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/ Galeri Mana
View of “Who Shall Deliver Us From the Greeks and Romans?,” Galeri Manâ, Istanbul, 2014.
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Merve Unsal

“Who Shall Deliver Us From the Greeks and Romans?”—an exhibition curated by Cristiana Perrella for Galeri Manâ—directly addresses a recent trend in contemporary art of looking back towards classical Greek and Roman visual culture for sources and inspiration. The presentation includes works from a range of artists from different backgrounds—such... continue reading
Sarkis’s “İkiz/Twin”

GALERI MANA, Istanbul

View of Sarkis’s “İkiz/Twin,” Galeri Manâ, Istanbul, 2013.
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Merve Unsal

In Karaköy, Istanbul, down the hill from the ongoing peaceful protests near Taksim Square, Galeri Manâ has been open only intermittently for the last three weeks. Yet the elegant exhibition on view there since late May serves as a moment of silence (contrasted to the immediate surroundings) and as a... continue reading
Douglas Gordon’s “Phantom”

GALERI MANA, Istanbul

Douglas Gordon, I am Also Hyde, 1962–2011.
by

Merve Unsal

Upon entering Galeri Manâ’s large doors, the viewer is greeted by almost complete darkness. A wooden stage is setup with a projection screen diagonally dividing it into two. On the side closer to the door are the remains of a burnt piano and a new Steinway, glaringly juxtaposed. A heavily... continue reading

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