Daily Sabah: 4 Amazing Shows to Visit Across Aegean This Summer

Funda Karayel, Daily Sabah, July 22, 2022

Here are four great exhibitions to visit in Turkey’s popular resorts Bodrum and Çesme during your summer travels

Bodrum and Çeşme are hands down Turkey’s most popular summer vacation destinations with their luxurious hotels, trendy beach clubs and magnificent marinas. While the Aegean resort towns offer a refreshing break for vacationers, they are also the buzzy stops of exhibitions and festivals for those who prefer their time off to be filled with art. With artful adventures in mind, we have gathered four exhibitions that holiday goers must see in Bodrum and Çeşme while enjoying the sun, exquisite white sandy beaches and azure sea.

Open-air sculpture park show


Sevil Dolmacı Art Gallery will greet art lovers this summer with an open-air sculpture park in a gallery space adjacent to Naru Restaurant in the Bodrum MESA compound. Bodrum MESA is located near Demirbükü Bay, one of the most beautiful locations in Bodrum.


Sculptors represented by the gallery produced exclusive large-scale works for MESA. Ozan Oganer, Bahadır Çolak, Kadriye Inal, Yasin Uysallar and Gözde Can Köroğlu will present their site-specific sculptures in the open-air park within the theme of “Alice in Wonderland.”


The neon works of German artist Ruby Anemic, who has been previously included in Borusan Contemporary’s collection in Turkey, the handmade wood sculptures of Reuven Israel, screen printings from Andy Warhol's “Sunday B. Morning (after)” series, paper works by British artist David Shrigley, recent works of Haluk Akakçe, gender-themed works of Leila Babirye, still-lifes of American painter Theodore Boyer, portraits of Ghanaian artist Felix Kwesi Awotwi and video installations of Sara Ludy will also be among the international selection of the gallery in Bodrum this summer.


Along with its Villa Ipranosyan and St. Regis Nişantaşı locations in Istanbul, Sevil Dolmacı Art Gallery will present biweekly pop-up exhibitions at Bodrum MESA throughout the summer of 2022.


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