Tepta Lighting 25th anniversary exhibition: DAY, LIGHT, NIGHT


October 19, 2016 – February 26, 2017

Istanbul Modern hosts “Day, Light, Night”, an exhibition celebrating the 25th anniversary of TEPTA Lighting, Istanbul Modern’s lighting sponsor since the Museum’s foundation in 2004, with the support of Consulate General of Italy in Istanbul.

The first exhibition in Turkey to focus exclusively on “lighting”, “Day, Light, Night” brings together some of the world’s leading architects, designers, artists and the design-oriented lighting brands that TEPTA represents in Turkey.

Curated by lighting designer Ulrike Brandi, the exhibition comprises original works prepared especially for the occasion by designers, artists and architects focused on lighting, installations and light objects. Brandi is the founding director of UBL and Brandi Institute in Germany.

The conceptual framework of the exhibition was inspired by the way Istanbul’s temperament varies depending on the hour and weather conditions of the day. In this regard, the exhibition’s nine installations provide viewers an opportunity to rethink and interpret “natural light”.

The exhibition concept is summarized by the curator’s own words:

Natural light leads us through our days and nights – in other words through our whole lives. Natural light makes us healthy and happy and helps us to experience our environment. It creates different atmospheres. So, why don’t we learn more from natural light when we create spaces with artificial light? Let’s not imitate, let’s be inspired by natural light.


Curator: Ulrike Brandi, Almanya

Curatorial Assistant: Tülay Özmüs, UBL, Almanya

Project Coordinator: Özlem Yalım, TEPTA Stratejik Marka Direktörü


Melkan Gürsel, Mimar, Tabanlıoğlu Mimarlık

Murat Tabanlıoğlu, Mimar, Tabanlıoğlu Mimarlık

Emre Arolat, Mimar, EAA

Bilgehan Şenel, Mimar

Önder Kaya, Mimar, Öncüoğlu Mimarlık

Tanju Özelgin, Tasarımcı, TO Studio

William Brand*, Mimar, Brand van Egmond, Hollanda

Enzo Catellani, Sanatçı, Catellani & Smith, İtalya

Refik Anadol*, Medya Sanatçısı, Amerika

Christine Brandi, Sahne Tasarımcısı, Avusturya

Aqua Creations, İsrail

Lasvit, Çek Cumhuriyeti

iGuzzini, İtalya

Catellani & Smith, İtalya

Brand van Egmond


Sketch: Bilgehan Şenel 

Photo: Enzo Catellani 


*William Brand’s work is on exhibit until January 29.

*Refik Anadol’s work is on exhibit until February 17.

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