Founded in 2013 by İsmail Eğler, Nil Aynalı, Elif Tekir, and Nezih Vargeloğlu, y o ğ u n l u k is an Istanbul-based art collective that emphasizes the production of art in its relation with the space. Rather than viewing the space as an independent container, the collective considers it the fundamental element of its artistic practice. Space is reimagined and reproduced as an atmospheric experience through various elements that unfolds in sequence.
y o ğ u n l u k organized their first exhibition ‘Axis Mundi’ in 2014 at Adahan Hotel. Following that, y o ğ u n l u k organized the exhibition ‘Suruhu’ at historical Byzantine cistern, Nakilbent located in Sultanahmet (2015). In the same year a mist installation (Sublime) situated on the façade of Zorlu PSM, by the invitation of Artnivo, was displayed. Again in the same year they were represented in Antalya Architecture Biennial with the installation ‘Zamansız’ located within historical Gavur Hammam. In 2017, they participated in the 15thIstanbul Biennial with the work named ‘The House’, open to public at their own studio. “Kadar” took place in 2019 which was a spatially sui generis, holistic and inclusive experience within the intersecting fields of performance, art and architecture. It’s premiered in Istanbul Theater Festival and allowed its visitors to witness the performance in small groups.
Group recently focuses on distinct exhibition formats and interactions with the visitor.
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