Anna Laudel Istanbul will host Hanefi Yeter's comprehensive solo exhibition titled Vesile, which will feature works from the artist's various compositions, sculptures, drawings, and ceramic works created since 2019, between December 16, 2022 and February 11, 2023.
Hanefi Yeter’s exhibition is based on the notions of nature and human connections, representing both the gifts and beauties that nature gives, as well as the excruciating consequences of humanity’s attitude toward nature. While the artist’s purpose is to raise awareness and sensitivity, he sees his art as a means of effecting change.
The artist claims that in prior production procedures, he had more opportunities to communicate with the outside world. Hanefi Yeter, on the other hand, uses his unique perspective and method of expression in his current works from the last three years to depict the changes and developments experienced in a period of estrangement and dread.
Inspired by the ancient Greek philosopher Socrates’ statement “The unexamined life is not worth living,” one of the exhibition’s highlights is a collection of pottery hand-picked by the artist from Turkey’s Ayvalık area.
Hanefi Yeter’s solo show Vesile, which spans two floors of Anna Laudel Istanbul, is on display until February 11, 2023.
The exhibition is named after the Turkish term “vesile,” which is a unique statement of means, reason, cause, opportunity, and occasion.
Hanefi Yeter was born in 1947 in Bayburt. In 1967, he began his schooling at the State Academy of Fine Arts’ Workshop of Bedri Rahmi Eyüboğlu and afterwards studied at Bedri Rahmi Eyüboğlu’s Private Workshop. In 1970, he acquired the right to receive art training at the “Academie des Beaux-Arts” in Paris; however, due to personal circumstances, he was unable to complete that degree and returned to Istanbul. He finished his schooling at the Academy and graduated in 1972. He completed the State Scholarship Examination in 1973 and began postgraduate studies at the Fine Arts Academy in Berlin, where he graduated in 1978.
He has had over 90 solo shows and has taken part in numerous group exhibitions in Turkey and abroad, including Vienna, Paris, Brussels, Manchester City, and various German cities. He was the first Turkish-born artist to have a personal exhibition in East Germany. His catalogue was created with specific authorization for that exhibition. His art is in national and international museums, as well as private collections. In Berlin, he painted five murals, two ceramic facades, two mosaic panels, one sculpture, and three murals in Darmstadt. Between the dates 2006 and 2012 he performed up to 100 sculptures and reliefs in the malls Forum Mersin, Aydin, Denizli, Trabzon, Ankara, Bursa, Istanbul, Antalya, Tarsus and Nevşehir. Currently, Yeter continues to work in Istanbul and Bodrum.