PiST/// at Frieze Art Fair 2008, Stand F36

Regent's Park, London
16 - 19 October 2008

Opening Reception
Wednesday, 15 October
7 - 10 PM

PiST has been invited by the directors of the Frieze Art Fair as one of the two not-for-profit, artist-run galleries participating in the fair in 2008. For Frieze Art Fair 2008, PiST has juxtaposed the works of Caner Aslan, Osman Bozkurt, Yang Ah Ham, Köken Ergun, Sefer Memişoğlu, Fahrettin Örenli and Didem Özbek.

Caner Aslan is a young artist who has participated the 5th Berlin Biennial. His works are strongly influenced by the internet. His installation work "https" will be at the PiST Stand F36.

https (gathering information in a variety of ways, not just by “spying” like you see in the movies)

Mixed media
Variable sizes

Caner Aslan, 2007

Osman Bozkurt mainly uses photography and video in his works. After the “Global Cities” exhibition at Tate Modern in 2007, Frieze Art Fair will be his second presentation in London. His new portrait series “Untitled” will be exhibited for the first time at PiST’s Stand F36.

Untitled 0119L
50x70 cm
Osman Bozkurt, 2008

Köken Ergun’s video “The Flag” received an award at the Rotterdam Film Festival in 2007. At the PiST stand one of his new videos “The Wedding” will be screened for the first time.

The Wedding
3 Channel Video
12' 10"
Köken Ergun, 2008

Yang Ah Ham who was nominated for the Hermes Art Award 2008 in Korea will install her sculpture “Chocolate Heads” with its companion performance video “Adjective Life - Out of Frame”.

Chocolate Heads
60x40x30 cm
Before and after the performance of Adjective Life - Out of Frame
Yang Ah Ham, 2007

One of Turkey’s leading video artists Sefer Memişoğlu will screen his recent HD video “Rendering Rome” for the first time at Frieze Art Fair 2008.

Rendering Rome
06' 09"
HD Video
Sefer Memişoğlu, 2008

ABN AMRO Art Prize 2004 winner Fahrettin Örenli will exhibit his recent installation work “West-East Dog Line”. It is a multi layered installation that consists of drawings, poems, video and photography with gold-plated and silver sculptures.

A Fairy Tale in Future: Sisss! Shadows
20x54.5 cm
Drawing on Etching Paper

Fahrettin Örenli, 2008

Didem Özbek
will exhibit her limited edition work “White Sugar Cube Book”. Produced as a part of the tea stand installation of PiST at its Stand F36, Turkish tea's ubiquitous companion, white sugar cubes will work as a metaphor of the white cube gallery spaces of the art market, becoming a – sweet – guide for the viewers of the show.
White Sugar Cube Book
240 pieces of wrapped white cube sugars
Limited Edition Work

Didem Özbek, 2008

As an artist-run intative PiST has also invited Maya Ersan to help to present the artist's works at its stand with Didem Özbek and Osman Bozkurt.

PiST/// is a non-profit, independent, artist-run space in Istanbul. Co-directed by Didem Özbek and Osman Bozkurt, it aims to offer an open, diverse, alternative art space. The main focus of PiST is to support the local contemporary art scene while sustaining its continuing growth. Since May 2006 PiST has hosted various exhibitions, discussions, and projects as well as produced its own publications.

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With the kind support of Canan Pak and Istanbul 2010 European Capital of Culture Agency

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