TACTICS OF INVISIBILITY

Tactics of Invisibility

Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna

DURATION: April 16 – August 15, 2010
OPENING HOURS:
T-B A21, Himmelpfortgasse: Tue–Sun, 12:00 noon–6:00 pm

http://www.tba21.org

 Kutluğ Ataman Twelve, 2004    6-channel video installation Shot in HD, transferred to DVD, each ca. 50 min, color, sound each aprox 50 min
Kutluğ Ataman Twelve, 2004 6-channel video installation Shot in HD, transferred to DVD, each ca. 50 min, color, sound each aprox 50 min

Tactics of Invisibility brings together a variety of artistic positions from almost three decades, including works by pioneering figures such as Sarkis, Füsun Onur, and Ayşe Erkmen, who have influenced the minimalist and conceptual practices of the younger generation and paved the way for contemporary art from Turkey to receive international attention. In particular, the politically and socially engaged artistic practices of the 1990s – a critical period in which discourses such as multiculturalism, identity politics, migration, and minority politics came to the fore – were intensively discussed within the “Western” art world and also focused attention on the sociopolitical context of Turkish art. Even though the artistic practices of İnci Eviner, Kutluğ Ataman, and Hale Tenger have been nourished within this energetic and vibrant context, their work addresses these questions in very specific ways. The exhibition follows this line of postconceptual or minimalist artistic practice, looking at the recent production of the younger generation, represented by Cevdet Erek, Ali Kazma, Esra Ersen, Nilbar Güreş, Nasan Tur, Nevin Aladağ, Ahmet Öğüt, xurban_collective, and the artist initiative Hafriyat.

 Ayşe Erkmen Ghost, 2010, Audio and light installation 9 directional speakers, 12 lamps, 29 sec, looped Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin Commissioned by Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary and Vehbi Koç Foundation
Ayşe Erkmen Ghost, 2010, Audio and light installation 9 directional speakers, 12 lamps, 29 sec, looped Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin Commissioned by Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary and Vehbi Koç Foundation

ARTISTS: Nevin Aladağ, Kutluğ Ataman, Cevdet Erek, Ayşe Erkmen, Esra Ersen, İnci Eviner, Nilbar Güreş, Hafriyat, Ali Kazma, Ahmet Öğüt, Füsun Onur, Sarkis, Hale Tenger, Nasan Tur, xurban_collective

PUBLICATION: Tactics of Invisibility

Vehbi Koç Foundation – www.vkv.org.tr
xurban_collective | Evacuation#1: The Sacred Evacuation
TANAS Berlin – www.tanasberlin.de

Curator: Daniela Zyman
Co-Curator: Emre Baykal

 Ali Kazma Brain Surgeon (Beyin Cerrahı), 2006, Single-channel video projection Shot in Digital Video, transferred to DVD, 15 min, color, sound 14 min Collection of Vehbi Koç Foundation
Ali Kazma Brain Surgeon (Beyin Cerrahı), 2006, Single-channel video projection Shot in Digital Video, transferred to DVD, 15 min, color, sound 14 min Collection of Vehbi Koç Foundation
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