Komet- 1985 - 1986

(21 January-15 February 1986)

The exhibition that 19 paintings of Komet have been exhibited was also the first exhibition that Rabia Çapa wore artist dress for the first time at the opening.

Articles about the exhibition:

  • Ozay Erkılıç, “Görsel Büyü ve Komet”, Sanat Çevresi magazine, March 1986.
  • Ahmet Köksal, “İnsan, Doğa, Düş ve Gerçek Çevresinde”, Milliyet Sanat magazine, 1 February 1986.
  • Ahmet Oktay, “Komet İçin Küçük Ezgi”, Milliyet newspaper, 28 January 1986.
  • Sezer Tansuğ, “1986 Başında Bir Sergi: Komet”, Posta newspaper, 7 February 1986. 
  • Anonymous, “Türk Resmi Henüz Avrupalı Değil”, Milliyet newspaper, 2 February 1986.
  • Ece Ayhan, “Ressam Komet’le Yengeç Dönencesi’nde Bir Konuşma”, Cumhuriyet newspaper, 28 January 1986.
  • Anonymous, “Komet’in Son Resimleri Maçka Sanat’ta Sergileniyor”, Cumhuriyet newspaper, 24 January 1986.
  • Anonymous, “İstanbul Sergileri”, Hürriyet Gösteri magazine, February 1986.
  • Anonymous, “Komet İstanbul’a Geldi”, Sanat Çevresi magazine, February 1986.

“I met the two sisters in Paris. I have known Rabia and met with Varlık there. At that time, they decided to establish Maçka.Via Tunç Tüfekçi (Rabia's friend from the Academy) we got together. I opened my first exhibition here in 77. Later, I had solo exhibitions in 79 and 86. I also participated in group exhibitions. We shared wonderful days together. Great friendships and memories… The whole art world, writers, and the press were there. I was visiting MAG when I was in Turkey. Even though I did not have a new exhibition after 86, our friendship continued. This was a nest, a nest for art, not a business firm. What was built was through friendship. Back then, there weren’t many art events like today. Such an environment was important for contemporary art. Today there are many fairs, biennials, galleries… Rabia kept her stand after losing Varlık. The gallery had difficult times but they overcame it. It is not an easy thing to carry on for such a long time without economic concerns.”
Komet (29.04.2016)

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