The exibition features the work of 10 artists all examining the theme of revenge in the face of human evil from varying perspectives. The relationship between trauma and memory with the capacity to either fester or forget is highlighted with photographs. All the works are presented as spatial installations.
Artists included are: Adel Abidin, Almagul Manlibayeva, Ayman Yossri Daydban, Bahar Behrani, Ceren Oykut, Constantinos Taliotis, İpek Duben, Özgül Ezgin, Rheim Alkadhi andYane Calovski.
Curated by Basak Senova
Aftermath aims to penetrate the relationship between the concepts of memory and evil. In the same vein, the content of the exhibition probes into the tension between the forgotten realities and things one desires to sink into oblivion; between collective dementia and personal stories—whose plots are being generated every time they are told; and ultimately between justifications and reckonings with the past.
By departing from the act of questioning, Aftermath inhabits works that investigate and produce psychological situations, as well as works rendering social and political realities. The exhibition was designed to address the tidal situation between "to forget" and "not to forget". Each work in the exhibition processes various perceptive dimensions of "evil", while the key common point of the works in the exhibition is the use of symbolism. In this respect, all of the works allow the viewer to perceive them in multiple levels and layers. The viewer is always subject to becoming an active participant of the situations that the works address.
Each work in the exhibition claims its own territory by challenging the medium/media, which it works through; hence, all the works are presented as spatial installations. The gallery space is physically, totally covered by the works.
Aftermath is accompanied by a book, edited by Basak Senova, which functions as a critical guide to the exhibition. The book observes the works with a wide range of perspectives by writers, critics, and curators such as Andreas Vrahimis, Cathy Byrd, Ece Pazarbaşı, Doris Chon, Lewis Johnson, Maia Damianovic, Rijin Sahakian, Robert Kluijver, and Zehra Sonya.
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Opening: March 13rd, 2012, 18.30
Akbank Art Center
Istiklal Cad. No. 8 Beyoglu / Istanbul, Turkey
Tuesday–Saturday 10.30–19.30 hrs