Elgiz Collection is presented to the audience this summer with its new selection “Projection of Presence”. It suggests individual questioning to the 11th Terrace Exhibition which raises awareness to the environmental problem under the title “Is There Life On Earth?”.

“Nature”, attributed to the community created by flora and wild animals which is far away from urban areas, was the earth itself, prior to the presence of humanity.

In order to create their own living spaces within the nature, humans build roads and houses. Inside those geometrical figures, they create their own worlds. Together, those small worlds give rise to new lives. In the living spaces that humans create by interfering the nature with geometrical forms, humans continue to sustain their presence.

The mind questions its own self and memory while watching the outside world from the inside of the body: Life is complicated and overwhelming. When looking out of a plane window, the eye notices something: In the nature we call earth, living spaces are geometrical figures and humans are merely forms, independent of boundaries, time and space. They are mainly pieces of nature within its own cycle.

In the “Projection of Presence”, the abstract works from various regions and time periods are questioning their own selves, together with the geometrical forms that we encounter in the nature, sometimes in form of a line or a figure, composing a harmonic narrative like human and nature create together.


Abdurrahman Öztoprak, Abidin Dino, Ahmet Oran, Alexander Liberman, Ali İsmail Türemen, Candeğer Furtun, Donald Baechler, Emmanuel Bornstein, Ergin İnan, Fahrelnissa Zeid, Fernando Canovas, Gilbert & George, Habip Aydoğdu, Jorge Pardo, Kemal Önsoy, Nejad Devrim, Rebecca Horn, Richard Prince, Stephan Balkenhol, Stephen Dean, Thomas Struth, Wang Xiaoshuang