Art in Istanbul. ‘Intentional Overdose’ brings together Istanbul-based, internationally-renowned contemporary artists, who are gradually coming into prominence in the World Contemporary Art scene.
Featuring artists who create visually-moving works with powerful imagination, ‘Intentional Overdose’ aims a visual integrity with regard to contemporary aesthetics, instead of focusing on the individual statements of each artist.
Then, what does “Intentional Overdose” exactly mean?
The common characteristic of the prominent two dimensional works in contemporary art is that, in these works the image is released from the limitations of two dimensions and acquires a three dimensional quality by means of colors, texture or technique. This is an approach that prioritizes space, that frees itself of its boundaries by making space a part of the work. Thus, this kind of works deserve to be addressed with their overdosed interventions to the surrounding space, instead of being evaluated on their own. “Intentional Overdose” focuses on the potential effects on viewers when works take on the space as if in a show of strength. It’s the experience of how the works of contemporary artists communicate with one another within the space of OVERTHOSE. “Intentional Overdose” is the sum of the loud and high-voltage images contained within.
Artists: KEZBAN ARCA BATIBEKİ, İSMET DOĞAN, KOMET, AYLİNE OLUKMAN, MURAT PULAT, ARDAN ÖZMENOĞLU, MERVE ŞENDİL ve HALİL VURUCUOĞLU.
Date: 20th December 2014 – 28th February 2015.
Place: OVERTHOSE – Maçka Caddesi Erhan Apt. No:20 D:1 Teşvikiye, Istanbul.