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Ahmed Adnan Saygun Arts Center Mithatpaşa Caddesi No: 1087 Güzelyalı - Izmir, Turkey iletisim@aassm.org.tr 0 232 293 38 18 / 19 / 20

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August 19, 2013 Silk Road: Sublime Spaces Photography Exhibition by Lynn Gilbert at the Ahmed Adnan Saygun Art Center Izmir Turkey November 12- 30, 2013 The Ahmed Adnan Saygun Arts Center, Izmir, Turkey, will host a photographic exhibition of New York Photographer Lynn Gilbert entitled Silk Road: Sublime Spaces. The exhibition features twenty-five domestic interiors of Turkish homes, photographed during Gilbert’s seven photographic journeys to hundreds of private residences along The Silk Road since 2008. "Lynn Gilbert’s photographs of our peoples’ homes capture not only the décor of our people, and the styles in which we live – but most importantly the pride, character and traditions of our people." Nagihan Genc, Director

...Lynn Gilbert’s photographs make you feel as though you are stepping through a door into another world... Nagihan Genc, Director of the Ahmed Adnan Saygun Arts Center of the Ahmed Adnan Saygun Arts Center. The exhibition will run at the Ahmed Adnan Saygun Arts Center, Mithatpa!a Caddesi No: 1087, Güzelyalı - Izmir, Turkey, November 12 - 30, 2013, Weekdays & Saturday: 09:00 - 17:30. This series of images captures a part of our culture that has never been photographed before. Gilbert’s subjects include modest and luxurious spaces, in which she layers depth, pattern, texture, and detail to achieve images of elegance and harmony. Through objects of daily use and possessions handed down through generations, the presence of the homeowners is felt whether they are in the portraits or not. Lynn Gilbert’s body of work spans decades and continents. Like Rembrandt and Vermeer, Gilbert creates a combination of the illusory and the real with natural light through her camera lens. The freshness of Gilbert’s vision makes viewers suspend reality for the moment and forget these homes exist in a world

surrounded by the Arab Spring, as they step into a world that is mysterious, powerful, magical and timeless. Lynn Gilbert is a widely published photographer based in New York City. Her mid-1970s collection, "Children in Repose" portrays the unique individuality of children from more than 100 New York families of different socio-economic backgrounds. Her book, "Particular Passions: Talks with Women who have Shaped our Times," includes portraits and oral biographies of the most notable women of the late 20th Century -- Julia Child, Billie Jean King, Diana Vreeland, Gloria Steinem and Betty Friedan. For more information please contact: Seda Çelikta!, seda.ege@gmail.com, 0 232 293 38 18 Gilbert's portfolio is online at www.lynn-gilbert.com

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