04.05. – 01.062019

Hayy Open Space welcomes F between May 4 – June 1 2019; an exhibition and project curated by Umut Altıntaş consisting of artists from Ankara, Eskişehir, İzmir, Istanbul, Indianapolis and Porto; with the support of Spaces of Culture. The exhibition opens on May 4 at 16:00 with a talk with the participation of the artists.

21 artists from different disciplines were invited to F to produce a work where they questioned concepts such as “originality, copying, reproduction, distribution and format” within the limited capabilities of the photocopier, abiding by the A5, A4 and A3 dimensions. Each artist responded to this invitation with a photocopy-work while involving their own professional practices. These experiments, which can be defined as a conceptual representation of the fanzine culture, turned into an original publication with their own names under the title of F.

The first exhibition of F in Izmir consists of the works of Yunus Ak, Ilgın Deniz Akseloğlu, Cenkhan Aksoy, Gizem Hız Altıntaş, Umut Altıntaş, Özgür Demirci, Orkun Destici, Canan Erbil, Borga Kantürk, Okay Karadayılar, Ezgi Ceren Kayırıcı, Melike Koçak, Toros Mutlu, Aslı Narin, Metehan Özcan, Sarp Sözdinler, Melike Taşcıoğlu, Kusay Tatlı, Berkay Tuncay, Merve Ünsal and Erdem Varol.

As a project which comprises of exhibitions and other events, F will continue in Ankara, Istanbul and Diyarbakır with the participation of new artists after İzmir. Main exhibitions will be accompanied by interviews and workshops. In addition, the artist will take part in the archives of the institutions and libraries interested in the publication, will be sold or distributed at reasonable prices within the permits of the artists.

The talk with artists and curator and the opening of the exhibition will be held on May 4 at 4pm at Hayy Open Space. The exhibition and events will continue till 1st of June.


*The Project F is supported by “Spaces of Culture”, an initiation by Goethe-Institut, the Embassy of the Netherlands, the Consulate General of Sweden in Istanbul, and the Institut Francais de Turquie in cooperation with Anadolu Kültür and Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (IKSV) 

**Thanks to SAHA Foundation and Roberto Cimetta Fund for the generous support to Hayy Open Space.