• Art50.net is at Eataly with the exhibition “Eat Play Love”

    The exhibition featuring ten artists will last until November 30
    LoveToLove - Seçil Yaylalı

    Seçil Yaylalı, Love to Love n. 4 (detail)

    In line with its motto “Add art to your life!”, Art50.net brings art into the lively atmosphere of Zorlu Center Eataly. Artworks of painting, sculpture, print and photography created with a wide range of materials including food, mock-ups and ready-made objects by ten emerging artists emphasize cultural values and social interaction. The exhibition will be on view every day between 10 am and 10 pm until November 30.


    Beril Ateş, The Unknown Gift

    According to scientists our brains produce the same reaction when we see a good work of art and when we fall in love. In “Eat Play Love” inspired by the movie “Eat Pray Love”, two elements uniting people, namely food and games, join the passion for art. The visitors coming to the upper floor of Eataly for eating or shopping with the question “Is that a Barbie doll under a belljar?” in their eyes, find themselves in the middle of the extraordinary future scenarios Genco Gülan builds through his “alternative glasses” and so the discovery game for the big children begins. Right next to it appear the funny characters of Beril Ateş who creates her works of art through her authentic viewpoint with irony and criticism.

    The dried fruit pulp compositions by Seçil Yaylalı who keeps communication and exchange at the center of her artistic practice,  collages by Cins who expresses himself via “organic” forms reminiscent of flesh and bone inspired from the concept of appetite, paintings by Taşkın Esin diving into an experimental adventure combining acrylic and coffee… These works in which elements appealing to the eye and to the taste coexist, combine the beauty of food with the vitalness of art.

    Beyza Paksın focuses on the imagery of women and the kitsch; the roses’ delicacy and the knife’s sharpness build a striking contrast. Azime Sarıtoprak returns to her childhood with the yellow walls of her elementary school and her napkins ornamented with naive drawings. Göksu Gül declares that she tries her best to express her admiration for nature and humanity, and presents the fun and “appetizing” sculptures she specifically produced for this exhibition, attracting especially children to themselves like a magnet.

    Begüm Mütevellioğlu arranges houses and rooms as windows opening into bizarre landscapes, spaces dedicated to memories and dreams; perhaps some secret gates leading to Sicily’s narrow streets or Tuscany’s fertile vineyards… Finally Baysan Yüksel questions routines, beliefs, traditions, popular culture and consumerism; naive, warm but similarly deconstructivist and critical.


    Baysan Yüksel, Monster


    Cover Photo: Cins, Appetized Situations  N. 3

  • Celebrities | Ünlüler

    The exhibition will continue until 30 September at Avantgarde Collection Yalikavak

    Celebrities is an exhibition featuring world reknown personalities and artists that became icons, reinterpreted by artists.

    These famous people become elements of popular culture and set global trends with their appearances, acts and quotes, be it intentionally or unintentionally.


    Genco Gulan, 4×4, 2015 and 4 Eyed Marilyn, 2015

    Art50.net artists Ayna, Betül Aytaç, Genco Gülan and Hadra Tanrıverdi present to artlovers some new interpretations of these celebrities in the form of painting, print, serigraphy and photography.

    Ayna uses graffiti and paste-up technique departing from popular quotes and icons, also embedding light in his art through lightboxand neon. He exhibited his works in public spaces outside of Istanbul including Lebanon, Germany and Pakistan, aiming at making the viewers see these reflections in their own lives as well.

    Genco Gülan whose own body frequently becomes part of his art appears before our eyes as Salvador Dali. Reinterpreting celebrities like Marilyn Monroe and Van Gogh with two pairs of eyes he distorts perception and updates our memory by giving new identities to these characters, as in Miki.

    Betül Aytaç creates digital collages and prints them as serigraphies. Looking more closely at the monochrome characters she installs on them as reliefs, one notices that each of their components belongs to another celebrity. Monroe’s lips, Dali’s eyes, David’s body…

    Hadra Tanrıverdi intervenes in the celebrity images that she transforms into non-celebrities. In the two works from the Inner Row series featured in this exhibition she rearranges the portraits of two very well known female artists and renders them ordinary. The sharp lines in her canvases point to the fact that these women are actually like everyone else, although the media treats them as commodities or divinities.

    Art50.net wishes to extend its gratitude to the Avantgarde Collection for their support.

    Avantgarde Collection Yalikavak visiting information :
    17 July-30 September 2015
    Days : Can be visited every day of the week.
    Venue: Küdür Mevkii ,Sehit Engin Buyuksoylemez Cad. Yalıkavak
    Tel: + 90 252 385 3765

  • Art50 is at its new home in Bodrum…

    Art50 is at Casa dell'Arte Bodrum throughout summer

    This summer, Art50.net  and Casa dell’Arte cooperate around the ideal of supporting young, talented and emerging artists: starting from July 1, Art50.net welcomes art lovers to Casa dell’Arte in Bodrum, Torba. While providing its artists with visibility, Art50.net is delighted to be part of this artful environment thanks to this project, and invites all art enthusiasts to Bodrum Casa dell’Arte.



    Date: December 10, 2014 – February 27, 2015

    Art50’s second exhibition is co-organized by TEB Private Banking

    Contemporary art platform Art50.net is sharing the Untold Stories of 5 young female artists. With the exhibition titled “Stories Untold”, Art50 is once again meeting with art lovers. 

    Date: December 10, 2014 – February 27, 2015
                During work hours
    Venue: TEB Private Banking Headquarters
                Nispetiye Cad. Dilhayat Sok. No: 8 Etiler/İSTANBUL


    In its second exhibition, Art50 is showcasing works by 5 rising female artists where they portray unseen stories. “Stories Untold” points out to narratives that cannot be uttered or put into writing, yet can only be expressed through pictures. It also emphasizes the fragility of certain stories and how they lose their meaning when they are trying to be expressed.

    “Stories Untold” invites viewers on a journey where stories that go unnoticed during the hustle of daily life, fairytales that are forgotten due to pressures of reality and many stories that are waiting to be discovered are brought into light.

    Güliz Baydemir, shares unnoticeable views from the cities that she travelled. She depicts each city with colors her own color palette. Her paintings make visible the lively aspects of various venues despite the fact that they do not depict any human figure.

    Ayşegül Karakaş, who portrays nature with an idiosyncratic style, depicts figures that seem to be suspended in time in a pastoral landscape. Figures who are placed in a timeless and location-less nature sometimes appear to be in a journey through time or in the middle of a flight.

    Begüm Mütevellioğlu, known with painting scenes from her daily life with a pronounced pastel palette, portrays female figures in different interior settings. The stories of figures who are shown in their own environment, with their current state of mind are open to interpretation.  The most attention-grabbing aspect of her works are her mesmerizing dominant colors.

    Known with attaching mixed media on canvas, Lale Delibaş opens up doors of a world for us that can only be noticed when looked from up close. Inspired by mythological and philosophical subjects, the artist whispers stories that we can see not only with our eyes, but also perceive with our feelings.

    Melike Kılıç offers frames from a fairytale with her drawings created in a pastoral atmosphere. In the world set at the feet of splendid trees, many a stories are seen from behind the leaves.

    Artists: Ayşegül Karakaş, Begüm Mütevellioğlu, Güliz Baydemir, Lale Delibaş, Melike Kılıç

    For all inquiries about the exhibition reach us at events@art50.net
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  • CLOSE UP on 50 Works From Art50

    Date: July 5 - August 5, 2014

    Art50.net was at the home of art, Casa Dell’Arte with its first exhibition.

    The new online contemporary art platform Art50.net organized its first exhibition between the dates of 5 July – 5 August in Bodrum, in collaboration with Casa Dell’Arte, the first art hotel in Turkey . 50 contemporary works of Art50 were presented to art lovers for a close-up view during the exhibition.

    Date: 5 July – 5 August 2014
    Venue: Casa dell’ Arte Hotel of Arts and Leisure
    Torba Mahallesi, İnönü Caddesi No:66 Torba, Bodrum

    In addition to its continuously expanding online collection, Art50 welcomed art lovers to its first exhibition. Featuring 50 artworks by 16 artists from the Art50 collection, the exhibition showcased brand new artwork of various sizes alongside the collection already presented online.

    While finding the opportunity to examine works in a physical environment, art lovers also continued to enjoy the online collection of Art50 that is continuously expanding with new artists.

    Bringing together people who love and share art and who want to adopt an artful lifestyle, Art50 aims tat supporting young and emerging artists. In line with its mission, Art50 is happy to organize its first exhibition in collaboration with Casa dell’ Arte, an art hotel recognized for its initiatives that promote young artists.

    Artists Featured:
    Aslı Narin, Ayşegül Karakaş, Dilay Koçoğulları, Gözde Onaran, Küdem Katerina, Lale Delibaş, Olgu Ülkenciler, Orhun Erdenli, Özgür Demirci, Özlem Paker, Saliha Yilmaz, Selçuk Fergökçe, Serdar Çongar, Serenay Özen, Taşkın Esin, Zsar Chankian


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