To Balkan Naci İslimyeli | Dogan Hizlan

Balkan Naci İslimyeli, one of the cornerstones of Turkish painting, also passed away.


When I visit their exhibitions, I have always felt the excitement of encountering something new. One would immediately notice the presence of a worldview behind his painting. He wasn’t one of those artists who picked up where they left off; he would take his innovation to the top and then take another innovative step. Painters like İslimyeli reminded the younger generation of artists of the importance of change.

It managed to reflect the two functions together. Both the line from yesterday to today and its extension into the future.

When I write a work from the exhibition at the Dolmabahçe Cultural Center, I give a hint to the audience.

Balkan Naci İslimyeliPVC pipes coming from the historical well fill the exhibition space.


She ‘Confidential Matters I also visited the exhibition.

Islamyeli He said about the exhibition:

“This exhibition has many clues for critics who want to write about me.”

In my exhibition notes, I wrote about the dresses that impressed me the most.

At the top of the comprehensive catalogue ‘For my father…’ It is called and the poem Baba is included.

Let’s end with this sentence:

“It’s the story of being able to change without taking refuge in the clichés of art, without falling into the traps of middle and common taste, without delivering on demand and, above all, remaining independent.”

My condolences to his family, may he rest in peace.

He will live on in his works.



DIARY deceased in this issue Ismail Mert Basat There are examples of writing and poetry on it.

A handwritten poem not included in his books:

“Love in two breaths, begin with the first breath,” I said to my eyes in the voice of a forgetful passenger, maybe love shall go

Perhaps it only goes to go to my wounds, wrapping a wandering grief.

To Balkan Naci İslimyeli
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Ahmed TelliThe pain on my shoulder poem Dominantdedicated: “Law on Ismail Mert Başat”

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Gültekin Emrefrom “Like my father’s novel”To the book ‘(2021) – Aykar Sonmez – Umit Yildirim

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Erol Manisalı’s walking stick collection is on display at SCHNEIDERTEMPEL Art Center.

What does Manisalı say about the exhibition?

“My entry into the sugar cane world stems from the symbolic legacy left to me by my late grandfather, Judge Hüseyin Bey.

Since the beginning of my university teaching I have studied walking sticks from street vendors to antique shops, from museums to galleries on my visits to Europe, Asia, Africa and America. The walking stick is actually the bridge that connects people with nature, history and archeology.


I have only displayed 25 of my collection in this modest exhibition.”

The exhibition can be visited between 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. except Mondays.

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