99 Square exhibition project that was left unfinished by Sezer Tansuğ in 1993 is being completed in collaboration with Art On İstanbul and Sezer Tansuğ Art Foundation.The exhibition which will home 99 artists can be seen at Art On İstanbul between November 1st – December 29th.
99 Square “Values of The Republic” is revisiting an unfinished project planned by Sezer Tansuğ in 1993 with contemporary additions. In his project “Values of The Republic” Sezer Tansuğ invites artists to create works in homage to characters from the time of The Republic who have contributed to the cultural, artistic and scientific world with a 40x40 cm restriction on dimensions. Unfortunately, Tansuğ’s sickness and later on his passing leaves the project unfinished. The exhibition that stems from Sezer Tansuğ’s initial project is formed by 3 lists. Artists that have delivered Tansuğ their works after his invitation in 1993, artists who were selected by Tansuğ that haven’t delivered their works and contemporary artists that were added by the Gallery.
Throughout the organisation of the exhibition 35 works that were handed to the foundation after Tansuğ’s passing were loaned by the Gallery and their restoration processes were overseen also. The exhibition presents newly made works with pieces created 25 years ago under a roof that combines auras of different times.
99 Square aims to remember and underline art criticism through an important name like Sezer Tansuğ. Also, to highlight important names who have created a common culture and memory for the Republic. It will be possible to combine and relate works from different ways of seeing by connecting them through a rich selection of abstraction by the artists. The book made for the exhibition will be an important addition to art history with its extensive introduction by Hilmi Yavuz alongside individual texts written by Evrim Altuğ for each artwork.