Olcay Kuş // GAME CENTER

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Art ON Istanbul hosts Olcay Kuş’ s solo exhibition titled “Game Center” on January 8 – February 7. In the first exhibition taking place at Art ON the Gallery in 2014, OlcayKuş aims to create a new world in his street art based works. Kuş, in his exhibition titled “Game Center” sees the world as a game center and regards all goings-on as ‘new games’. In his works, we find many references as to the life itself and all kinds of parameters in the life along with implicit readings under the title of ‘game’.

Olcay Kuş explains his works in this exhibition as follows: “What kind of games would you like to play? Think about an area, which is full of games. The East, the West, the North and the South of the area. Depending on your age, pleasures, occupation, gender and even clothes, you can play whichever game you like, as this is a democratic area. But you should bear in mind that you are a part of the game. You can play the game with others or you may be played by others. Lies, tricks, fraud, forgery… are all admissible. Killing people, cutting down trees, in short everything is permitted. There is only one condition. No thinking, no producing ideas, no arguing! “Game Center” is an exhibition based on these ideas. This is a way of expressing the difficult times we’re having recently, the conflicts, and never-ending Political GAMES. All hot topics drop off the agenda; there appears immediately a new topic to discuss… Without knowing or seeing what’s going on in the country, we get in new adventures. Just like a game… Here, in this exhibition, I’m playing my own game. I’m playing with those who play with me. There isn’t any specific topic that I want to drive forward or focus on; this exhibition basically depicts the subjects or visuals that have affected me and I couldn’t pass over in the making process of these works.”

In addition to the works in which OlcayKuş used mixed techniques on canvas, this exhibition also includes his sketches for the first time. OlcayKuş’s solo exhibition titled “Game Center” can be visited at Art ON Istanbul between January 8 – February 7.

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