The Lightness of Being, Muse Contemporary Gallery, Istanbul

Duration: 17 February - 17 March 2022
Participating Artists: Aljoscha, Canan Savaş, Jake Michael Singer, Kübra İnanç, Kübra Yarar, Lithian Ricci, Paolo Campagnolo, Rahşan Düren, Sandra Çavdar, Sezin Aksoy, Süha Derbent, Yasemin Vardarlılar
Curator: Ayşe Pınar Akalın
Creative Director: Taner Yılmaz


Muse Contemporary presents a group exhibition bringing together 12 contemporary artists of different backgrounds working with different mediums under one theme; "The Lightness of Being". The show curated by Ayşe Pınar Akalın – which is comprised of works from various disciplines such as sculpture, photography, and painting – aims to provide a transcendental experience, conveying the essence of ethereal beauty.

The exhibition will remarkably be introducing three artists to the Turkish art scene:

Ukrainian artist Aljoscha, who is best known for his conceptual installations and sculptures based on ideas of bioism, using materials such as polymethyl methacrylat. Aljoscha's works have never before been displayed in Turkey, marking this exhibition as his premiere in the country.

Paolo Campagnolo with his shimmering design incorporating mixed techniques with metallic paint on canvas will be showing his first work at a gallery exhibition in Turkey.

Additionally, upcoming Turkish painter Kübra Inanç will be debuting for the very first time at a private gallery. The promising young artist focuses mainly on oil and acrylic paintings that take shape around notions of human and dystopia.

The exhibition will be open to visitors starting from 17th of February to 17th of March, at Muse Contemporary's home-base gallery in Levent.

During this period, you can expect to find Jake Michael Singer's birdlike statues, Canan Savaş's organic mixed media works, Kübra Yarar's abstract acrylic paintings, Lithian Ricci's fantastical carnivalesque paintings, Rahşan Düren's expressive oil painting, Sandra Çavdar's dreamlike creations, Sezin Aksoy's transformational acrylic and oil paintings, Süha Derbent's wildlife photography, and Yasemin Vardarlılar's unconventional ceramics.