Tophane hosted a vibrant and art-filled weekend with the ArtinShop event held on December 22-23. Hacımimi Mahallesi transformed its closely situated shops into an alternative art space by showcasing works of contemporary Turkish art in different mediums.
ArtinShop: An Interactive Experience Among Venue, Artwork, and Audience
Designed by Cubis Art co-founder Zeynep Esen and creative director Cüneyt Aksoy, the ArtinShop event, organized by Dreamscircle, went beyond the traditional boundaries of galleries, creating an interactive experience among venue, artwork, and audience. Shops such as Clothed Cream, Craft Ist, Frankeştayn Kitapevi, Manuk’s Workshop, Sofa Arts & Antiques, The Limited Designs, Utoy, Vacilando, Wise Galata, and Tamamen Organik Tost in Tophane’s Hacımimi Mahallesi hosted the works of contemporary Turkish artists and designers.
Art and Shopping Together: Night in Tophane
In this event where art was brought into daily life, works by artists such as Kerim Atlığ, Hasan Yasin Şahin, Kirkor Dabanyan, Kerem Yiğit, Kenan Yiğit, Sema Topaloğlu, Mehmet Sinan Kuran, Khanım Tagieva, İsmet Doğan, Deniz Derin Akıncı, Ersöz Ata, and Cüneyt Aksoy were exhibited in unique venues. Shops like Clothed Cream, Craft Ist, Frankeştayn Kitapevi, Manuk’s Workshop provided visitors with the opportunity to be both shoppers and art enthusiasts.
Exploring Streets with Art: Tophane’s Yet-to-Be-Discovered Shops
During the event, visitors explored the streets of Tophane with maps in hand, encountering art pieces in bookstores, toast shops, toy stores, or lingerie shops. Viewers who had the chance to discover the hidden beauties of Tophane spent an extraordinary night filled with unique artworks.
ArtinShop’s Journey Continues
The ArtinShop event remains true to its mission of making the interaction between “Venue-Artwork-Audience” an interactive experience, bringing art to unexpected places for its audience. For detailed information about the event, which will continue in different neighborhoods in the coming days, you can visit the “artinshop_” Instagram address. This event, where art and shopping converge, will continue to offer an unforgettable experience to Turkish art enthusiasts.