ELGİZ MUSEUM 15.TERRACE EXHIBITION - POLARITY
ELGİZ MUSEUM 15TH TERRACE EXHIBITION - OPPOSITION
To date, the Elgiz Museum has exhibited 395 works by 262 artists.
Terrace Exhibitions, where the museum's 2000m2 open space was opened on the 100th anniversary of the Republic.
hosting the works of artists in the exhibition area with the 15th Terrace Exhibition
continues to do so. With the remarkable participation of artists, every year we welcome
Our exhibitions that bring together different languages of expression with the young artists participating,
created a great accumulation for the art of sculpture. With the support of art lovers
The works carried to the collections carry the traces of today to the future. The Republic
the new century of culture and art, which constitute an important axis of the founding principles
While looking from the terrace, we will organize the exhibition that we lost in 2022,
to Haşim Nur Gürel, the thought leader of our exhibitions and one of the founding members of the advisory board
The conceptual framework of the 15th Terrace Exhibition to be opened in June 2023
"With the remarkable participation of artists, every year we welcome
different narrative languages with the young artists participating in the programme.
Our exhibitions, which bring a great accumulation for the art of sculpture
The concept of "polarity" is a prominent concept in the history of both art and philosophy.
as an artistic feature. However, it is a necessary condition for the emergence of art.
"Opposition", which is an element, should be considered separately from Duality. Because Duality is generally defined as two
It implies an ontological difference between extremes.
According to the principle of "Polarity", which is among the basic teachings of Hermetic philosophy, "Everything
"Everything is binary", "Everything has two poles", "Everything has a pair of opposites".
"The opposite pair is a necessary element in the emergence of art.
"Polarity" must be considered separately from Duality. Because Duality,
usually implies an ontological difference between two extremes."
Therefore, the principle of "opposition" states that seemingly opposed things are, to varying degrees, one and the same.
are the same. In Chinese philosophy, yin and yang symbolize the embrace of opposites,
pointing out that opposites are complementary, interdependent and dependent on each other
in the light of this artistic and philosophical problem. In the light of this artistic and philosophical problem, the American abstract-expressionist painter Ad Reinhardt's "Timeless Art Words, A Guide to the Polarities and Art
Critics" (Timeless Art-Words for Art Critics and Contrasts Guide), which may perhaps be valid for every period for art.
provides a list of opposites. Heinrich Wölfflin also provides a list of opposites in his book "The Basics of Art History".
Concepts", he presents five opposing concepts that visual artists are confronted with. (linear/shadowy, plane/depth, closed form/open form, multiplicity/unity, definiteness/uncertainty) speaks of the option. However, the different art historical
there is also a tendency towards opposite categories in the categorisation of styles is noticeable. This is perhaps a sign of how important opposition is in the nature of art. is the most important thing in the Elgiz Museum's history.
In this context, the artists will be exhibited on the terrace of the Elgiz Museum this summer. his works have shaped art and philosophy, and have helped to build the structure of our thinking will shed light on the concept of opposition, one of its cornerstones.
-Ömer Emre Yavuz
Photo credit: Kayhan Kaygusuz