INTERSTICES | Stour Space Gallery, London
Ralph Anderson, Amelia Bowles, Secil Erel, Antoine Langenieux-Villard
The factors that compose a work of art are varied. Interstice means a space that intervenes between things. The interaction of the audience, time, place and space forms the dialogue between artworks and creates interstices.
Interstices brings together artists from different places and sub-cultures around the world. Exhibiting artists from England, France, Scotland and Turkey, this exhibition aims to inhabit the space between their cultures. An experience starts between space and artwork. The two main concepts that form this experience are defined as time and place. David Harvey animated time not as a flow, but as memories of living places. Therefore, he defends the opinion of history -as the main material of social expression- leaving its place to art and time leaving its place to space. These definitions that manifest the decisiveness of an individual's senses in perception of space and time, which also have a place within modern and contemporary art.
Interstices argues that the experience of an artwork is only realised by being physically in front of the work. The exhibition presents artworks that have contemporaneous physical and retinal paths, creating niche abstract systems of colours, dimensions and layers. Holding within them the rhythms of the individual’s memory and daily life. When presented together the artworks generate new energies and re-establish their identity. Artists use different techniques and materials in similar ways which are collage, painting, pattern, map, tactile sensation, illusion and physical reality.
Interstices is the first exhibition held by Art Elsewhere. The exhibition features artworks by; Ralph Anderson, Amelia Bowles, Secil Erel and Antoine Langenieux-Villard. The exhibition will take place on the 10th of November 2017 at Stour Space, London and is curated by Senem Cagla Bilgin.
THE MONSTER CALLED CURATOR | Siyah Beyaz Art Gallery
'The Monster Called Curator' exhibition, curated by Senem Cagla Bilgin, which is taking place in Siyah Beyaz Gallery, is bringing nine different artists who work in different fields and their work together.
The curatorship which has not been able to create a professional network for its own as a field of profession and education in Turkey and has become simply 'fashionable' in recent years, is described as 'The authorized person who organizes events and manages the Museum, Library, Exhibition etc in Turkish Language Society. This term, acquainted in the 1980s Turkey, started to progress through the projects, exhibitions, themes, sponsors in art platforms of different functions with the 90s but today it almost lost its function.
The ideas that are simulated by curators, give an edge to the subjective and directive sides of a person who suggests manufacturing method to the artists, completely distinguishes artworks as a merchandise, is free of philosophical and sociological justifications. Consequently, we are facing with 'monsters' that lost its place between the artist and the crowd, describe content without criticism, that are fed by historical facts which continuously exist, subject the facts to loss of function and importance. At this point, the 'The Monster Called Curator' exhibition that reconstructs the relationship between the curator and artist rather than these descriptions, analyzes the perception of the artists about the curator, follows a path of enhancement in every field with an interdisciplinary approach that involves painting, sculpture, video art and performing arts and asks; Who is this monster called curator?
Artists: Burak Ata, Fırat Engin, Nihat Kemankaşlı, Joana Kohen, Mehmet Kosemen, Murathan Ozbek, Ardan Özmenoğlu, Seçkin Pirim, Tuğberk Selçuk
POUNDS FOR BREAD | Unit G Gallery
'Pounds For Bread' by East London artist Cristina BanBan. Cristina is the winner of the Hackney WickED Art Prize 2016 organized jointly by Unit G Gallery and Hackney WickED. Working from Mother Studio, the painter was one of the 20 local artists who had been selected by the Gallery to participate in the prize. Cristina was chosen for her style of the painting representing the life of an artist in East London.