Architectural Research Exhibitions Series 1 - Crystal City
Parallel exhibition to Istanbul Biennial
Opening Date: 18.09.2011 18.00-20.30
Dates: 18.09.2011 - 18.11.2011
Concept and Organization by: Pınar Öğrenci
Artists: Şahinaz Emine Akalın, Luk Berghe, Uli Fischer, Claudia von Funcke, Behrouz Hescmat, Evrim Kavcar, Helene Kazan, Pınar Öğrenci, Mustafa Pancar, Erich Pick, Kemal Seyhan
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The Architectural Research Studio Mars is hosting the Crystal City exhibition from the 18th of September to the 18th of November 2011. Inspired by Italio Calvino's book, 'Invisible Cities', the participating artists set out to discover the secret reasons why people choose to live in urban environments. At a time trying to deal with a vagrant utopia and his longing for urban humanism, Calvino embarks on a journey outside the barriers of time and space; revolting against the modern cities of our time, he investigates the future of modern, metropolitan cities. This exhibition, organized by Pınar Öğrenci, explores through the means of imagery, the artists' relationship with architecture, and therefore cities, as well as concepts such as memory, desire, symbolism, remembrance and barter.