Since its opening in September 2017, adas, short for “Architecture Design Art Space,” has reconstructed an old building in Seyrantepe with a contemporary approach. In contrast to the surrounding neighborhood, the art space is clean-cut, with white and charcoal walls that hold layers of art—literally and figuratively—unveiled to the viewer.
According to adas founder Ömer Özyürek, his center is a direct reflection of his journey, or as he describes it, love affair, collecting and appreciating art. After a decade of interest in contemporary art, he started to collect pieces from around the world and recently turned his focus from private collecting to public viewing. The adas space functions as a storage area for the many works in Özyürek’s collection, as well as a multifunctional space where he can share select art pieces with the public.
Özyürek states that adas, as with any newly-opened space, will take some time to reach its final form. Looking to the future, adas seeks to provide a place for both solo artists and curatorial exhibitions with a focus on art, design, and architecture, organized with intention and patience. “What we do at adas should have a certain standard,” Özyürek told The Guide Istanbul. “We want guests to say that they waited two months to see a new show, and it was indeed worth the wait.” Just a five-minute walk from the Seyrantepe M2 metro, adas is awaiting viewers to show them a taste of its unexpected but worthwhile space.
adas is open Tuesday-Saturday 10am-6pm, as well as Sunday and Monday by appointment.
Çalışkan Sok No.33, Seyrantepe; T: (0212) 280 34 42