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14 Mar 2014

Daniel Harms | Hold Tight | BAP//ISTANBUL

Daniel Harms | KONFLIKT | mixed media on canvas | 160x200cm | 2013 | © BAP//ISTANBUL

Curated by Tarik Ersin Yoleri


6th March – 14th April 2014

Sinem Keskinel
+90 212 243 8578
+90 212 243 8572

Luleci Hendek 20 Tophane

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BAP//ISTANBUL presents DANIEL HARMS' second solo exhibition „HOLD TIGHT' in Istanbul.

The exhibition 'HOLD TIGHT' displays twelve new exhibits by Daniel Harms. The artist was born in Hamburg in 1980 and has been living in Berlin since 2007. His colourful images have titles such as „Aasfresser' (scavenger) or „Konflikt' (conflict), banned onto large-format canvases in acrylic and charcoal. Daniel Harms' collage-like art depicts alienation and connections, his pictures are brave and full of allusions. 'Here we have an artist stepping on the throttle. Full speed. A tour de force through various styles of alternative art and rock music,' is how art historian Christoph Tannert (translated by Mason Ellis Murray) puts it. Harms' work is inspired by comics and characters in children's books. It is radical and full of strong emotions.
A native of Hamburg Daniel Harms is motivated by his personal history and events deeply rooted in his home town of Hamburg. His previous last solo exhibition presented by BERLINARTPROJECTS and titled 'Redux' was shown in the gallery in Berlin.

BERLINARTPROJECTS, based in a former automobile factory in Berlin-Kreuzberg, works closely together with young, upcoming artists. The gallery primarily supports and promotes recent art school graduates during the important stage when they enter the art world and it accompanies them along the way. Another important emphasis is the focus on contemporary artists from Berlin and Istanbul, an aspect reflected in both the selection of artists featured in its programme and its close ties to the Turkish art fair Contemporary Istanbul. In June 2012 BERLINARTPROJECTS opened up a large showroom, BAP//ISTANBUL in Tophane, a trendy district of Istanbul, in which you can also find the Museum Istanbul Modern and the Mimar Sinan University of fine arts.