Opening on September 28th at 7 pm
Olaf Bartels, Journalist
Murat Tabanlioglu, TABANLIOGLU ARCHITECTS
Nicola Borgmann, Architekturgalerie München
Travels and accumulated memories of the architect can be considered “state zero” of architecture, in the case of Tabanlioglu Architects, a tradition extending to Dr. Hayati Tabanlioglu.
Layout of the exhibition space will follow the scenography which reveals the dichotomy; a selection of TA_’s work across the globe, and at the backdrop, the architect’s collected images from all around, all times and moods will come together to picture the inspiration.
Multiplicity of images of geographies, of architecture(s), of people and life will be re-visited through the lens of Murat Tabanl?o?lu. The influence of global architectural and urban works of today and the past, the patterns of life, nature, and man-made environment are the pieces of the travelogue.
Mutual interaction is inevitable. In this age of speed and communication, transitivity born out of interaction stands as a major consequence in architectural language as well, in a denaturalizing way or constructively.
The eye records and the architect diffuses the collected information and specific analysis in to the projects, like the bee “communicating” with the flower for co-evolution between the species.
About Tabanl?o?lu Architects:
With its long family tradition since the 1950s, the award winning architecture firm is established by Murat Tabanl?o?lu, successor of Dr. Hayati Tabanl?o?lu, in 1990 and joined by Melkan Gürsel as partner in 1995.Operating mainly in Turkey, MENA and CIS Countries with its offices in Istanbul, New York, London, Dubai and Doha, Tabanl?o?lu Architects’ projects comprise wide range of building types with various awards including RIBA International in 2011 and 2013.
Being the architects of AKM and ?stanbul Modern, the office has strong ties in the art scene and already curated exhibitions such as the first Pavillion of Turkey at the 2014 Venice Biennale, "Port City Talks: Istanbul Antwerp” at the MAS Museum, and designed installations and performances in collaboration with artists.