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.
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.