October 19, 2016 – February 26, 2017
Istanbul Modern hosts “Day, Light, Night”, an exhibition celebrating the 25th anniversary of TEPTA Lighting, Istanbul Modern’s lighting sponsor since the Museum’s foundation in 2004, with the support of Consulate General of Italy in Istanbul.
The first exhibition in Turkey to focus exclusively on “lighting”, “Day, Light, Night” brings together some of the world’s leading architects, designers, artists and the design-oriented lighting brands that TEPTA represents in Turkey.
Curated by lighting designer Ulrike Brandi, the exhibition comprises original works prepared especially for the occasion by designers, artists and architects focused on lighting, installations and light objects. Brandi is the founding director of UBL and Brandi Institute in Germany.
The conceptual framework of the exhibition was inspired by the way Istanbul’s temperament varies depending on the hour and weather conditions of the day. In this regard, the exhibition’s nine installations provide viewers an opportunity to rethink and interpret “natural light”.
The exhibition concept is summarized by the curator’s own words:
Natural light leads us through our days and nights – in other words through our whole lives. Natural light makes us healthy and happy and helps us to experience our environment. It creates different atmospheres. So, why don’t we learn more from natural light when we create spaces with artificial light? Let’s not imitate, let’s be inspired by natural light.
Curator: Ulrike Brandi, Almanya
Curatorial Assistant: Tülay Özmüs, UBL, Almanya
Project Coordinator: Özlem Yalım, TEPTA Stratejik Marka Direktörü
Melkan Gürsel, Mimar, Tabanlıoğlu Mimarlık
Murat Tabanlıoğlu, Mimar, Tabanlıoğlu Mimarlık
Emre Arolat, Mimar, EAA
Bilgehan Şenel, Mimar
Önder Kaya, Mimar, Öncüoğlu Mimarlık
Tanju Özelgin, Tasarımcı, TO Studio
William Brand*, Mimar, Brand van Egmond, Hollanda
Enzo Catellani, Sanatçı, Catellani & Smith, İtalya
Refik Anadol*, Medya Sanatçısı, Amerika
Christine Brandi, Sahne Tasarımcısı, Avusturya
Aqua Creations, İsrail
Lasvit, Çek Cumhuriyeti
Catellani & Smith, İtalya
Brand van Egmond
Sketch: Bilgehan Şenel
Photo: Enzo Catellani
*William Brand’s work is on exhibit until January 29.
*Refik Anadol’s work is on exhibit until February 17.