Yokyerler / Nonspaces
16 December 2016 – 04 March 2017 Curators:
Ceren Arkman, Irmak Arkman Artists:
Can Büyükberber, Felix Luque, Field, Iñigo Bilbao, İdil İlkin, LAb[au], LIA, Onformative, OUCHHH, Paul Myoda, Ryoichi Kurokawa, Semiconductor, Sougwen Chung, Youki Hirakawa
Nonspaces exhibition focuses on representation of nature and
reconstruction of space by new media.
Taking its inspiration from Marc Augé’s concept of non-places,
transitory places of supermodernity where people remain
suspended in anonymous solitude, like airports, shopping
malls, highways, chain hotels and supermarkets, the title of
the exhibition refers simultaneously to the artworks that make
it up and the artspace that houses it.
The collections of artworks that make up the Nonspaces
exhibition aim to alter our conception of space or create
hyper-real spaces for our appreciation; they let us conceive
and experience space in a non-physical, non-social, nontraditional
way: as a non-space. Art has always been obsessed
with the representation of the world; but representations that
new media creates are much more befitting our supermodern
existence, underlining the novel ways that we relate to our
world. Yet even though the experience of space changes, the
visitors of the Nonspaces exhibition will realize that the space
itself remains somewhere between novel and familiar, in a
comforting limbo that lets us be somewhere else alone with
ourselves: just like the artspace that houses the exhibition and
provides anonymous solitude to those who seek it.
Nonspaces exhibition is developed by the digital art
professional and curator duo Ceren and Irmak Arkman and
features art by internationally renowned artists Félix Luque&
Iñigo Bilbao, LIA, Paul Myoda, Ryoichi Kurokawa, Sougwen Chung,
Youki Hirakawa; artist duos and teams Field, LAb[au],
Onformative, Semiconductor; as well as Istanbul’s very own
Can Büyükberber, İdil İlkin and Ouchhh.
for exhibition booklet.