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24.01.2024

Loft Art Invites Art Enthusiasts to its new exhibition “Simulakra”

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The new exhibition “Simulacra” by the independent art space Loft Art opened its doors on January 23, 2024, in Istanbul. Inspired by Jean Baudrillard’s “Simulacra and Simulation,” “Simulakra” presents a world where reality and the virtual intertwine. The exhibition, featuring works from various disciplines, will be open for visitation until March 23, 2024.

Operating as a social responsibility project of Akfen Holding, Loft Art welcomed art enthusiasts to its venue in Istanbul’s Beşiktaş Nisbetiye On on January 23, 2024. The exhibition, which opened its doors on Tuesday, January 23, 2024, and will be available for visitation until Saturday, March 23, 2024, showcases artworks that question the boundaries between reality and simulation, exploring themes where the virtual world merges with reality.

Journey Between the Virtual and the Real: “Simulakra”

The “Simulacra” exhibition offers a unique artistic experience that explores the boundaries between reality and the virtual world. Featuring works from 7 artists across various disciplines, including Aslı Özer, Civan Aydın, Loya Kader Öztürkmen, Nilüfer Topal, Sezayi Aydın, and Taha Üstündağ, the exhibition presents 54 pieces of art, providing viewers with a captivating visual spectacle.

In this special exhibition, the experience crafted by the artists through the combination of realistic figures and mysterious details takes viewers on an emotional journey. Inspired by Jean Baudrillard’s “Simulacra and Simulation,” the exhibition focuses on the idea of creating a copy that is almost indistinguishable from reality and constructing one’s “reality.” By questioning whether the experiences are real or merely an illusion imposed by the virtual world, the exhibition aims to explore the power of human emotion in understanding and interpreting reality. Thus, it encourages viewers to question their own perceptions and contemplate the fine line between simulation and reality, merging Baudrillard’s philosophical perspective with a visual experience.

A Platform Supporting Independent Artists

Operating within the framework of Akfen Holding’s social responsibility approach, Loft Art aims to support independent artists and contribute to all disciplines of art. The “Simulacra” exhibition is a reflection of this vision, eagerly awaiting to meet art enthusiasts.

The proceeds from the sale of artworks exhibited in the gallery are transferred to the Turkey Human Resources Education and Health Foundation (TİKAV), established by Akfen Holding, contributing to the foundation’s social responsibility projects.

With this exhibition, Loft Art presents the boundaries between reality and the virtual world to viewers. Loft Art’s Art Director Ayşe Jaber oversees the exhibition under the responsibility of TİKAV Board Member Dilara Akın.

 

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