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REVIEWS

ISTANBUL

Arter – Space for Art

Ali Mahmut Demirel

Isle

ALI MAHMUT DEMIREL, The Pit, 2017,  still image of three-channel 4K video with color and sound: 6 min 45 sec. 

Courtesy the artist and Arter, Istanbul.

Walking into Ali Mahmut Demirel’s solo exhibition “Isle” was like walking into a dark cave on a remote island, in a postapocalyptic future. The dimly lit entrance to the exhibition immediately summoned a sacred and isolated place, intensified by the recorded sounds of nature and the dark, narrow paths leading to four of Demirel’s…

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