Mahal Aura

Hayy Open Space hosting Mahal Aura Project with their closing exhibition and events starting from 22th October.

As Susan Buck-Mors puts it, “the initial domain of aesthetics is not the art but the reality, the earth”. Hatay, one of the cities of the silk road formed by twisting on itself, has countless places in its nooks. The Mahal Aura 2022 project, which aims to explore the effect of the aura of the space on artistic production, establishes a network between Izmir and Hatay, two cities facing the same sea. The project brings together artists from different disciplines in the iron and wood workshops of Edip Bağdatlı and Ali Altun. The artists focus on the archeology and psycho-geography of the city during the production process, which continues in open studio format in partnership with Hatay Academy Orchestra. After a one – week a workshop period, the events that started with the workshop closing exibition and consert in Antakya will open on October 22 18:00 at İzmir Hayy Open space. İt will end with an axibition. The exibition can be visited between 11:00 and 19:00 until October. 

Mahal Aura is carried out under the consultancy of Rahmi Öğdül and Turgut Alp Bekoğlu, and is supported by the Spaces of Culture and the EU Sivil Düşün Programme.

Mahal Aura 2022 Team 

Consultants: Rahmi Öğdül, Turgut Alp Bekoğlu

Executive Team Members: Zekiye Buğurcu, Hale Eryılmaz, Hanife Buğurcu, Şahin Yatkın, İlyas Hayta

Artists, Performers, Musicians: Ali Uğur, Anıl Deniz, Aslıhan Güçlü, Berna Dolmacı, Didem Koban, Ezgi Fırıncıoğulları, Hanife Buğurcu,  Sanem Tufan, İlyas Hayta, Volkan İncüvez, Zekiye Buğurcu

Open studio participants: Süleyman Demirkol, İmdat Avcı 

Visual Design: Serkan Mercan