Necati Bey Caddesi 32, Karaköy, Istanbul 34420 | www.b-a-s.info | +90-555-503 38 47
Opening Hours: 12.00am-6.00pm Wed-Fri
BAS is an artist run space in Istanbul initiated by Banu Cennetoğlu (RA 2002/2003) where artists' books and publications are collected, displayed and produced.
With a primary focus on artist books and publications BAS collects, displays and will produce printed matter. BAS also aims to generate a new platform for Turkish artists to explore printed matter as an alternative space. A book can create a discussion because it demands the reader’s participation. It is not a detached or a distant participation; it is a direct one involving the reader’s body and mind.
BAS focuses on artists, writers, cultural producers and a curious, interested and engaged public. In a country where the art world is quite limited in terms of infrastructure, book art could be an efficient way to disseminate work and words. Local production will be the priority and the distribution will be developed by, partly already established, international contacts and collaboration.