“Mines and Ores”
Gallery Apel tries to explore a topical theme at least once in its yearly program, and aims to share with viewers diverse interpretations of this theme by a large number of artists. The theme “mines and ores” was selected within this line for the exhibition held by Gallery Apel concurrently with the 14th International Istanbul Biennial. In prehistoric times, humans discovered ores that are often hidden underground in nature, and began to search for ways to make use of these ores. Many epics have been composed of stories glorifying the feats of human beings who could pierce mountains and smelt the ores. Parallel to cultural and technological developments, humankind’s relationship with mines grew ever closer.