Exhibition: 'Up above was fog, down below was a cloud of dust' opened at Depo

Organized by Anadolu Kültür, the project Up above was fog, down below was a cloud of dust has been curated by visual artists Golnar Tabibzadeh and Merve Ünsal.

Formulated as a context in which artists would be able to exchange their ideas and to foster networks of communication, Up above was fog, down below was a cloud of dust is a collaborative project. The 15 artists came together in Istanbul to start discussing and negotiating what it means to participate collaboratively in the fragile circumstances of their respective geographic coordinates, and the process resulted in a group exhibition spreading into the two floors at Depo.

This process-driven group effort was initially launched with thoughts of mutual healing. In considering landscapes as bodies, considering the land as an expansion of the body including and involving the landscape, the artists have been dealing with the ever-slippery task of speaking to and outside of spatial and temporal constructs.

For two months, Depo will be hosting the records, remnants and artifacts of this process in an expanded definition of an exhibition. The space is open for visitors every day except Mondays between 11:00-19:00 from 31 January to 29 March.

Artists: Sara Abri, Hedieh Ahmadi, Serminaz Barseghian, Şafak Çatalbaş, Didem Erbaş, Forough Fami, Ece Gökalp, Gözde İlkin, Ayfer Karabıyık, Gelareh Kiazand, Neda Razavipour, Setareh Shahbazi, Golnar Tabibzadeh, Merve Ünsal, Derya Yıldız