January 30, 2014

Taming the Darkness in Istanbul's Tophane-i Amire


This month, the Tophane-i Amire Culture and Arts Center in Istanbul hosts a very special exhibition by Yaşam Şaşmazer called Metanoia, a psychological term that refers to the process of reforming the psyche for self-healing during psychological breakdowns or an existential crisis. In her current series, Şaşmazer manages to merge her artistic talent and aesthetic perception with a challenging theory and meaningful concepts. Staying true to the original theme, the artist simplifies the “metanoia” term to describe a “productive act” in which there is transformation and change. 

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