Prepared in cooperation with Art50.net and Swissôtel The Bosphorus, Istanbul, the exhibition “Once Upon a Time” welcomes visitors at Swissôtel The Bosphorus, Istanbul between March 4 and May 29, 2023. In the exhibition curated by the Art50.net team, the works of Cem Onat, Farzin Rahneshin and Nursun Hafızoğlu reach beyond the present with abstract connotations, inviting art lovers to reflect on time and the distinction between yesterday, today and tomorrow.
The three artists of Art50.net adopt the concerns of the past and the future, bringing their perception of time in their own way and their reactions on the effects of time flow to everyday life with abstract imagery.
Cem Onat uses the action created by his body as the main element of his works. The expressionist approach brought by his philosophical view appears as a method of immortalizing the moment of the artist, who is one with his paintings.
Farzin Rahneshin, in his recent productions, takes the lack as a phenomenon on its own, and deals with the emptiness of a person or feeling beyond what is left behind, taking refuge in serenity. The Iranian artist showcases shadows of people or objects that once existed, with his works produced using many different techniques.
Nursun Hafızoğlu prefers to express her concerns about the size of the postmodern urban order over time in her productions that include the “nature-city struggle”. While emphasizing our urgency to reconcile with nature, she keeps a critical look at today’s urban structure in her oil paintings by examining the relationship between us and nature from past to present.
The exhibition is on view until May 29th every day at the lobby and reception areas of Swissôtel The Bosphorus, Istanbul.
Art50.net is an online contemporary art platform aimed at facilitating access to art and bringing together art enthusiasts who adopt living with art as a lifestyle. With its high-priority mission to support young and emerging artists, Art50.net offers easy access to the artists and their original works with no time and place constraints. Its expanding portfolio of thousands of artworks in various categories carefully selected with the help of art professionals is under constant update. The rich content in its Artlog section is a means to inform and guide its followers as well as to increase the popularity of art collecting. Thanks to the support it has offered to young artists and the projects bringing them together with the art enthusiasts since 2014, it has become one of the important actors in Turkey’s contemporary art scene.
As one of the most well-recognized Swiss brands in the world, Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts consists of contemporary hotels reflecting the fresh, lively energy of the Alps combined with the tradition of the Swiss hospitality. Respected for its smart design, high quality and awareness of sustainability, Swissôtel offers its guests travelling the world the opportunity to find accommodation in a peaceful atmosphere, discover life’s true rewards and open up the possibilities to ‘living well’. Founded in Switzerland in 1980, the group currently continues its activities with over 30 facilities around the world, including its flagship hotels such as Swissôtel The Bosphorus in Istanbul, Swissôtel The Stamford in Singapore and Swissôtel Krasnye Holmy in Moscow. Swissôtel is a brand of AccorHotels, one of the world’s leading travelling and lifestyle groups owning over 4500 hotels, resorts and residences as well as 10000 personal homes for travelers.
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