Pi Artworks Opens in London
Inaugural exhibition with special performance by Nezaket Ekici, panel discussion hosted by Stephanie Bailey and ArtInternational after party.
The gallery also hosted a special breakfast and tour of the exhibition on Friday 18 October.
15 October 2013, Pi Artworks London opened with its inaugural exhibition, Pi: Housewarming, featuring the works of seven artists as a preview of the solo shows coming up over the next year. London audiences were introduced to the works of Volkan Aslan, Nezaket Ekici, Susan Hefuna, Horasan, Nejat Sati, Gulay Semercioglu and Mehmet Ali Uysal.
The opening night started with a site-specific performance by Nezaket Ekici, who invited guests to take part in a special ribbon cutting exercise. The evening also featured a panel discussion moderated by art critic and writer Stephanie Bailey in conversation with Ekici, Volkan Aslan and Mehmet Ali Uysal.
Comments Pi Artworks founder and director Yesim Turanli: “I am absolutely delighted with the overwhelmingly positive response and warm welcome we have received here in London. I was pleased to note a vibrant mix of people, with collectors attending from Hong Kong, New York, Turkey, Greece and all over Europe, mingling with the London audience. I look forward to creating a strong platform for Turkish Contemporary art here in the UK. I also hope we can foster interest and curiosity towards our area as well as greater intercultural exchange, which will be reflected in our gallery roster.”
Pi Artworks is one of Istanbul’s foremost Contemporary art galleries. Established in 1998 by Yesim Turanli, it is currently located in the renowned Misir Apartments in Galatasaray, Beyoglu and is responsible in large for the establishment of Turkish artists on the international art circuit.
15 October – 7 December
Pi Artworks London
55 Eastcastle Street, London W1W 8EF
Volkan Aslan // Nezaket Ekici // Susan Hefuna // Horasan // Nejat Sati // Gulay Semercioglu // Mehmet Ali Uysal