Anna Laudel welcomes spring with concurrent exhibitions of Bilal Hakan Karakaya in Istanbul and Cem Sonel in Düsseldorf
Based in Istanbul and Düsseldorf, Anna Laudel is a contemporary art gallery dedicated to promoting artists of diverse backgrounds and generations by providing a prominent contemporary exhibition platform as well as representing them in the global art scene. This spring Anna Laudel will be showcasing two artists from Turkey with distinctive artistic styles.
Bilal Hakan Karakaya’s solo exhibition Invisible Cities will be showcased in Anna Laudel Istanbul from March 30 to May 21, 2023. Named after the well-known novel of Italo Calvino, Karakaya focuses on the rising mega structures in metropolitan life and emphasises how desolate and unrecognisable the modern cities have become during the pandemic. Visioning abandoned and haunted business centres with a bleak perspective, Karakaya challenges the limits of the art of sculpture by using a casting technique with thousands of years of history.
In contrast with Karakaya’s technique inspired by the past, Cem Sonel searches for new production techniques and spaces between the new media and the street art. Inspired by the technological enhancements, Sonel is one of the major artists performing the guerrilla street art movement. With a modern perspective, Sonel incorporates maths and algorithms to his digital art also using upcycled materials like digital screens and LED panels. Cem Sonel’s solo exhibition Binary can be seen at Anna Laudel Düsseldorf between April 22 – July 1, 2023.
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Image credit: Bilal Hakan Karakaya, Invisible Cities, Anna Laudel 2023