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January 10th - February 27th 2005 - K2/ İzmir
Adnan Yıldız, Can Özal, Ekin Saçlıoğlu, Erdağ Aksel, Gökçen Cabadan, Hale Tenger, Marius Dahl, Nermin Er, Selin Kabacaoğlu, Selim Birsel

January 14th 2005 – February 19th - Kasa Galeri/ İstanbul
Borga Kantürk, Elmas Deniz, Esra Okyay, Gençer Yüzer, Gökçe Süvari, Hakan Kırdar, Hayal İncedoğan, Mehmet Dere, Merve Şendil, Tufan Baltalar, Uğursal Şark

Kasa Gallery has invited another institution for the first time in its institutional history in order to work for a collaborated project. K2 Art Center which has been founded as an artists’ initiation, and Kasa Gallery are together opening their space for a project that is a product of a collective process.

alis Alis’e karşı/ alice vs. Alice” was first considered as an exhibition in April 2004 as a result of mutual discussions of two artists, Adnan Yıldız ve Borga Kantürk. Then, it became a project which is composed of two exhibitions in two different sites as two artist’s choice. The title which these two exhibitions have in common has two starting points. Firstly, it is the gathering of artists whose works follow up for fiction or illusion of dimension-size. The meeting point is that most of the works are produced by hand ad they are designed as the art objects that give hints about dramatic changes of size/ dimension, (sometimes including the spectator into themselves). These two exhibitions have aimed to focus on the artistic, social and political questions which the works ask in relation with the remarks of classics as “Alice In wonderland” or “Gulliver’s Journeys”.

Secondly, it is aimed to transform the spaces reflexively; to move centres of artistic productions into each other by organizing a structure that emphasizes the individual initiations and personal worlds of the artists. In other words, this projects is the gathering of artists with a bravery like Alice’s; by reminding that today’s world has been positioned on a evolution of fantasia and also its history. 11 artists who live in İzmir and work in K2 Art Center will bring their works to Istanbul; and in relation to this, 10 artists, of different generations, who live in Istanbul will take their works to İzmir. The two exhibitions will complete each other also by “building bridges” between the spaces.