Opening December 20th at Galeri İlayda, Istanbul is “Istanbul,” a solo exhibition by Caner Şengünalp featuring a body of new sculptures. The main axis of this exhibition nests on the socio-cultural and urban process that Istanbul goes through as a result of rural exodus. The city is being fiercely re-constructed with urban transformation projects due to the growing living space and residence needs in paralel with overcrowding of the city. However, the urban restructuring and transformation process that is supposed to be open to the democratic participation channels, is being implemented without any consideration to rejections of the inhabitants let alone purveying participation of local residents and pertinent circuits. In fact, the process routs them out by divesting them of thir own properties.
“Istanbul” will be on view through January 18th, 2014.
For more information visit Galeri İlayda, Istanbul.