Gallery KHAS Hosting an Istanbul Biennial Event

15 October 2015 - Thursday

As part of the 14th Istanbul Biennial, the exhibition “Hayır, sandığınız gibi değil” (No, it's not what you think!) curated by Prof. Hasan Bülent Kahraman, Vice Rector of Kadir Has University, opened on September 7th, 2015 at Gallery KHAS, a contemporary art center within Kadir Has University. “No, it's not what you think” hosts works by thirteen contemporary Turkish artists whose editions will be prepared by Contemporary Istanbul.

Hasan Bülent Kahraman, the curator of the exhibition, made the following comments on the exhibition: “No, it's not the way you think” brings a new perspective to contemporary art in Turkey. Contemporary art has a problematic relationship with reality. Contemporary art can seem to be reproducing reality. It takes us back to the world of dreams: Dreams and reality together! These are very free, colorful works, pushing at the limits of imagination. This, however, does not prevent these works from engaging with a variety of very serious “issues/problems”. This exhibition can also be considered to be a first in Turkey because it consists entirely of editions/prints.”