Zilberman Gallery–Istanbul is pleased to present the 10th exhibition of Young Fresh Different selection, also known as YFD, which started to reach out to young artists in 2009, Young Fresh Different 10: One Must Continue curated by artist Burçak Bingöl. With works of 12 artists who took part in the previous selections, Eda Aslan, Özgür Atlagan, Alpin Arda Bağcık, Zeynep Beler, Sevinç Çalhanoğlu, Nazlı Erdemirel, Gizem Karakaş, Zeynep Kayan, Gülşah Mursaloğlu, Ali Şentürk, Ezgi Tok and Hasan Özgür Top, YFD 10, will be on view at the main gallery space of Zilberman Gallery–Istanbul in Mısır Apartment from July 13 to August 17, 2019.
As part of Zilberman Gallery’s programming that lies beyond its functions as a commercial gallery, the selection of YFD with the aim of providing young artists with exposure is evaluated with a different committee each year. Announced as a national open call, the exhibition provides space for young artists and starts dialogues between them and the gallery.
This particular exhibition with 12 artists from the previous editions of YFD looks into the state of remaining as an artist after being an emerging artist. It works as an intermission for self-evaluation by being a retrospect to a 10 years-long process. Instead of searching for an overarching theme, it focuses on the original language these artists developed with devotion over the years and brings the works that organically formed through their artistic production together.
Curated by Burçak Bingöl, who worked for YFD directly during her post as an artistic director of the gallery (2010-2016), this exhibition mostly presents newly produced works by these previously selected 12 artists. It rethinks the sustainability of production itself. In addition to the works in the exhibition, the curator invites them to write their unique experiences to continue being an artist. These free-form texts express and portray the source of artistic concerns and psychological landscape in which the artworks emerge.
The title One Must Continue, specific to the 10th year, takes its inspiration from a Samuel Beckett quote included in Zeynep Kayan’s text for the exhibition. It is a wishful sub-title both for these artists to sustain their ambition to create as well as a call for institutions to keep their support and encouragement through projects like YFD.
There will be an accompanying catalog, including detailed documentation of the exhibition as well as notes and images on the production processes alongside texts by the curator and the artists.