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"kupa"
[06.05.2017 - 10.06.2017]

“CUP”

THE 50TH THEMATIC EXHIBITION OF GALLERY APEL

“Cup" happens to be the 50th of all the thematic shows with many artists, organized by Gallery Apel in Turkey and in abroad since 1998. As a part of the conversation about a broken pot in the gallery, the artist Yıldız Şermet explained how she fixed her cup with wires, and this became our inspiration for the subject. The word cup is used in similar senses in many ancient languages from Latin to Sanskrit, and it has a long history in artisanship. It is also thought to be related to the "head". The word "cup" (kupa) is used for describing different objects in Turkish, such as the one with two handles given to the champion teams, the one used for drinking tea or coffee that we hold in one hand, the one as the unit of measure in recipes and many times, and the one as a carriage in fairy tales, all of them sharing a common point of having volume.

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Komşu III
[09.09.2017 - 14.10.2017]

''NEIGHBOR III''

In 2005, Gallery Apel organized an exhibition titled "Neighbour", as a parallel activity to the 9th International Istanbul Biennial. Same year in November, Anadolu Kültür offered the Diyarbakır Arts Center (DSM) for hosting the exhibition for the second time. "Neighbour" had to be adapted to the new environment with a few changes. For example, in the first show, in the project called "The Rice Road", performance artist Engin Akın used Cezayir Restaurant as well as the gallery and the street where the gallery is situated, in order to realize an interactive project: From Tokyo to Havana, 27 regional rice dishes were offered to all the neighbours and guests of Apel. In the Diyarbakır version, the guests helped themselves to various rice dishes from the neighbouring cities.

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