UNUSUAL MOMENTS’ MONUMENT
"This is for the unusual oasis you created in a place like Sanayi. “Unusual Moments’ Monument” is for the designs exhibited anomalously in Sanayi 313…" Seçkin Pirim
Editor: Sidni Karavil

The sculpture “Unusual Moments’ Monument” projected by Seçkin Pirim especially for Sanayi 313 is much more than a monument. It actually roots in neighbourhood, friendship, shared ideas, inspiring conversations.

Those were the days when we started with the idea of ‘finding the right path in every society once you follow the artists.’ Sanayi 313’s doors were not open yet. We cannot forget the day Seçkin Pirim arrived to Sanayi 313 with his motorcycle right after receiving our invitation. He had tea, tasted our spinach quiche, looked around the store and shared with us his thoughts. It was very important to hear an artist’s opinions. As time went by, we went to visit his atelier; he became one of our regulars.

New ideas were created after our conversations every time. We started with the colour red. It was a contrast to Sanayi 313’s black & white. We decided on plates, reflecting the Oto Sanayi area, which we love and share. Unity of the pieces was important. Our opinions were in concert anyhow… Red plates were put on top of each other on a long night spent in Sanayi 313. We did not forget to videotape the whole process through the lenses of Murathan Özbek and Veysel Değertekin.

“Unusual Moments’ Monument” is standing grandiosely at where it belongs, symbolizing our friendship. On behalf of what Seçkin Pirim and Sanayi 313 shared and still sharing…

FROM THE ARCHIVES
FEASTS
FINDS
CASE SERIES
ALL ARCHIVES
FROM THE ARCHIVES
FEASTS
HOMEMADE MAYONNAISE

Nowadays, most people are careful consumers counting the calories of their meals but still, we have an irresistible delight called potato salad with mayonnaise in our lives.

FINDS
MEVLÜT AKYILDIZ

The reason behind Mevlut Akyıldız’s paintings’ unique humor should be his youth spent with multicultural friends at Kurtuluş.

CASE SERIES
RAGNO SLIPPERS

The spider embroidery has become a signature of Sanayi 313 Atelier.

BLACKOUTS
NEW ORLEANS

Visiting New Orleans; the city that is known for its nightlife, music-scene; especially jazz and spicy cuisine.

LOVE LETTERS
ALP İŞMEN

Painter Alp İşmen declares his love to love with once again a love letter.

SENSES
MARKUS LEHTO

A foreigner living in Istanbul answering the five senses with a completely different point of view.

CITIZENS
AARON NOMMAZ

Together with the writer and one of the most renown people in the diplomacy and the business world Aaron Nommaz, we are dreaming of Istanbul, our eyes closed.