Transient Forms and Images: Copper Relief
Artist Workshop: Gülşah Mursaloğlu
Inspired by Suna and Inan Kıraç Foundation’s Anatolian Weights and Measures Collection, this workshop focuses on the concept of standard in measurement units from pre-history to the present day, and how this concept manifests itself in terms of diverse forms, images and materials in various eras, and their chronology. The first part of the workshop discusses the definitions of lasting, transient and maintained over these forms, images and materials. The discussion concentrates on the potential of these materials through examples of items made of them, and the concept of standard in art history studies. In the second part, participants develop images inspired by the collection, and produce reliefs by blending them with copper- a hard to maintain and extremely reactive material.
Related Exhibition:: Anatolian Weights and Measures Collection
Participation fee per workshop: 100 TL
Participation fee per workshop for students: 70 TL (Students are kindly asked to present their student ID cards)
Duration: 2 hours
Number of participants: 10 people
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About Gülşah Mursaloğlu
The artist (b.1989) lives and works in Istanbul. After obtaining her BA in Sociology from Boğaziçi University, she completed her master’s degree at the School of the Art Institute Chicago. Her work mainly focuses on materialism, determination of the material, and how mankind and other species relate to time. Products of long and extensive research, her installations do not maintain their stable form during the time they are displayed; rather they are transformed into dynamic and erratic systems as their processes stretch over the course of their exhibition. Her works were recently displayed in exhibitions including An Internal Garden, Depo, Istanbul (2018); Artificial Life, Chicago Artists Coalition, Chicago (2018); Other Hours, 601 Artspace, New York (2017); For Rent, For Sale, Protocinema, Istanbul (2017), Young, Fresh, Different, Zilberman Gallery, Istanbul (2017), -on the bank of what river?, Roman Susan Gallery, Chicago (2017) and Ground Floor Biennial, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago (2016).