At Sideestreets we shall have an opening of a very interesting photoexhibition, and when there is Tağmaç Çankaya involved, you can bet, it will be interesting. Kerim Belet and Tağmaç Çankaya have taken smoke as theme to work around. "DumanEx" means SmokeEx and I think it is the smokers that are brought under the magnifying glass of the two photographers.
The opening is on April 13 at 19.30 hrs. Let us find out what they have to say.
Here now the text I got from Sidestreets for more information:
DUMANEX is an exhibition of images of smoke that contain within them a mixture of metaphors evoking different meanings and images from life, such as escaping, disseminating, communicating, getting lost, flying, dirtying, and smelling.
The DUMANEX exhibition at Sidestreets on 13-22April 2011 presents images by Kerim Belet and Tağmaç Çankaya, two young photographers who are working to transform audience perception by representing these metaphors visually.
Their works use the language of photography to go beyond simple photographic representations of reality, abstracting the ideas of framing and perspective and creating images of atmospheric possibilities. The result is a photography that evokes moods and moments, and whose message emerges through the various connotations and contradictions that arise in the context of smoke.