TILL IT'S GONE An Exhibition on Nature and Sustainability

Preliminary Program: December 23, 2015 onward

"TILL IT’S GONE" presented a selection of artists who undertake conceptual research on nature and focus on ecological issues in their artistic practices. The artists, from various generations with intricate relationships with the concept of sustainability brought to bear diverse interpretations and insights pertaining to the interaction between human beings and the ecosystem.


Curators: Çelenk Bafra and Paolo Colombo


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


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


Exhibition Publication

TILL IT'S GONE exhibition book


Published bilingually in Turkish and English, the exhibition catalogue included 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, presented the conceptual framework of the exhibition. An article by Richard Heinberg, an educator and environmentalist known for his work at the Post Carbon Institute, seeked 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” interpreted art’s relationship with nature in the context of the works in the exhibition.