March 23, 2016 - ARTER - space for art - Bahar Yürükoğlu: Flow Through / Murat Akagündüz: Vertigo / Şener Özmen: Unfiltered
March 23, 2016

ARTER - space for art

(1) Bahar Yürükoğlu, Figure in Gold, 2015. Photograph. (2) Murat Akagündüz, 42*31"19.68"N. 43*37"54.66"E. from the "Kaf" series, 2015. Oil on canvas, 200 x 150 cm. (3) Şener Özmen, Women Jumping Rope (still), 2016. HD video, colour, sound, 5 minutes.

Bahar Yürükoğlu: Flow Through
Murat Akagündüz: Vertigo
Şener Özmen: Unfiltered
March 30–May 15, 2016

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Three concurrent solo exhibitions consisting of all-new works by Bahar Yürükoğlu, Murat Akagündüz and Şener Özmen will take place at Arter from March 30 to May 15, 2016. Each exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated publication.

Bahar Yürükoğlu: Flow Through
Curator: Duygu Demir

Flow Through takes as its departure point Bahar Yürükoğlu’s experiences during her travels to the Arctic Circle in 2015, both in the summertime, when the sun doesn’t set, and during the winter months, when darkness prevails. In this exhibition, the artist creates fictional spaces based on the dualities she observed in the Arctic region through light, colour and sound. Blurring the boundaries between presence and absence, past and future, nature and civilisation, cyclical movements and inevitable transformations, the installations, photographs and videos in this exhibition test the viewer’s perceptive capacities, and demand that the dichotomy between the subject and the object is set aside. 

Murat Akagündüz: Vertigo
Curator: Aslı Seven

Murat Akagündüz’s exhibition presents a series of white on white oil paintings depicting some of world’s highest mountain peaks as seen on Google Earth, and explores the transformation of the human-nature relationship within the landscape tradition. How is the act of painting transformed when we rely upon the mediation of digital data to depict an actual physical landscape? In a satellite view of the earth, the paintings represent a vertical perspective; with the horizon nowhere to be found, our sense of being grounded is disrupted, and a sense of vertigo sets in.

Şener Özmen: Unfiltered
Curator: Süreyyya Evren

Şener Özmen's exhibition tackles the concept of “recognition," and expands into the artist’s individual “demands and desires” which arise following the process of being recognised. Exploring the position of the artists who have been associated with a fixed social identity, the exhibition is structured around platforms that allude to a vernacular architectural wooden form used in hot climates to spend summer nights outdoors. In the exhibition, these pieces function as planes for revisiting desires and creating new memories.

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