GALLERI SPLENDID - A NEW GALLERY IN ISTANBUL 2008
Curated by Derya Demir (who is also part of The Triangle Project)and Leyla Gediz, The Bitch Is Sleeping, an exhibition covering all spheres and types of fetishism, takes place at various fetishistic landmarks of İstiklal Caddesi and also at Karşı Sanat and Gallery Splendid from November 19 to December 19.
Lovely Derya Demir above
The idea for the exhibition derived from the conference focusing on interdisciplinary research on fetishism titled "Substitute Lack!/Accept No Substitutes!" organized by ./independent scholars from 26 to 28 November. (www.independentscholars.org) The appearance of fetishism in an academic context led to the idea of organizing a parallel exhibition, engendering a fresh movement across the Istanbul art scene.
Based at Karşı Sanat (where The Triangle Project Part 4 also exhibited) and Gallery Splendid, the stops of the exhibition include almost all the historical and seductive shops along İstiklal Caddesi. The Bitch is Sleeping is also the opening exhibition of Gallery Splendid founded by Leyla Gediz and Derya Demir.
The nightclub Dogzstar will feature Monday daytime screenings of films related to the subject: The exhibition touches upon sexual fetishism in (above) Bruce LaBruce's "No skin of my ass" and Brice Dellsperger's "Body Double X", both films where body parts are the focus of fetishism. Richard Van Loot's colourful video "Rate Allegorique No.1" will be shown between the two films.
The work of three artists will be presented at Gallery Splendid. Strands of "hair" Elçin Poyraz has delivered from the source of fetishism, (above, who is also part of The Triangle Project)) Kaan Karacehennem's series of photographs of homosexuals hiding their faces and Barış Doğrusöz's videos titled "7 ways to fake a perfect skin", each an animated canvas, are the first works to be exhibited at the magnificent Gallery Splendid.
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