One of the most spectacular designed spaces of the SALON/Istanbul route must be Autoban. This soon to be restaurant is a work in progress. We are proud and honoured to be using this space to exhibit Dutch and Turkish artists.
In their first cooperation Annemarieke van Drimmelen and Anouk Griffioen explore the relationships between drawing and photography. They unite these different fields, as well as their respective personal styles, by each giving an own interpretation of the same subject. An important theme in the duo's shared vision is the concept of transparency, which they define as the tendency to make everything explicitly visible on an image. In their first ever exposition Sophie, the artists have developed a counter reaction to this form of direct visuals.
Disfarmer by Ümit Ünal
Ümit Ünal currently runs his private atelier in the ancient part of Istanbul/Turkey, where he designs his collections with a small team of artists, craftsmen and family members. He realized international projects with focus on art/performance and fashion.
The collection is inspired by portraits of photographer Mike Disfarmer 1884-1959. Disfarmer focussed on photograhing the people of Heber Springs, Arkansas. Rural people in the city, urban people in the countryside in workwear and/or Sunday clothes.
Alchemy, installation 4 by Conny Groenewegen
The Autumn/Winter 12/13 collection is inspired by alchemy and the mysterious transformations that colour our mind, body and spirit. Each garment is processed with pigments resulting in a layered colour intensity that changes the character of each yarn.
Women's label Conny Groenewegen offers innovation in knitwear. Her signature 'soft-tech' concept combines modern technology with traditional handwork.
U-Clothe by Zeynep Bacınoğlu
U-Clothe is a system of organization which is capable of producing the architecture of potentialities. It explores the process of relationships between function, materialization, form, environment, body and performance; push you to imagine how it will clothe your body.
Zeynep Bacınoğlu is an architect, currently researching at TU Istanbul.