Exhibition of Time and Space | Four Successful Photographers Meet at the Time and Space Mixed Exhibition
Gama Gallery, which has made a name for itself with various projects, is opening the “Time and Space” exhibition on September 13th at the Pera Palace Hotel. In the “Time and Space” exhibition, which brings together the works of four successful photographers in their respective fields, artist Ayşegül Dinçkök’s underwater work with freediving world record holder Şahika Ercümen, Ceylan Atuk’s research on the histories of spaces, Can Sarıçoban’s images from Paris Fashion Week, and Koray Erkaya’s award-winning works conducted in Canada come together in a single theme with very different techniques and applications.
The exhibition can be visited free of charge at Pera Palace Hotel from September 13th to October 8th, except on Sundays, between 13:00 and 19:00.
Selections from Ayşegül Dinçkök’s “Rebirth” Exhibition
In Ayşegül Dinçkök’s “Rebirth” photography exhibition, factors such as violence, illegal fishing, plastic waste, pollution, and inequality are depicted. The exhibition shows a world where all precautions are taken in a difficult world where these factors exist, and where living beings coexist in harmony on Earth, and it invites people to take care of our planet’s future.
Ayşegül Dinçkök, who brings her passion for the depths to life by photographing rare creatures in the depths, opened her first underwater photography exhibition at MSGSÜ Tophane-i Amire Cultural and Art Center. Dinçkök, a professional diver, has contributed to many successful projects both in Turkey and around the world through her exhibitions.
Selections from Koray Erkaya’s Exhibition
Erkaya’s unique vision and artistic talent enchant viewers worldwide. In the field of fine art photography, Erkaya has created remarkable works in 45 international exhibitions over the past 10 years and hosted six successful personal photography exhibitions. Erkaya’s photography reveals the depth of his creative inner exploration.
After graduating from Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Koray Erkaya focused on advertising photography and architectural photography. He worked as the official photographer for Camel Trophy for five years. Especially in the field of nude photography, Erkaya continued his artistic photography studies. He opened his first personal exhibition with the photographs he took during Camel Trophy. Erkaya was recognized as one of the world’s top 200 advertising photographers by Lurzer’s Archive Mag.
Selections from Ceylan Atuk’s “Shadow of the Past” Exhibition
In the “Shadow of the Past” exhibition, the story of the palace built by Tsar Nicholas Alexandrovich in 1896 in the Sarıkamış district of Kars, Turkey, for the recovery and well-being of his hemophiliac son Aleksi is told. The palace was a place where Tsar Nicholas Alexandrovich and his family once spent enjoyable moments and were very happy together. However, consecutive wars, poor governance, impoverishment of the people, rebellion, and the government’s indifference lead to a tragic end for the Tsar and his family.
Ceylan Atuk continued her art education in Switzerland and furthered her studies primarily in painting through various workshops in Turkey. Her curiosity about photography led her to pursue education in this field. Her experience in fine arts allowed her to be more free in the field of photography. The artist stated that every photographer she worked with benefited from her expertise and contributed to her strong foundation. She has received awards in many competitions.
Selections from Can Sarıçoban’s “The Trace” Exhibition
Some of Can Sarıçoban’s works, exhibited at The Countless Cities Biennial in Sicily, are showcased in his 9th series “The Trace.” In this series, the artist applies various painting and collage techniques to the photographs he took during his work at Paris Fashion Week. The exhibition questions the glamorous world of fashion and reinterprets the expressions of capitalism. With minimalist paint interventions and carefully chosen objects, Sarıçoban presents a critique of consumer culture and superficiality with a rich visual language. Elements such as needles, threads, and pieces of money not only add aesthetic value but also deepen the theme of the work.
During his student years, Can Sarıçoban worked as a backstage photographer at Paris Fashion Week. He opened his first personal exhibition, titled “Le Paysage de la Solitude,” consisting of photographs taken from various parks in Paris, at B&B Galerie in Paris in 2013. Later, he received photography education and embarked on eight different solo exhibition projects with Gama Gallery.
GAMA GALLERY TIME AND SPACE EXHIBITION
Exhibition Venue: Pera Palace Hotel – Galata Foyer – 2nd Floor
Date: September 13th – October 8th, 2023
Visiting Hours: Daily except Sundays, from 13:00 to 19:00