18th Street Presents Groundbreaking Intercultural Collaboration
|Organization||18th Street Arts Center||
|Address||1639 18th Street, Santa Monica, Ca, United States|
|Start||May 7, 2011|
|End||May 27, 2011|
Five Turkish artists and five Los Angeles artists come together to present a dynamic intercultural collaborative project, entitled, Los Angeles-Instanbul Connection in 18th Street’s Project Room. This exhibition features provocative paintings, sculptures, photography, video and installations by artists: Insel Inan, Saliha Kasap, Elif Oner, Ozan Oganer, Alper Sen, Carol Es, Marcie Kaufman, Blair Townsend, Arda Kosar and Saliha KasapThis exhibition is a curatorial collaboration between Saliha Kasap of Sanat Limani (a.k.a. Antrepo 5) in Istanbul, Turkey, and Arzu Arda Kosar, a resident artist at 18th Street Arts Center in Santa Monica, CA, who is part of the Los Angeles based duo “Gul & Arzu.” The opening reception is Saturday, May 7, 6pm-9pm
Inspired by the myriad of similarities between Istanbul and Los Angeles art worlds, Kasap and Kosar have curated a show that brings together contemporary artists from Istanbul, Turkey and Los Angeles. In their opinion, both cities boast increasingly vibrant art scenes that may lack an art market akin to Europe or New York, but counterbalance this perception with the experimental and exciting works burgeoning out of them.
For more information on this project visit www. 18thstreet.org