Gözde Türkkan sheds light on some socio-psychological issues in her latest exhibition called “Fight-Flight-Freeze” at Poligon between 16 May-15 June 2013, with her photographs depicting martial arts.
In the final show of the 2012-2013 exhibition season, The Empire Project presents its inaugural show in the "Bashibazouk" series, between 9 May-22 June 2013 featuring the works of three young artists C. M. Kösemen, Deniz Üster and Yuşa Yalçıntaş. “Bashibazouk” takes its title from the term describing an alternative recruitment form of irregular soldiers in the Ottoman army that functioned as scouts in war to destabilize the opposing army until 19th century when they were disbanded for their disruptive behaviour. In an attempt to re-visit the concept as a satyre of the human condition in contemporary culture, the artists in this exhibition were selected due to the unsubmissive, exploratory, and risk taking nature of their works. They are some of the brightest and best of a very exciting young body of artists who are now emerging from the Turkish art scene.