Istanbul Travelogue: Revisiting the City
Photo Exhibition at Juno 19/08/- 19/10/13.
With my first exhibition entitled “Revisiting the City”, I aimed to explore Istanbul, my home city through different lenses and from different angles. The photos and texts I compiled from my personal blog, Istanbul Travelogue, questioned not only the possibility of existing in spaces where we, Istanbullites, feel fragile but also the possibility of a deeper integration in the context of a transforming city. I believe the way to straighten out our relationship with the city is by revisiting the city with a fresh perspective; recognizing our unofficial history, thereby the inheritance of our ghosts, while coming to terms with whatever we perceive as a threat to our way of being and meeting in our common denominator; humanity.
The exhibition leaflet & poster, stickers, art menu and promotion cards were designed by Alp Gökalp.
The photos displayed at the exhibition were printed at Diagonal.
Print: Epson 1180 inkjet print on Fineart Tecco paper 310 gr mounted on 3 mm black Forex board.
Limited edition of ten prints only. Print on demand is available.
The concept we had in mind for the exhibition brochure was a folded urban map, which would refer to traveling as well as exploration of the urban space. The map used in the background was a map drawn by my mother, who used to work as a cartographer for the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality. Some of the photos are from the blog, and are accompanied by the short passages.
Exhibition poster to download here
Juno art menu here
A selection of displayed photos from the exhibition here
1st photo credit: Ceren Salman
2nd photo credit: Sezin Önal