Beyond Experience

Dokuz Eylül University Faculty of Fine Arts

Dokuz Eylül University’s Faculty of Fine Arts from İzmir, which comprises of a wide range of departments, carries the additional distinction of being the first university faculty of fine arts in Turkey. The faculty, with 40 academic years behind it, aims to create a model of education where by theory and practice, the traditional and the contemporary, the pioneering and the conceptual coincide in harmony. The exhibition catalogue consists of selected works by young artists and designers from the Faculty of Fine Arts, aiming to establish itself as a groundwork for aesthetic experience through a plethora of modes of self-expression, including painting, sculpture, ceramics, installation, stage design, graphic design, photography, and film. The catalogue starts with Professor Halil Yoleri's foreword and continues with articles from academics such as Mümtaz Sağlam and Gülay Yaşayanlar.

Date of Publication: 2012
Number of pages:


6 Foreword
Suna, İnan & İpek Kıraç

Prof. Halil Yoleri

12 An Education Model Shaped by a Quest for Alternatives
Dokuz Eylül Üniversitesi Faculty of Fine Arts
Mümtaz Sağlam

16 Art and Design Education as an Act of Reconstruction
Mümtaz Sağlam

22 On the Emergence and Indefinable Attraction of Aesthetic Experience 
Gülay Yaşayanlar

31 Catalogue

Beyond Experience

Since its inauguration, Pera Museum has been instrumental in promoting young artists and institutions of art education by opening its exhibition floors during the summer months.  In 2012, the Museum hosted Dokuz Eylül University’s Faculty of Fine Arts from İzmir.  

Beyond Experience