• Aslı Kutluay
  • Melting Point – on the Road
  • From April 4 till April 9, 2017
  • Official Opening hours: 11:30 - 23:30
  • Tuesday April 4

Curated by:
  • Vittorio Urbani
Assistant Curator:
  • Alessandro Fiorentino
Project manager:
  • Deniz Taner Gökçe
  • Via Gaetano Sbodio, 32/2 - 20134 Milano (MI)
Web site:

Melting Point, a traveling exhibition project by artist Aslı Kutluay and curator Vittorio Urbani, assistant curator Alessandro Fiorentino and project manager Deniz Taner Gökçe, is now at Milan Design Week after being shown in Venice Architecture Biennale Opening, Masseria Jesce in Altamura and Istanbul Design Biennale.

Melting Point project which is a story of journey, consists of the works, which were reflections on the phenomenon of “Global Warming”, showed structures at the point of “melting” or “cracking” on furniture and presented us with disturbing scenarios as if we have found ourselves in a magic mirror.

The artist has produced a coherent body of new works which are "non-functional" pieces of art and design object intending to create a connection among the artworks, site and visitors. At their essence, these new works suggest purification, a way to recover what we're losing in terms of ecology both of nature and mind and but also in terms of the quality of relationships between human beings.

Kutluay's site specific work is conventionally intended to be balanced on the threshold between art and design. If “art” is a metaphor transformed into an object, “design” is about the industrial production of functional objects, re-thought and re-designed according aesthetic ideas while respecting its functional destination. Kutluay’s work assesses whether these two fields can be further mixed, and their traditional divisions challenged in order to help us go deeper in this direction.

Tuesday 4th April 2017:
11:30 Doors Open.
13:00 Lunch event
15:00 Composite Bodies Workshop Presentation
19:00 Aperitivo/Cocktail sense-me Exhibitors.

Wednesday 5th April 2017:
11:30 Doors Open.
17:00 Press Preview
19:00 SBODIO32 Opening Party.
22:00 DJ set

Thursday 6th April 2017:
11:30 Doors Open.
19:00 SBD32 Eyewear Launch Party
22:00 DJ Set

Friday 7th April 2017:
11:30 Doors Open.
19:00 Performance
22:00 INCISO Event

Saturday 8th April 2017:
11:30 Doors Open.
19:00 Performance
22:00 SBODIO32 Closing Party

Sunday 9th April 2017:
11:30 Doors Open.
14:00 Brunch / sense-me closing festival
18:00 Final Performance
00:00 Doors Close

Aslı Kutluay, designer and artist, born in 1970, lives and works in Ankara. She takes strong interest in presenting her country’s cul tural diversities, dilemmas and richeness. She transmits her observations into evocative stories displaying them in paintings, sculptures and installations.

Aslı Kutluay held solo exhibitions at: Cer Modern, PlatformArmony, Galeri Artist LAB and Kav Galleries in Ankara; Armaggan, Galeri Eksen, Elgiz Museum as parallel show with Istanbul Design Biennial Istanbul; Artifact Gallery in New York, Artem Gallery in Bratislava and Magazzino Gallery in Venice.

Group exhibitions:

“With his feet resting heavily on clouds” Curator Antonello Tolve, Michetti Museum, Pescara; “Opportunito Collettiva di Arte Contemporanea” & “Equilibri Armonici” Curator Marco Testa, Florence; “Essence of All Things” Curator Dores Sacquegna, PrimoPiano LivingGallery, Lecce in Italy;

“Flu Games Berlin” - Malzfabrik & “Infantellina Contemporary” in Berlin

“Energy for Life” & “One” with Armaggan Art & Design Gallery, Istanbul.

“Viaduc des Arts PARIS” &“Dialogue East & North” with Gallery Monteolivetto in Paris and Nice and “Je viens d’Anatolie...” Council of Europe des Arts Club Strasbourg in France.

She exhibited in Contemporary Istanbul Art Fair with Canadian Arteria Gallery and “Sofa Functional Art Fair” with Armaggan Gallery in Chicago.

Awards: She won the Conceptual Study Award at “Pari Emballage” Paris, France

Masseria Jesce Cave
MeltingPoin Exhibition
MeltingPoint DreamsSetSailFor ElgizMuseum Istanbul
MeltingPoint ElgizMuseum Istanbul
MeltingPoint LastLook
MeltingPoint MasseriaJesce Cave Altamura
On the Top of the Building
Opening magazzino gallery
crack low
stalactite low
View the embedded image gallery online at: http://nuovaicona.org/exhibitions-and-events/other-venues/asli-kutluay-melting-point-on-the-road