Exhibition in a Former Jewish Mansion in Constantinople – Today Hotel Adahan Istanbul
“Memories of the Forgotten”, the second exhibition that came out of the collaboration between Artshift and Adahan Hotel Istanbul, takes place between 7 March – 14 April at the Adahan, a town mansion of the Camondo family, a famous Jewish family during the Otttoman Empire in Constantinopl. The exhibition was developed around the phrase “sustain, contain, recycle” and features works by Ahu Akgun, Didem Erbas, Dilan Ozdemir, Eser Epozdemir and Hera Buyuktascıyan.
“Contain, sustain, recycle” are terms used causally on a daily basis and generally refer to solid, material “things”. However, is it possible to contain, sustain, and recycle a building? The word “recycle” here does not necessarily indicate architectural restoration, although restoration is the most important part of recycling. Perhaps the real question is “what can be recycled”?