Versus Art Project
Versus Art Project focuses on the socio-economic and cultural problems of the country it is located in. It aims to promote the representation, in the local and international arena, of a selection of young and subversive artists, whose works focus on themes such as lack of belonging or identity, displacement, migration, the position of women in the society, gentrification, urban memory and destruction of local culture. As of this season, its goal is to assume the role of a thematic contemporary gallery, with special focus on the representation of contemporary Turkish photography, together with the internationally recognised local photographers who have joined the team of the gallery. The gallery located in the historical neighbourhood Beyoğlu Taksim, has completed its four-year activity program, regularly participated in the existing local fairs, and, as of the end of this season, is entitled to represent Turkish art in fairs abroad, since it received accreditation to apply to and participate in international fairs. Versus Art Project established by Esra Leyla Unsal and Mert Unsal in 2013.