An Exhibition on Nature and Sustainability

Preliminary Program: December 23, 2015 onward

Exhibition: January 13, 2016 – June 5, 2016

“TILL IT’S GONE” presents a selection of artists who undertake conceptual research on nature and focus on ecological issues in their artistic practices. The artists are from various generations and have intricate relationships with the concept of sustainability; they bring to bear diverse interpretations and insights pertaining to the interaction between human beings and the ecosystem. The exhibition features paintings, sculptures, installations, photographs, and moving images by twenty artists and art collectives from Turkey and other geographies.

Participants: Roger Ackling, Bas Jan Ader, Alper Aydın, Bingyi, Jasmin Blasco and Pico Studio, Charles A. A. Dellschau, Elmas Deniz, Mark Dion, Hamish Fulton, Francesco Garnier Valletti, Rodney Graham, ikonoTV “Art Speaks Out”, Lars Jan, Mario Merz, Maro Michalakakos, Joni Mitchell, Yoko Ono*, Camila Rocha, Canan Tolon, Pae White

Curators: Çelenk Bafra and Paolo Colombo


*Yoko Ono's installation is on view until March 20, 2016.

Image (Main page): Maro Michalakakos, Untitled, 2014


Exhibition Publication

TILL IT'S GONE exhibition book

Published bilingually in Turkish and English, the exhibition catalogue includes photographs of the works in “TILL IT’S GONE” as well as three new articles. A text coauthored by the curators, Çelenk Bafra and Paolo Colombo, presents the conceptual framework of the exhibition. An article by Richard Heinberg, an educator and environmentalist known for his work at the Post Carbon Institute, seeks an answer to the question of “why sustainability?” And the art historian Dr. Roger Cook’s article “Good Air My Friend: Art for the Anthropocene” interprets art’s relationship with nature in the context of the works in the exhibition.


Photos: Chroma

Pae White

C≈K◊CHΔRMS‡, 2014

Site specific installation

Neon, transformers, electrical wire

Courtesy of Pae White Studio, Los Angeles, greengrassi,

London and kaufmann repetto, Milan / New York




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