Pera Museum has been hosting young artists and their works as part of its support of contemporary art. The tradition continues with a new exhibition entitled, Encounters, comprising works by the students and graduates of Akdeniz University’s Faculty of Fine Arts.
Since its inauguration in 1999, The Faculty of Fine Arts at Akdeniz University has not only strived to educate inquisitive, productive, open-minded individuals that embrace critical thinking and global cultures, but it also aims to introduce young, creative names into the cultural milieu of Antalya and Turkey.
Containing references to the fabric and rich cultural layers of Antalya, the exhibition entitled, Encounters presents a broad selection that extends from works by graduates of different terms, as well as currently enrolled graduate students at Akdeniz University’s Faculty of Fine Arts. Using different media, works executed in the fields of Painting, Sculpture, Graphics, Ceramics, Photography, Traditional Turkish Arts and Cinema-Television allow viewers to follow the changing concept of art across a wide time range at the school.
Purposefully lacking a common conceptual theme, the exhibition brings together works that demonstrate the diversified educational model of the school. The display of the works in the exhibition embraces the idea that methods and media are merely tools in artistic production and makes room for an interdisciplinary dialogue and analysis of diverse aesthetic and thematic approaches.
Through works collected under the headings The Metamorphosis of the Body, Abstraction, Conceptual Approaches, Digital Universe-Publicity and Documentary, the exhibition reveals the common ties, as well as the relational aesthetic of the conceptual and intellectual approaches in the production processes of students trained at Akdeniz University’s Faculty of Fine Arts.
“Encounters :Works from Akdeniz University Faculty of Fine Arts” exhibiton can be seen until October 16!