Canan Tolon: Sidesteps

15 Jan 2014 – 16 Mar 2014

Event times

Monday: by prior arrangement, Tuesday ' Saturday: 10 am ' 6 pm, Sunday: 12 ' 5 pm

Cost of entry



Travel Information

  • Bus: 43, 205 and 214
  • Tube: Old Street / Angel

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Artist's first solo exhibition in a London institution


Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art is delighted to present a solo exhibition of works by Turkish-born artist Canan Tolon. This, her first major exhibition in a London institution, provides in-depth insight into her works from 1986 to the present day. It includes Futur imparfait, 1986'1999, a series of 33 ink-wash and crayon figurative drawings that were recently acquired by the British Museum. At Parasol unit they will be on show all together for the first time in the UK.

Born in Istanbul, Canan Tolon now lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA and in Istanbul, Turkey. This exhibition is curated by Ziba Ardalan, Founder/Director of Parasol unit.

Parasol unit is grateful for the generous support of Berna and Tolga Tuglular, Mehves-Dalinc Ariburnu, Caroline Landin, the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism and those who wish to remain anonymous.

Canan Tolon: Sidesteps is accompanied by a comprehensive book, including an artist interview by Ziba Ardalan and essays by Bill Berkson and John Yau, published by Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art. A related programme of educational events at the gallery will include lectures, poetry readings, animation and storytelling workshops.


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