Image.Space.Human: Brotherhood of Destiny

02 August - 15 August 2023
Image.Space.Human: Brotherhood of Destiny

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 Image.Space.Human: Brotherhood of Destiny;  considers the artistic expressions exhibited in a historical space as "brothers" who share a common destiny with the space and humans.

The exhibition brings together artworks and the exhibition space in a non-competitive

and inclusive interaction, and examines the relationship between them.

The exhibition "Image.Space.Human: Brotherhood of Destiny”follows this proposition;

Image, space, and human trio are connected to each other with visible or invisible bonds.

Sometimes, what anchors a human to an image is a dream, sometimes a memory, sometimes a place, and other times it can be a desired knowledge to be revealed.

Neither the space, nor the human, nor the images remain the same in the passing time; they all change. The fate of spaces seems connected to humans. However, every structure is intertwined with the past, values, and reflections of humanity.

The tower located within the Bodrum Ottoman Shipyard, which was built as a shipyard and boat construction center in the

18th century, was initially constructed with the purpose of protecting against pirate attacks, but today it is an eclectic exhibition space.

Image.Space.Human: Fate Brotherhood; encompasses the space as it is, incorporating its past and associations within the exhibition concept. It establishes relationships between the space and the artworks, in a way that responds to each other. It follows a display model that is free from the logic of competition and classification.

The exhibition presents works selected from invited artists in the form of installations for the viewers to experience.

The historical texture of the shipyard environment, the interventions it has undergone over time, and the artistic expressions realized through the use of different techniques and the emotions it evokes today are interconnected.

The exhibition explores the ways in which the old and the new, the preserved and the remaining, intersect, delving into an unwritten history and investigating the associations of the present and new images.

 In another paradigm, what may seem like a competition between the exhibition space and the exhibition itself transforms into a partnership, a fate of camaraderie.

 “In Search of Lost Time," Marcel Proust says, "The places we have known do not belong solely to the world of space in which we situate them for our greater convenience. They were only a thin slice among contiguous impressions which formed our life at that time; the memory of a certain image is but regret for a certain moment; and houses, roads, avenues are as fleeting, alas, as the years.”

We say that images change… Spaces change... The people living within change... Their dreams and the memories they accumulate also change...

But their connection to each other through invisible bonds remains.

 

The way to discover these bonds is to think about the works within the environment they are in and to assess them within our own world of meaning.

 

Dr. İpek Çankaya

Translation: Zeynep Cansu Arıkan