Yeditepe University Faculty of Fine Arts Exhibition of Students and Graduates


Curated by Marcus Graf, Confrontation features 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 artists and designers, the exhibition invites 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 is structured as a multi-layered forum, where the ontology of art and design is discussed from a critical perspective. Confrontation also aims to go beyond a traditional student and graduate exhibition and constitutes a platform where the faculty can face its past and present, inviting 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.

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, as well as chapter texts by Textile and Fashion Design Department Head Müşerref Zeytinoğlu, Department of Gastronomy and Culinary Arts Assist. Prof. Dr. Arzu Durukan, Theatre Department Head Prof. Dr. Metin Balay, Graphic Design Department Head Assoc. Prof. Özlem Mutaf Büyükarman, and Plastic Arts and Painting Department Assist. Prof. Dr. Hakan Özer. The catalogue also presents illustrations of the displayed work.

Publication Date: 2021
Number of Pages: 147
ISBN: 978-605-4642-96-0

2 Foreword

4 Art Education in Our 25th Year and the “Confrontation” Exhibition

6 The Main Thing...

10 Confrontation

18 Students and Graduates

20 Design, Art and Nature

38 Art and Gastronomy

84 On the Art of Living

112 The Matter of Art and Design: “Cities”

122 We Are in a Language Play “Abstract”


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.