Artsy + Contemporary Istanbul: A Thematic Guide from The Art Genome Project

Thursday, November 5, 2015

As part of the buzz leading up to CI '15's vernissage, this is an article that is part of Artsy's Art Genome Project. The article identifies three primary themes, and features a critique of Qahtan Alameen's "Memory and Nostaglia" series under the theme of "Old Masters Interrupted".

Excerpt: "We surveyed hundreds of works of art from this year’s fair and identified three stand-out themes: a use of traditional craft to confront norms, a marriage of digital culture and art of the past, and a reprisal of the age-old preoccupation with the human figure, in novel material form. Below we trace these themes through the practices of nine artists at this year’s fair."