Galeri Manâ is pleased to announce Reflecting on Reflection, curated by Abaseh Mirvali between the dates September 18–November 10, presenting works by Saâdane Afif, Abbas Akhavan, Francis Alÿs, Kutluğ Ataman, Hera Büyüktaşçıyan, Özgür Demirci, Olafur Eliasson, Cevdet Erek, Lara Favaretto, Alicja Kwade, Matt Mullican, Sarkis, Simon Starling, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Mario Garcia Torres and Alexander Wagner.
Investigating the concept of “reflection” in reference as much to the materiality of the works as to the intellectual reflection they produce on human experience in both perceptual and cognitive terms, the exhibition is composed of works that dialogue through the phenomenological experience of reflection to convey the process through which concepts and ideas are formed in relationship to the material, social and historical contexts that surround us.
Olafur Eliasson‘s Emergence Lamp 9 creates an immersive experience actively engaging the viewer. The meaning and concrete materiality of the work is revealed only through its encounter with the viewer’s perception. In Nanjing Particles, Simon Starling proposes a reflection on photography as a medium and on its relationship with historical truth by scratching silver particles off the two dimensional surface of a 19th century archival footage to create large, stainless steel sculpture replicas. Cevdet Erek takes the Turkish word for reflection, “yansima,” also meaning “onomatopeia,” and builds a conceptual link between visual and auditory forms beyond language, through an investigation of different forms that human beings develop by imitating nature with their bodies and physical movements. “Reflection” thus refers both to the mimetic mechanisms of imitation and representation and to abstraction through dialectic encounter in a single act and through different variations, proposes to consider “mimesis” and “performativity” together.
The second floor of the gallery is turned into a cinema, projecting 3 films everyday at 11am, 2pm and 4:45pm. Rirkrit Tiravanija‘s Chew The Fat is a series of autobiographical conversations between Tiravanija and 12 well-
Reflecting on Reflection also presents a self-
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