Murat Bulut Aysan

Ravouna Mural
Istiklal Caddesi, Istanbul
2011

In the summer of 2011 I was commissioned by Galata Yapı (an Istanbul-based architects office) to do a mural on the protective wood covering of the historic Ravouna apartment during its restoration period. Rather than prepare a work myself, I decided instead to use this highly-exposed spot on İstiklal Caddesi as an opportunity to showcase three emerging Istanbul-based artists on what is one of the city's busiest and most popular pedestrian avenues. This allowed me to switch roles for a change from that of artist to that of curator, as well as offering an alternative venue of exposure for the artists involved.

CINS
CINS
Ravouna Mural left side
Erkut Terliksiz / Sinem Yıldırım
Sinem Yıldırım (detail)
Sinem Yıldırım (detail)