30 Sep '11, 1pm

Young Turkish Artists Grapple With Extinction of Species, Alienation from Nature in Istanbul Exhibit...

Young Turkish Artists Grapple With Extinction of Species, Alienation from Nature in Istanbul Exhibit...

Young Turkish Artists Grapple With Extinction of Species, Alienation from Nature in Istanbul Exhibit Serkan Özer, "Extinction," 2011. Image: Pera Museum. This summer, the well-regarded Pera Museum in Istanbul turned three of its floors over to art students from Anadolu University , giving them free reign to craft works representing the theme of "Present Times" ("Şimdiki Zamanlar") -- "all that we experience today, things that affect us, [that] we find worth describing, and internalize to make our own," in the words of one of their instructors in the exhibition catalog. What the three students featured here found worth depicting about today's world is the fragile state of our environment. View the entire comment thread.

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/09/young-turkish-art...

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