Endless! Evin Art Gallery
Between 6 September- 26 October, 2019, Evin Art Gallery will be hosting a group exhibition titled "Endless!", curated by Nihal Elvan Erturan and comprised of works by Vahap Avşar, Konstantin Bojanov, Ergin Çavuşoğlu, Ahmet Elhan, Işık Güner, Hakan Gürsoytrak, Nasip İyem, Ekin Saçlıoğlu and Tuğçe Ulugün Tuna.
Inspired by the "Seventh Continent" concept of the 16. Istanbul Biannual, Endless! is being prepared by a multi-layered host of ideas traversing the past/present/future, the new and the old, as well as that "trash of human/ity" that keeps on piling up in the middle of the ocean. At a time when the end of universal values, ideologies, history, nature and art has been proclaimed, the exhibition attempts to reconsider modernism as a progressive movement that points towards "the new".
The exhibition hosts nine artist that comment on "history", "today", "the self", "the body", and nature utilizing contemporary materials/techniques while thinking about modern times both through their past and their aftermath. Vahap Avşar, Konstantin Bojanov, Ergin Çavuşoğlu, Ahmet Elhan, Işık Güner, Hakan Gürsoytrak, Nasip İyem, Ekin Saçlıoğlu and Tuğçe Ulugün Tuna provide a medley of works that sprawl around the whole space of the gallery with paintings, sculptures, installations, photographs and performances alike.
Endless! takes a look at the ways in which the rapid and formative changes of the past few centuries have altered artists' perceptions of time and their modes of questioning as it attempts to rethink new ways of establishing relationships between nature and the body. It witnessess that gesture where "every thing", which we assume and act as if it is an endless entity, returns to us by creating layered meanings/questions/ issues.
The catalogue of the exhibition will be introduced on Saturday, September 28th at 15:00. Furthermore, throughout the exhibition on every Friday there will be performances curated by Tuğçe Ulugün Tuna.
Performance Artists: Ekin Ançel, Ufuk Fakıoğlu, Ekin Önce, Hilal Sibel Pekel, Tuğçe Ulugün Tuna, Diren Ezgi Yıldızkan.
The exhibition Endless! could be seen at Evin Art Gallery until October 26th, 2019.
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