Day, Light, Night is a celebration of Tepta Lighting’s 25th anniversary at the Istanbul Museum of Modern Art in Turkey. The first installation in the region to exclusively focus on lighting, it showcases bespoke experiential creation from leading architects, artists and lighting design-oriented brands represented by Tepta in Turkey, including Tabanlioglu Architects and Aqua Creations.
The exhibition showcases nine different artworks and installations curated by leading lighting designer Ulrik Brandi. Organised to remark the importance of light in daily life and architecture, the exhibition showcases work that interpreted natural light not through imitation but inspiration.
“Natural light leads us through our days and nights – in other words through our whole lives. Natural light makes us healthy and happy and helps us to experience our environment. It creates different atmospheres. So, why don’t we learn more from natural light when we create spaces with artificial light? Let’s not imitate, let’s be inspired by natural light.” – Ulrike Brandi, Curator
Mood Board Magazine is excited to feature two of our favourite installations from the exhibition.
Video Art Lamp
Aqua Creations is a lighting and furniture Atelier that was founded in 1994 as the small household business of photographer Albi Serfaty and artist Ayala Serfaty and has now grown into an international brand with global sales and displays in over 100 lighting and interior stores worldwide. Their Video Art Lamp uses silk fabric, wrapped panelled frames, creating a soft wall that illuminates through the glow of projecting images, sourced from NASA.
The installation _Thur_ is inspired by the reflective capacity of a mirror to create numerous perspectives. Tabanlıoğlu Architects managed to capture the viewer’s imagination via a mix of visual play, reflection and diffusion. Every step taken into _Thru_ conveys a new surprise, with coincidental images illustrating the paradoxical narrative of “Day, Light, Night”.
“_Thur_ benefits from the lightness of the silk and the generative capacity of the mirrors; together they establish a labyrinth, guiding the visitor towards the source of illumination.” – Melkan Gursel, Tabanlioglu Architects
The exhibition is organised with the patronage of the Consulat General of Italia in İstanbul and will run through January 22, 2017 at the Istanbul Museum of Modern Art.
- Day, Light, Night
- 18 October 2016 – 22 January 2017
- Istanbul Museum of Modern Art
- Meclisi Mebusan Caddesi
Liman Sahası 4 Nolu Antrepo, Karaköy
Monday – Friday: 08.00 am – 17.00 pm