AN AB­STRACT ODYSSEY WITH NO BOUNDARIES

THIS SATUR­DAY of­fers mu­sic lovers a one-of-akind con­cert by mu­si­cians from 10 coun­tries and the Musa Göç­men Sym­phony Orches­tra at Ha­gia Irene where the mu­si­cal pieces of Ot­toman sul­tans in many gen­res will be per­formed

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SÜLEYMAN Saim Tekcan’s com­pre­hen­sive ex­hi­bi­tion, “A Cycli­cal Odyssey” opened at the begin­ning of March. While the artist was work­ing, he also cre­ated a spe­cial col­lec­tion of his pre­vi­ous pieces and an an­thol­ogy proper to the con­tent of the ex­hibit with the cu­ra­to­rial and de­sign team. The ex­hi­bi­tion opened at the Beş Kubbe Hall of the To­phanei Amire Cul­ture and Art Cen­ter in Mi­mar Si­nan Univer­sity’s Fine Arts Fac­ulty on March 3, and will con­tinue un­til March 30.

Cu­rated by Dilek Karaaziz Şener, the ex­hi­bi­tion was in­stalled by graphic de­signer Yeşim Demir and ar­chi­tect Nevzat Sayın. A spe­cial col­lec­tion of paint­ings and stat­ues from dif­fer­ent pe­ri­ods of the artist’s pro­duc­tion is on dis­play. There are also new piece that Tekcan pre­pared es­pe­cially for this ex­hi­bi­tion, in­clud­ing a 3.5-me­ter-tall alu­minum statue.

‘EV­ERY EX­HI­BI­TION A DOOR THAT OPENS TO ARTIST’S TIME’

Cu­ra­tor Şener said: “Tekcan’s cycli­cal odyssey is pre­sented in the ex­hi­bi­tion. Firstly, the ab­stract and con­crete con­di­tions are sep­a­rated by a thin line. The roots of the ge­og­ra­phy that in­spired him and his child­hood reach the viewer from his imag­i­na­tive world. He is a per­son who is kneaded by art. He pro­gresses on a plat­form where he is aware of what he wants to do. He plays with style, adds ex­pres­sion and body in the in­tel­lec­tual con­text in knots and stays away from dron­ing wells, pro­duc­ing con­tin­u­ously.

“Feed­ing on sources, be­ing in­spired from the journey be­tween the lay­ers of his ge­og­ra­phy, fac­tors trans­ferred with col­lec­tive or in­di­vid­ual mem­ory meet in his art. The ques­tion­ing in the ex­is­tence of art leads us again to the source of the art. Tekcan’s propo­si­tion opens two ways and com­bines th­ese at one point. One of them is his be­ing an artist in­spired by his source and the sec­ond is that he is loyal to the prin­ci­ple of con­nect­ing his years to each other. Where th­ese two ways are com­bined is the lib­er­a­tion of form. There are trend­ing themes, known de­tails, mean­ings full of se­crets, a cer­tain style in the pieces that are loyal to the con­tent in the ex­hi­bi­tion.”

The ex­hi­bi­tion presents a time­line of the artist in a ret­ro­spec­tive, re­flect­ing a dif­fer­ent as­pect of Tekcan, show­ing pieces from dif­fer­ent pe­ri­ods and how th­ese af­fected each other. Pe­ri­od­ic­ity is not a fo­cus of in­ter­est. Where artis­tic con­cerns are prom­i­nent, sur­faces ad­dress pat­terns and pat­terns min­gle with oil paint. Sur­face-vol­ume read­ings are pro­vided with the stat­ues.

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