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emre senan
“from victory to victory”
70x100 cm
mixed media on canvas
sakine çil
"the last cup" I-V
35x40 cm
installation, plexiglass
elvan serin
"untitled" I-III
76x73 cm
ink on wood
elvan serin
30x24 cm
esra carus gülaydın
“şerefine fondip"
40x50x4 cm
carton collage
yeşim bayrak avinal
“a fairytale”
85x95 cm
installation, mixed media
güler güngör
40x35x65 cm
metal wire
endam acar
27x18x45,5 cm
cow feces
idil akbostancı
"crater (cup constellation)"
20x70 cm
mixed media on canvas
gamze taşdan
65x93 cm
acrylic on canvas
gamze taşdan
"celebrity sips" 1-12
15x21 cm
mixed media on paper
can göknil
"cup: life/art"
70x100 cm
acrylic and palm fiber on canvas
kurucu koçanoğlu
"heart series" I-II
45x70 cm
mixed media
lerzan özer
installation, cups and coffee grounds
raziye kubat
"21. century clarence "
55x60 cm
mixed media on wood
leyla sakpınar
“I have things to say” I-IV
20 cm.
suzy hug levy
copper wire and stone
yıldız şermet
"history" I-II
porcelain and wire
gürbüz doğan ekşioğlu
“my cups and mugs I”
mixed media on paper
shirley verrette
“my cup runneth over” 1-IV
64x45 cm
gouache on paper
aydan baktır
"nameless heroes"I-IV
50x50 cm
digital print on plexiglass
rüçhan şahinoğlu
"to be posted"
installation, postcards
zeynep perinçek signoret
mixed media on wood
[06.05.2017 - 10.06.2017]



“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.

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, Yeşim Bayrak Aviral, Esra Carus, Sakine Çil, Gürbüz Doğan Ekşioğlu, Can Göknil, Aslımay Altay Göney, Güler Güngör, Suzy Hug Levy, Kurucu Koçanoğlu, Raziye Kubat, Lerzan Özer, Zeynep Perinçek, Leyla Sakpınar, Emre Senan, Elvan Serin, Rüçhan Şahinoğlu, Yıldız Şermet, Gamze Taşdan, Shirley Verette.