Photolab and Starframe.
Foam is supported by the VriendenLoterij, Foam Members, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, the VandenEnde Foundation and the City of Amsterdam.
In 2021 Foam receives additional support from the Mondriaan Fund and Kickstart Cultuurfonds.