4th April 2019
Mamut Art Project launches its 7th edition showcasing over 500 artworks by 50 emerging artists in Istanbul

Dedicated to providing a dynamic platform for undiscovered creative talent throughout Turkey and engaging them with new and established collectors, galleries and curators, Mamut Art Project is happy to announce 50 selected emerging artists for its 7th edition.

Taking place this spring from 3 – 7 April in Istanbul’s KüçükÇiftlik Park, Mamut Art Project presents more than 500 accessibly-priced artworks across a wide range of disciplines including painting, sculpture, collage, photography, textile and digital art.

Over the past 2 years Mamut Art Project attracted more than 35,000 visitors and 2019 edition of Mamut secured the highest number of applications. 50 up-and-coming artists were selected from 1350 applications undiscovered talents across Turkey, by a jury of five multi-disciplinary experts comprising Memed Erdener a.k.a. Extrastruggle, collector Ari Meşulam, curator and writer Aslı Seven, art historian Professor Dr. Burcu Pelvanoğlu and founder of Pi Artworks Gallery Yeşim Turanlı.

The artworks which are on display this year are focusing on themes such as immigration, family and cultural heritage, alienated identities, physical incompatibilities and dystopia, reflecting the mood of the young generation growing up in a socially and politically challenging environment. Selected 50 artists are given a free platform to explore new forms and materials; contribute to global contemporary issues, and reframe individual expression.

Director by Seren Kohen and sponsored by Akkök Holding, Mamut Art Project’s unique rent-free platform offers a distinct alternative to the traditional art fair model, aiming to celebrate emerging creative talents, whilst offering an inspirational experience to art lovers.

Image Credit: Hasan Mert Öz, Nuh’un Oğlu-II, Diasec print, 2018