Don’t Look Back, Deep is the Past

Bringing together 41 works by 31 artists, the exhibition focuses on the ways we define the "other".

"Don’t Look Back, Deep is the Past" focuses on the roles and identities assigned to individuals in context of their relationship with society, habits based on social norms and the ways in which we define the Other.

Informed by perspectives and forms of expression that the individual often conceals (and occasionally articulates) in their journey as part of collective memory; the exhibition looks into concepts like “taboo” and “freedom” from the standpoint of social order and its rituals.

Works that explore feelings of belonging, conformity, rejection and defiance, the unavoidable vulnerabilities reserved to being human reveal the systematic relationship between the part and the whole as well as individual and society. While the exhibition examines the eternal and deeply rooted conflict between the individual and society arising from polarized, contradictory points of view, the artworks find a commonality in the traditional techniques and images they are imbued with.

Providing opportunities to discover new connections between individual and collective, the exhibition gives viewers new ideas about pre-assigned roles, prescribed constraints and the possibility of alternative lives while also inviting them to reconsider their idiosyncratic placements and positions in a new light.

For more information about the works and artists in "Don't Look Back, Deep is the Past", you can reach our exhibition catalog here.


Ali ElmacıAntonio CosentinoAydan MurtezaoğluBengisu BayrakCan İncekaraCANAN
Cansu YıldıranDamla YalçınEda ÇekilFatma BucakGözde İlkinHalil Altındere
Hasan Özgür Topİhsan OturmakKezban Arca BatıbekiManolya ÇeliklerMemed ErdenerMustafa Boğa
Nancy AtakanNilbar GüreşNur KoçakOlgaç BozalpPınar YolaçanRamazan Can
Rehan MiskciSinan TuncayŞener ÖzmenŞükran MoralZehra ÇobanlıZeren Göktan
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