OJ Presents; ‘Clear fish, real Water’ a solo show by Kerim Zapsu

OJ happily presents Kerim Zapsu’s third solo show ‘Clear fish, real Water’ which will be opening its doors on 13th March 2020. The exhibition consists of site-specific installations, paintings, and sculptures made by the artist in 2019 – 2020.

Kerim Zapsu focuses on motions between mechanics and organics in his practice. ‘Clear fish, real Water’ leans on the practical process that arises from the possibilities of how manipulative the laws of physics can actually be. At the center of the exhibition lies the frequently questioned concept that is our perception of reality. From there Zapsu’s works sparks up a flow of ideas such as; if the laws of physics that construct our concept of reality, change; will it change our perception too? or ‘Which one is fake, the fish or the aquarium?’.

Kerim Zapsu born in Munich, Germany, 1989. Graduated from Parsons School of Design, currently based in Istanbul. His previous solo show ‘7,680,000,000’ took place at Ambidexter in 2019.Clear fish, real Water’ opens on March 13 at 6 PM at OJ art space in Tatar Beyi Sokak near Galata Tower, Istanbul. It can be seen until 5th April 2020.

Past Exhibits

‘The Portal of God is Non-Existence’ x A group show initiated by Bora Akıncıtürk | 14 February – 6 March 2020

OJ happily presents ‘The Portal of God is Non-Existence’ featuring Bora Akıncıtürk, Iain Ball, Olga Fedorova, Pınar Marul, Edward Shenk, Sinem Yıldırım with an accompanying text by Iain Ball.

Watermelon Show x Nazım Ünal Yılmaz | 11 May – 3 June 2018

OJ happy to present Nazım Ünal Yılmaz’s solo painting exhibition ‘Watermelon Show’

ANAGRAM x Leyla Gediz | 07 April 2018 – 29 April 2018

OJ is happy to present Leylâ Gediz’s solo exhibition ANAGRAM – organized with the support of The Pill Contemporary Art. In the exhibition Leyla Gediz share with viewers her video work titled ‘Parabéns’ and site-specific installations along with a painting.

Unkown x Pınar Marul | 16 February – 11 March 2018

OJ presents Pınar Marul’s first solo show ‘Bilinmeyen/Unknown’ – an obscure frame of reality. The Cyberpunk exhibition builds a surreal setting that brings along its possibilities, where the sci-fi works create a moment in contemporary art.

Oil Soaked Flannel x Paul Barsch | 19 January – 2 February 2018

OJ Presents; Paul Barsch, Berlin-based artist’s first solo show in Istanbul. The exhibition, Oil Soaked Flannel contains video work and site-specific installations with sculptures.

Your Account Has Been Suspended x Pierre Clement | 15 December – 31 December 2017

OJ Presents: Pierre Clement’s first solo show in Istanbul; ‘Your Account Has Been Suspended focuses on human extinction and post-apocalyptic scenarios. The exhibition, includes site specific installations of the artist, produced in Istanbul.

Lovely Fucking Greys x Mert Diner | 10 November – 10 December 2017

OJ Presents, ‘lovely fucking greys‘ a solo show containing new series of paintings by Mert Diner – Istanbul based artist.

EMZIRMEK x Maurizio Vicere | 20 October – 1 November 2017

OJ Presents: Maurizio Vicere‘s first solo show in Istanbul; ‘EMZIRMEK’ (almost nothing that really matters).

Curated by Fiona Vilmer

Paradise On Mars x Group Show | 15 September – 29 September 2017

OJ happily presents “Paradise On Mars”, a group show curated by Erdem Çetrez that brings together artists Adam Stamp, Andrew Birk, Berk Cakmakci, Bora Akinciturk, Burkut Kum, Emma Stern, Huey Crowley, Lara Joy Evans, Michele Gabriele, Monia Ben Hamouda, Nicole Colombo, Pınar Marul and Vitaly Bezpalov.

small is ok too x Mert Diner | 22 September 2017 – 5 October 2017

OJ Presents; a studio show by Mert Dinersmall is ok too“, consists of non-displayed small paintings by Mert Diner produced between 2012-2017.

It won’t only kill you, it will hurt the whole time you’re dying x Monia Ben Hamouda + Michele Gabriele | 24 May 2017 – 10 June 2017

OJ presents “It won’t only kill you, it will hurt the whole time you’re dying“, the double solo show of Monia Ben Hamouda and Michele Gabriele 

If I can not fuck, it is not my tradition x Nazım Ünal Yılmaz + Özlem Ünlü | 28 April 2017 – 14 May 2017

OJ happily presents the first duo show of Nazım Ünal Yılmaz and Özlem Ünlü, in “If l can not fuck, it is not my tradition”.

Home Sick, Sick Home x Okan Yıldırım | April 6 – April 21 2017

OJ presents Okan Yıldırım‘s first solo show in Turkey. The exhibition includes site specific installations, photography and paintings produced by the artist in Istanbul. Home Sick, Sick Home carries pop icons to a post-punk world.

UNITEDMELT x Fresh Max | 17 March – 31 March 2017

Poligon ‘The Shooting Gallery’ and Orange Juice present the refurbished exhibition of Fresh Max’s  -U N I T E D M E L T- curated by M. Ulas Parkan.

Curtain of Like x Bora Akıncıtürk + Berk Çakmakçı | 17 February – 3 March 2017

Orange Juice is happy to present its second opening, which marks the first duo exhibition of Bora Akıncıtürk and Berk Çakmakçı, entitled ‘Curtain of Like’, opening on the 17th of February -running until March 3.

Memorial Danger Zone x Burkut Kum | 23 Dec – 1 Feb 2017

Orange Juice presents Burkut Kum‘s first solo exhibition, Memorial Danger Zone, a series of newly commissioned works reflecting on esoteric possibilities through two-dimensional aesthetics, experiments on sculptural installations and site-specific video-works curated by Selin Turam.