"Pictures of Nothing" opens September 9th @ PG Art Gallery

Group exhibition "Pictures of Nothing" opens the season at @pgartgallery. Curated by Arie Amaya-Akkermans; a survey of some ideas in contemporary abstraction. The artists in the exhibition: Vitaly Barabanov (@vitalybarabanov), Chris Barnard (@professorpaintpaint), Sandra Çavdar (@sandracavdar), Kevin Finklea (@kevin.finklea), Bilge Friedlaender (@bilgefriedlaender), Petr Kirusha, Damir Muratov, Devran Mursaloğlu (@devranmursaloglu), Ivan Novikov (@ivan___novikov), Katherina Olschbaur (@kat_olshbaur), Alexandra Paperno (@alexandrapaperno), Sergey Rozhin (@100rc), Amba Sayal-Bennett (@ambasayalbennett), Hala Schoukair, Eda Soylu (@soylueda). Exhibition opening, September 9. #art #painting #Istanbul #abstraction #abstract #Turkey  

Sandra Çavdar, fragments of memory series, 31x41 cm, oil and ink on paper, 2016

Sandra Çavdar, fragments of memory series, 31x41 cm, oil and ink on paper, 2016


Family Dinner: A Group Exhibition May 23 – June 30 @ Galeri Nev

A group of 10 drawings by Bilge from 1998 are currently on view.

"Galeri Nev İstanbul is excited to present “Family Dinner: A Group Exhibition” as the last show of the season. On view between May 20th and June 30th, 2017, the show brings together works by Murat Morova, Bilge Firedlaender, Nermin Er, Nejad Devrim, Melek Mazıcı,Gökçen Dilek Acay, Tayfun Erdoğmuş, Mike Berg and Ahmet Doğu İpek."

Bilge Friedlaender, Untitled, Mixed media on paper, 32 x 26 cm, 1998 Photo: Rıdvan Bayrakoğlu

Bilge Friedlaender, Untitled, Mixed media on paper, 32 x 26 cm, 1998
Photo: Rıdvan Bayrakoğlu

Dark Deep Darkness and Splendor @ Galerist Istanbul April 27 - June 10, 2017

Another chance to see the artist's book Homage to Sinan in an expanded view - part of the group exhibition at Galerist

"The works in the exhibition which takes its name from David Lynch’s lithography titled 'Dark Deep Darkness', meet one another on the intersecting planes of cosmos, earth and melancholia. The exhibition puts together works by Murat Akagündüz, Arif Aşçı, Vahap Avşar, Kerem Ozan Bayraktar, Aslı Çavuşoğlu, Nejad Devrim, Alev Ebüzziya, Nermin Er, Bilge Friedlaender, Sibel Horada, Ahmet Doğu İpek, David Lynch, Jason Martin, Füsun Onur, Mübin Orhon, Alp Sime, Ali Emir Tapan, Masao Yamamoto and Fahrelnissa Zeid."



Arter Exhibit Oct 2016 - Jan 2017

Arter hosts Bilge Friedlaender’s solo exhibition entitled “Words, Numbers, Lines” between 14 October 2016 and 15 January 2017. The exhibition, curated by Mira Friedlaender and Işın Önol, brings together works of the artist which have never been shown in Turkey nor exhibited elsewhere since the 1980s. “Words, Numbers, Lines” also marks the artist’s first solo exhibition since she passed away in 2000.

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"Words Numbers Lines" installation view, Arter, 2016

"Words Numbers Lines" installation view, Arter, 2016

October 2016 - Solo exhibit at Arter

Oct. 14, 2016 – Jan . 15, 2017

Bilge Friedlaender's exhibition at Arter will feature a body of work from the artist's fecund years of production between 1975 and 1985. Most of the works in the exhibition remained unseen since the 70s. As the first solo presentation of Friedlaender's work since her passing in 2000, this exhibition will present examples of her rigorous and analytical works. Finding "time, repetition, and the numerical mystery structure of things" as the focal point to explore, Friedlaender used paper, string, and natural materials to engage the line and square as expressions of the basis of human-ness.

Curators: Mira Friedlaender and Işın Önol


Hayal ve Hakikat @ The Istanbul Modern

We are happy to announce that three of Bilge's works from the Epic of Gilgamesh series will be included in the exhibit Hayal ve Hakikat (Dream and Reality) – at the Istanbul Modern - September 15, 2011 – January 2012