Merve Ünsal is a visual artist based in Istanbul.
In her work, she employs text and photography, extending both beyond their form.
Ünsal is the founding editor of the artist-driven online publishing initiative m-est.org.
30 June 2019 Sun
The conceptual frameworks, drawn by the curator Necmi Sönmez for the collection-based exhibitions at Borusan Contemporary, use important figures from Turkish literature. This is a critical effort in looking into researching the potentials of considering contemporary art criticism and historicization through other media and means of thinking.
14 March 2019 Thu
The work by Kathrin Stumreich, Sovereignty (2017) is included in the exhibition that opened at Borusan Contemporary last week: Overture: Selections from the Borusan Contemporary Art Collection, curated by Kathleen Forde, the artistic director at large of the museum. The work carries traces of performing arts while interfering with the space, positioning us both as participants and as spectators.
31 January 2019 Thu
Universal Everything's Fluid Bodies exhibition reflects on the moral and social implications of technology. The propositions of Fluid Bodies, which uses technology as a field in which the word ‘techne’ and ‘logos’, ie craft and expression come together, could be read as images from the future—the existing technical potentials can be transformed in real time.
28 September 2018 Fri
Borusan Contemporary hosts Borusan Group’s headquarter offices during the week where artworks live alongside the people who work there. Over the weekend, the space is transformed into a museum, converging notions of exhibition spaces and spaces of daily use. Thus, every work that is on view as part of the collection exhibitions at Borusan Contemporary works a double shift. The curator of these exhibitions, Necmi Sönmez, has been drawing from Turkish literature to interpret and delve into this international collection for the past three years. We have talked to Sönmez about this research process on the occasion of the new exhibition, Üvercinka