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gamze taşdan
"good bye"
acrylic on canvas
elif süsler
"les quatres cents coups" 1-7
emre senan
mixed media on paper
aydan baktır
‘’a lover in every harbour’’ 1-10
acrylic on polyester casting
güler güngör
stainless stell, sheet metal
esra carus gülaydın
"ramiz/war fashion"
35x45x5 cm
carton collage
esra carus gülaydın
"ka(y)nayan şehir"
54x60x6 cm
carton collage
sakine çil
’üç, beş çanak çömlek’’ 1-10
mixed media, ceramic, installation
sakine çil
‘’sana dün galataport’tan baktım aziz istanbul’’ 1-3
30x45 cm
diasec print
shirley verrette
"harbor lights" 1-4
gouache on paper
shirley verrette
‘’harbor lights’’ 1-4
gouache on paper
shirley verrette
"harbor lights" 1-4
gouache on paper
endam acar
gürbüz doğan ekşioğlu
"robinson crusoe"
23x 26.5 cm
ink on paper
gürbüz doğan ekşioğlu
"preface" 1-7
mixed media on paper
rüçhan şahinoğlu
"harbor" 1-3
mixed media on paper
rüçhan şahinoğlu
140x200 cm
acrylic on canvas
barış koçanoğlu
"sea shell"
80x80x90 cm
mixed media, installation
maria sezer
"homage to turner" 1-82
acrylic, installation
raziye kubat
97.5x78.5 cm
mixed media on paper
raziye kubat
"the escape of Nazım Hikmet’s grandpa to the maiden’s tower’’
59.5x83 cm
mixed media on paper
leyla sakpınar
"witch hunt" 1-3
suzy hug levy
‘’#harbour#seagull#bird#migration#freedom’’ 1-2
70x50 cm
acrylic under glass/ wirework on canvas
yıldız şermet
"awaited ship" 1-15
installation, wire
yıldız şermet
"awaited ship, green"
24x59 cm
bahadır yıldız
natural paint and pigment on canvas
aydan baktır
“foam of harbours” 1-9
acrylic on canvas
sümbül eren
103x103 cm
oil on canvas
idil akbostancı
"black harbor"
coal and mixed media on canvas
nevzat sayın
‘’bir rüya; su kayık ve balık’’
49x65.5 cm
fine art print
zeynep perinçek signoret
‘’against the light’’
oil and acrylic on canvas
aslımay altay göney
"kuleköy" 1-2
1: 70x75, 2:77x100
textile, installation
[04.03.2017 - 00.00.0000]


Gallery Apel opened its doors with the "Palate" exhibition in 1998, and since then it has been known for its thematic exhibitions inspired by the everyday life experiences. Balcony (2016), Mines and Ores (2015), An Ad Break (2014), On 'the Kitchen' (2013), Clothing (2011), Vitrine (2010), Fountains and Culture Physique (2009), Reading Corner (2008), Newroz and Neighbours are a few examples of these thematic exhibitions.

Gallery Apel is on the Hayriye Caddesi (Avenue), which takes its name from Şirket-i Hayriye, a firm founded in 1850 in order to carry passengers in the Bosporus. The avenue is directly connected to Salı Pazarı Port right at the bottom of the street. The "Harbour" exhibition aims to underline the gallery's social and cultural ties with its environment

Harbours are strategic communication and interaction areas, where the goods, people, cultures and languages from different continents and countries come together and mingle with one another. Currently, the cross-continental ports of Istanbul are undergoing radical changes, as they have in the past. The rams beat like the loud ticks of the clock, representing the sound of the passing time in the city. The historical and current importance of the harbours coincidentally inspired two independent exhibitions with the same theme in Gallery Apel and Istanbul Modern, which is one of the most established art institutions in Turkey.

We would like to thank our artists who contributed to the exhibition through their specific interpretations and artworks, produced with different materials and techniques.
Endam Acar, İdil Akbostancı, Aydan Baktır, Sakine Çil, Gürbüz Doğan Ekşioğlu, Sümbül Eren, Aslımay Altay Göney, Esra Carus Gülaydın, Güler Güngör, Barış Koçanoğlu, Raziye Kubat, Suzy Hug Levy, Zeynep Perinçek, Leyla Sakpınar, Nevzat Sayın, Emre Senan, Maria Sezer, Elif Süsler, Rüçhan Şahinoğlu, Yıldız Şermet, Gamze Taşdan, Hande Varsat, Shirley Verrette, Bahadır Yıldız.