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 Sanayi313…" Seçkin Pirim
Editor: Sidni Karavil

The sculpture “Unusual Moments’ Monument” projected by Seçkin Pirim especially for Sanayi313 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.’ Sanayi313’s doors were not open yet. We cannot forget the day Seçkin Pirim arrived to Sanayi313 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 Sanayi313’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 Sanayi313. 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 Sanayi313 shared and still sharing…

FROM THE ARCHIVES
FEASTS
THE DIAMOND FOLD

The art of using the right napkin in four steps.

FINDS
WARHOL & BASQUIAT: A COMPLICATED BROMANCE

: "I don't think about art when I'm working. I try to think about life." -Basquiat

CASE SERIES
THROUGH THE EYES OF ANTONY GORMLEY

Take a moment to shut your eyes and allow absolute darkness transport you to Antony Gormley’s latest exhibition in London.
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BLACKOUTS
VENICE

The city that has no roads, just canals lined with Renaissance and Gothic palaces. Maybe the most beautiful city in the world; the city of water…

LOVE LETTERS
FEM GÜÇLÜTÜRK

The love letter to Çıtlık Ağacı (Turpentine Tree) that botanist Fem Güçlütürk wrote is reflecting something beyond the love that we know.

SENSES
LEVENT ERDEN

One may say that Levent Erden is rebellious but actually he is trying to explore the “over the top” with his senses.

CITIZENS
ERKAL AKSOY

Everything is well-selected based on personal admiration in the one-of-its-kind Alaturcahouse. Erkal Aksoy, who doesn't like to be in the public sight much, expresses his style in his eclectic gallery.