x-ist takes place in Art Basel in Hong Kong 2013 between May 23-26, 2013 with the works of two Turkish artists, Nuri Kuzucan and Ceren Oykut, both of who focus on the city in their work. The established painter Nuri Kuzucan paints his impressions of the city concentrating on urban architecture, whereas Ceren Oykut, the drawer dissects and re-combines different elements and stories within the city in her giant works that resemble miniatures.
“Alliance”, the 6th solo exhibition of Ansen who is one of the most prominent young artsists of the contemporary Turkish art, is opening at x-ist on May, 9th. In his works, which have been influential both domestically and internationally, Ansen transforms mundane daily objects that might otherwise escape our attention, composing new narratives with ironic commentary by active manipulation in a digital environment. The artist, who combines the approaches of painting, sculpture and photography, sometimes questions a political or social issue or creates his own story and characters.