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Fresh Talk: Ola Kolehmainen

June 2nd, 2016 · Comments

Finnish artist Ola Kolehmainen talks about his large-scale photographs of imperial Turkish architecture from the 16th century. Turkish collector Ahmet Kocabiyik–chairman of Borusan Holding company and owner of a significant contemporary art collection—made the project possible by commissioning the artist to photograph buildings designed by the great Ottoman architect Mimar Sinan. Prior to this commission, Kolehmainen’s work featured abstractions and reflections of contemporary and modern architecture. A six month residency in Turkey was a chance to explore the legendary architect's expansive design history.

Sound Editor: Guney Oszan | Sound performance audio courtesy Oliver Beer 

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Tags: · Fresh Talk · artist residency · photography · Artist · podcast · art collection · collection · Istanbul · international art fair · Sinan

Fresh Talk: Oliver Beer

November 26th, 2015 · Comments

British artist Oliver Beer talks about how he explores the acoustical character of Kiliç Ali Paşa Hamam, a stunning Turkish bath designed more than 400 years ago by the legendary architect Sinan. Inside the hot, steamy, inner chamber of this historic space, a small group of young Turkish opera singers rehearse Beer's composition "Call to Sound.Their public performance will take place for one night only, on the eve of the 14th Istanbul Biennial.

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Tags: · Fresh Talk · contemporary art · art biennial · international biennial · performance · Istanbul