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Volkan Diyaroglu: Memory and Blood
14 March 2014 | 6.30 - 8.30 PM
Element Art Space
Raffles Hotel Arcade 328 North Bridge Road #02-13 Singapore 188719

Element Art Space is pleased to be the first gallery in Singapore to present a solo exhibition of a Turkish artist by showing the promising talent of Volkan Diyaroglu.

Many people have forgotten that Turkey is in fact located in Asia Minor, more precisely in Western Asia, and holds one of the oldest, richest and most diverse history in the world. Its culture today reflects remnants from its prehistoric Anatolia combined with Ottoman and Western culture traditions which results in a "modern" Western state that still maintains traditional religious and historical values. Their influence has spread all the way to Greater Asia and is easily relatable to the audience in South East Asia.

The title of the exhibition, Memory and Blood, references Greco-Roman cultures from his birthplace on the shores of the Black Sea and alludes to the divergence between the artist's personal memories and how they are revealed through his work.

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