You are here

Volkan Aslan: Shoot Me! Don't Turn Me Over!

Country:

City:

Categories:

Exhibition Type:

How many exhibition works:

Date: 
Saturday, 7 April 2018 to Saturday, 5 May 2018
Opening: 
Friday, 6 April 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Pi Artworks Istanbul is pleased to present Volkan Aslan’s solo exhibition Shoot Me! Don’t Turn Me Over! curated by Merve Elveren between 7 April – 5 May 2018 at our new space in Karakoy.

Featuring three new works by Volkan Aslan, Shoot Me! Don’t Turn Me Over! builds on signs of disintegration resulting from social and personal conflicts. Despite the exhibition’s poignant title, through a dialogue and relation between the works, Aslan seeks ways of healing and renewal.

Produced for the exhibition publication of "Don’t Forget to Remember" (Arter, Istanbul, 2013) and consisting of multiple prints of a stamp across a single surface, A memory of some things (2018) immediately confronts visitors as they enter. While the uniformity of the cloud images standardizes the ruptures and traumas intended to be memorialized, the repetitive rhythm hints to the abundance of these moments. In A memory of some things (2018), the production becomes a healing and restorative process as each image is surrounded, consequently monumentalized, by the heavy layers of watercolor. The video Ölüye ağlayamayan insanların huzursuzluğu içindeyim [I am troubled like the people who cannot weep for the dead] (2018) takes its name from a chapter of Sait Faik Abasıyanık’s story "Izmir’e". Suggesting a continuous state of restlessness, the video shows a single rose repeatedly washed by an anonymous hand. As in the ritual of narrating dreams to running water present throughout the Near East, the story internalizes an expectation forthe unsettling omens to be washed away with the flow. A wall carpet, featuring a deer with arrows, interrupts the exhibition’s abstract relationship with the future. While capturing a violent scene, Shoot Me! Don’t Turn Me Over! (2018) makes visible the state of intolerance that provokes the power struggle between man and nature. Shoot Me! Don’t Turn Me Over! (2018) does not provide a way out, rather embodies the subtle tension between the moments of disintegration and entrapment.

For more information and images:
Işıl Aydemir: isil@piartworks.com
Eda Derala: ed@piartworks.com

Curator :

Artist:

Artist ( Description ): 

Volkan Aslan (1982), lives and works in Istanbul. He is the co-founder of 5533, a non-profit independent art space in Istanbul. Recent exhibitions include: Adventitious Encounters (Open Space Contemporary, London, 2018), Home is where the (he)art is (Galerie Paris-Beijing, Paris, 2018), A Good Neighbour, (15th Istanbul Biennial, 2017), Harbor (Istanbul Modern, 2017), Istanbul. Passion, Joy, Fury (MAXXI, Rome, 2016), The Perfect Day (solo), (Pi Artworks Istanbul, 2015), Mom, am I a barbarian? (13th Istanbul Biennial, 2013), Don’t Forget to Remember, (solo), (ARTER, Istanbul, 2013).

Telephone: 
Ph: +90 212 245 13 23
Venue ( Address ): 

Mumhane Caddesi No:48-50/3 
34425 Karakoy, Istanbul - TURKEY
info@piartworks.com

Opening hours:
Monday - Saturday: 10 am - 7 pm 

Pi Artworks , London

Other events from Pi Artworks

view
Everywhere was nowhere, and nowhere everywhere
09/01/2022 to 09/17/2022
view
An Ode to Orlando Curated by Marcelle Joseph
02/04/2022 to 02/26/2022
view
TREES DIE STAND: Plants and humans curated by Freda Uziyel
11/25/2021 to 01/07/2022
view
Susan Hefuna: LANDSCAPES
10/12/2021 to 11/13/2021

Pages

 

Related Shows This Week

view
CONSTELLATION: WOMEN'S INVITATIONAL SMALL WORKS SHOW
04/04/2024 to 05/31/2024
view
"Joanna Pilarczyk: My Paradise" Solo Exhibition Presented By The Untitled Space
05/02/2024 to 05/31/2024
view
Brain Candy
04/07/2024 to 06/09/2024
view
Best Software Training Institute In Chennai
03/29/2023 to 03/31/2026
view
Xanax Purchase Online Overnight FedEx Home Delivery
05/24/2024 to 05/24/2025
view
Alternative Monument – Monumentos Alternativos
04/27/2024 to 05/25/2024
view
Worlds World Worlds
04/11/2024 to 08/03/2024
view
IMAGES OF JOY
04/16/2024 to 06/02/2024

Pages