NEW YORK CITY - MAY 11: Times Square with tourists on May 11, 2013. Iconified as "The Crossroads of the World" it's the brightly illuminated hub of the Broadway Theater District.
NEW YORK CITY – MAY 11: Times Square with tourists on May 11, 2013. Iconified as “The Crossroads of the World” it’s the brightly illuminated hub of the Broadway Theater District.

Today was a big day for two main reasons. First of all; the 5th of November was universally celebrated as the “Crazy Balmain for H&M” day! And the second is that today my darling artist friend Merve Hasman will be opening her solo exhibition right next door to my apartment in about an hours time. Merve this time in her show is undermining her sense of “journey” with mixed media artworks based on New York. This talented woman, always having so much spark in her eyes, so many dreams on her mind and so many more accomplishments in her future is travelling in her own time, in her own way, in her own pace. Follow her footsteps tonight at Türker Art Gallery and enjoy the ride! 


What is the exhibition about? 

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Merve Hasman and Gülben Çapan

The exhibition is about an inner journey which we all do while searching and finding ourselves. Where the reality meets the illusion/dream.  

How many artworks are you showing?

I explained this journey of mine with 10 images…10 is a number we have been graded for all our lives. 10 is the number where we have been approved and disapproved by the world . 10 is a number which made me who I am today.

Can you tell us the bond btw you and New York, what is the significance of the city in your heart / soul?

I have studied photography at School of Visual Arts New York. New York has been a major turning point in  my life where I have gotten to know what kind of an artist I am and what I would like to explain to this world through my art. It plays a huge role in my life where I made one of my dreams come tru’ working with my idol Steven Klein. I feel blessed to be cooked in his oven . He taught me a lot about life. 

Photography is becoming a more serious discipline in the contemporary art field each day. Collectors are quite keen on photography. How do you see the future of photography in contemporary art? 

I am glad that photography got back on track. Even though I love the new photography style ” digital” I am an old soul therefore if I had my way I would still love to be able to smell the chemicals on photo papers…I truly wish that , one day they will be back in our lives and be appreciated as much as digital art…That’s the reality of photography, you shoot, walk into a small darkroom and all of a sudden you see magic happening…

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