I am always asked by my foreigner friends what Istanbul offers in terms of modern art. The answer is countless but there are a couple of galleries that I especially love to visit within a specific time frame. Apel Gallery is one of them and to be honest my favorite spot.
I am keen on their policy of concentrating on local artists. This way we can show our creative side. You can perceive contemporary Turkish artists woven in between a bustling modern city and an endless cultural background. Ms. Terzioglu, owner of the Apel Gallery, is a lovely intellectual who will be more than happy to guide you through her gallery if you have a chance to encounter her.
The atmosphere of the gallery is like a small cosy home right off of the wide pedestrian thoroughfare of Istiklal Cadesi. It’s a small area but gives you an outburst of the art displayed. It has a very small garden that isolates you from the city and allows you to delve into a peaceful mindset engraved with art.
[06.05.2017 – 10.06.2017]
THE 50TH THEMATIC EXHIBITION OF GALLERY APEL
“Cup” happens to be the 50th of all the thematic shows with many artists, organized by Gallery Apel in Turkey and abroad since 1998.