Serpil Yeter: See Another

Serpil Yeter: See Another

Anna Laudel

View of Serpil Yeter, See Another, Anna Laudel Istanbul, 2024.

January 23, 2024
Serpil Yeter
See Another
January 12–February 23, 2024
Anna Laudel Istanbul
Kazancı Yokuşu 45, Gümüşsuyu, Beyoğlu
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The much-anticipated photography exhibition See Another by master artist Serpil Yeter is now on display to unveil a treasure trove of previously unseen creations. Recognized for skillfully interweaving social narratives with diverse textures and motifs, Yeter’s exhibition enticing the viewing public at Anna Laudel Istanbul until February 23, 2024.

See Another reveals Yeter’s observations and encounters in Istanbul’s local markets during the year 2000, which are  accompanied by innovative sound installations throughout the exhibition space. Yeter has meticulously captured each market stall as an art installation with the precision of an artist who has mastered her craft. By framing these scenes through the lens of her camera, Yeter invites the audience to embark on a nostalgic journey through time, providing a unique perspective on a local market that thrived at the cusp of the millennium.

Tracing the weariness of evenings and the soulful charm that lies within weathered market stalls, this exhibition is a testament to the artist’s attentive societal observations during her visits to Istanbul. Through both a realistic and aesthetic photographic eye, See Another weaves a rich tapestry that captures the essence of the artist’s encounters. This panorama is intricately designed to portray the daily challenges faced by market vendors, showcasing a mosaic of human stories that encapsulate diverse cultures, characters, impossibilities, and desires. The exhibition unfolds as a captivating narrative, providing viewers with a profound and striking glimpse into the manifold tapestry of these shared experiences.

In her artworks, Serpil Yeter skillfully incorporates details symbolising future anxieties and economic challenges within the unique arrangements of market stalls. Through her refined artistic language, she presents a balanced portrayal of life’s beauty and struggles, offering viewers a nuanced perspective on everyday life and its ordinary routine. 

Yeter’s exhibition serves as a reminder that local markets are more than colourful spectacles; they encompass a complex world of diverse emotions and realities, inviting the audience to explore the profound layers beneath its surface.

Serpil Yeter’s exhibition, See Another which reminds viewers that local markets encompass a complex world beyond being just a colourful spectacle, containing many emotions and realities, can be visited at Anna Laudel Istanbul unitl February 23, 2024.

Serpil Yeter 
Born in Istanbul in 1956, Serpil Yeter studied at the Istanbul State Academy of Fine Arts, Department of High Painting, from 1975 to 1981. Throughout her career, she has held solo exhibitions and participated in group shows, mostly abroad, in museums and galleries. The artist lived in Berlin, Germany, from 1980 to 2002, and since 2002, she has been working in Istanbul. 

Serpil Yeter has showcased her solo exhibitions in cities such as Hamburg, Berlin, Dormagen, Göttingen, Freiburg, Bremen, Darmstadt, Amsterdam, Istanbul, Kiel, Essen, Toronto, Lörrach, Antalya, Ankara, Izmir, and Çeşme since 1983. She has also participated in over 70 group exhibitions in cities including Berlin, Bonn, Brussels, Wuppertal, Göttingen, Bremen, Mannheim, Düsseldorf, Magdeburg, Graz, Vienna, Derneburg, Solingen, Gräfrath, Istanbul, Toronto, Ankara, Riga, Bodrum, Izmir, Eskişehir, and Bodrum, both nationally and internationally. Serpil Yeter’s works can be found in numerous museums and private collections both in Turkey and abroad.

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