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Confrontation

Yeditepe University Faculty of Fine Arts Exhibition of Students and Graduates

September 7 - October 24, 2021

Pera Museum continued to collaborate with national and international education institutions to introduce young artists’ and designers’ works to audiences. Curated by Marcus Graf, Confrontation featured art production by the students and graduates of Yeditepe University Faculty’s Fine Arts on the 25th year anniversary of the university. With the participation of professional artists and designers, the exhibition invited people to discuss questions posed by art and design students on the relationship between nature and the city, and on individuals and the society. The exhibition was structured as a multi-layered forum, where the ontology of art and design is discussed from a critical perspective. Confrontation also aimed to go beyond a traditional student and graduate exhibition and constituted a platform where the faculty can face its past and present, invited its audience to explore the impressive worlds of art and culture management, in addition to the present fields of fine arts, graphic design, theater, gastronomy and culinary arts.

Images

Hazal Fırat
Art Diary Series, 2015 - 2019
Mixed techniques on paper 

Ayna
The Sun of Art, 2013
Print on photo paper, 100 x 70 cm

Haydar Akdağ
H-4, 2017
Original post stamps and found photograph on canvas, 40 x 40 cm

Mertcan Şen
Leadfont, 2020
Digital print, 50 x 70 cm

Rasim Aksan
Untitled, 2020-2021
Acrylic airbrush and aquarelle on paper, 27.9 x 47.1

3D Virtual Tour

Exhibition Catalogue

Confrontation

Confrontation

The catalogue accompanying the exhibition features the Faculty of Fine Arts Dean Prof. Gülveli Kaya’s text about faculty’s artistic approach, the curatorial text of Marcus Graf, in which he elaborates on the exhibition idea, structure and organization.

Transition from School to Life <br> Merve Dündar, Sevim Kaya, Buğra Erol, Hakan Özer

Transition from School to Life
Merve Dündar, Sevim Kaya, Buğra Erol, Hakan Özer

In the talk, artists will discuss the current art environment, what it means to be an artist and starting a career in art.

 

Education, Technology and Art in Graphic Design <br> Uğurcan Ataoğlu, Utku Lomlu, Gürbüz Doğan Ekşioğlu, Özlem Mutaf Büyükarman

Education, Technology and Art in Graphic Design
Uğurcan Ataoğlu, Utku Lomlu, Gürbüz Doğan Ekşioğlu, Özlem Mutaf Büyükarman

The talk will focus on the future of graphic design and the effect changing technologies have on art and design.

Design, Designer and Fashion: The Past, The Present and The Future <br> Müşerref Zeytinoğlu, Nihal Müge Kaplangı, Kami Emirhan

Design, Designer and Fashion: The Past, The Present and The Future
Müşerref Zeytinoğlu, Nihal Müge Kaplangı, Kami Emirhan

The talk will discuss the academic and industrial developments in textile and fashion. 

Intellectualism and Creativity in Acting <br> Metin Balay, Arda Öztürk, Levent Üzümcü, Fakiye Özsoysal

Intellectualism and Creativity in Acting
Metin Balay, Arda Öztürk, Levent Üzümcü, Fakiye Özsoysal

The talk will discuss the actor’s approach and responsibility in the world they live in today.

Gastronomy and Culture <br>Didem Çetin, Fevzican Acar, Arzu Durukan

Gastronomy and Culture
Didem Çetin, Fevzican Acar, Arzu Durukan

The conversation titled “Gastronomy and Culture” will discuss the relationship gastronomy has with culture and arts.

A Young Perspective on Arts and Cultural Management <br> Esra Özkan, Halil Yıldırır, Eda Göknar, Marcus Graf

A Young Perspective on Arts and Cultural Management
Esra Özkan, Halil Yıldırır, Eda Göknar, Marcus Graf

Prof. Marcus Graf will come together with his former students, who are now art managers for various branches of arts and culture. 

Pera Learning

Discovering Creativity

Pera Museum Learning Programs are organizing fun, colorful online workshops and tours for different age groups as part of its “Discovering Creativity” program, launched in parallel with the exhibition titled Confrontation.

Girl in a Blue Dress

Girl in a Blue Dress

This life-size portrait of a girl is a fine example of the British art of portrait painting in the early 18th century. The child is shown posing on a terrace, which is enclosed at the right foreground by the plinth of a pillar; the background is mainly filled with trees and shrubs. 

Venuses Throughout History

Venuses Throughout History

José Sancho does not conceal the voluptuousness of his female torsos; he highlights it. These torsos are symmetrical from front, but on the other hand, from the side, the juxtaposition of concave and convex forms creates dynamism.

Demons, Symbols, and the Cosmos

Demons, Symbols, and the Cosmos

Beliefs surrounding illness and healing in Byzantium stem from the myths, astrology, and magic practiced around the Mediterranean by Jews, Egyptians, Mesopotamians, and Greeks.