José Sancho

Artist Talk

May 25, 2017 / 18:30

Presented as part of “José Sancho: Erotic Nature” exhibition, artist José Sancho will give a talk on Thursday,  May 25. In this talk, Sancho will be accompanied by curator Mária Enriqueta Guardia Yglesias and former Minister of Culture of Costa Rika Carlos Echeverría. Also, before the talk Carlos Echeverría will give a presentation on art of Costa Rica.

Recognized as one of the leading sculptors of Costa Rica, many of the artist’s works grow roots in their settings and thus seize the connection between the individual and the universal by being integrated into a timeless space recalling the cosmos. Also influenced by the Hispanic and pre-Colombian art of the land into which he was born and presenting this influence with new readings, Sancho masterfully uses different media: wood, granite, marble, bronze, iron plates, and found objects allow the artist to recreate the animal forms and the infinite representations of femininity.

Free of admissions, drop in.  The talk will be in Spanish with simultaneous translation to Turkish.

Temporary Exhibition

José Sancho

Recognized as one of the leading sculptors of Costa Rica, José Sancho pursues a broad range of themes in his works, yet nature is always the most essential starting point. His unique conceptual style constitutes a fine example of a dialogue that can be established between what is local and global, particular and universal.

José Sancho

The Conventions of Identity

The Conventions of Identity

The exhibition “Look At Me! Portraits and Other Fictions from the ”la Caixa” Contemporary Art Collection” examined portraiture, one of the oldest artistic genres, through a significant number of works of our times. Paintings, photographs, sculptures and videos shaped a labyrinth of gazes that invite spectators to reflect themselves in the social mirror of portraits.

The Big Country

The Big Country

When the Royal Academy of Arts offered Stephen Chambers the opportunity to produce new work for a focused exhibition in the Weston Rooms of the Main Galleries, Chambers turned to print and the possibilities it offered.

Sea Baths

Sea Baths

It is understood from Evliya Çelebi’s well-known Book of Travels that the history of sea baths goes as far back as the 17th century; their acceptance and popularization take place in mid-19th century as a result of Westernization, among other things.