Only art penetrates what pride, passion, intelligence and habit erect on all sides - the seeming realities of this world. There is another reality, the genuine one, which we lose sight of. This other reality is always sending us hints, which, without art, we can’t receive. Proust calls these hints our “true impressions.” The true impressions, our persistent intuitions, will, without art, be hidden from us and we will be left with nothing but a “terminology for practical ends which we falsely call life.”

Saul Bellow, excerpt from his Nobel Lecture, 1976

The exhibition is ended on 12 October 2015


Dr. Rahşan Düren (MD) was born in Flensburg, Germany, in 1975. After completing primary and high school education in Germany, Switzerland, and Italy, Düren studied medicine at Koln University and History of Art, Philosophy, and Political Sciences at RWTH Aachen. She had her residency in Adult Psychiatry at the Faculty of Medicine, Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey. Düren held a fellowship in Neuroscience at MUSC, South Carolina. Dr. Düren served at the Psychiatry Unit of the American Hospital, Istanbul.

Dr. Düren’s scientific and artistic projects include:

Installation/Vernissage, Zorlu Performing Arts Center, Istanbul, September 2015

Institute of Clinical Neuroscience, Harvard Medical School

Berenson Allen Center – Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, October 2015

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