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Guido Casaretto, Canan Dağdelen, Şakir Gökçebağ, Nuri Kuzucan, Seçkin Pirim
04.09 - 26.10.2019
Art On Istanbul is proud to present the second edition of the “Part Whole” exhibition series within the scope of its curatorial exhibition program. The exhibition, which includes works by Guido Casaretto, Canan Dağdelen, Şakir Gökçebağ, Nuri Kuzucan and Seçkin Pirim, can be seen from September 4th to October 26th, 2019.
The exhibition proposes to observe and compare the layers of artworks both from an intellectual and a technical approach, using the part whole relationship as the main concept. Guido Casaretto's work from the series “Calacatta Scarts”, which resembles the block cubes extracted from the marble quarries, examines the relationship between the art object and the dominance artisanship has on skill and material. Canan Dağdelen, who creates large installations with a delicate and challenging material such as ceramic, joins the exhibition with two works in which she explores the possibilities of architecture through separation and reintegration. Nuri Kuzucan, who builds layers resembling architectural spaces on the surface of the painting and grounds his paintings in the interpretation possibilities presented by these layers, takes part in the exhibition with a piece called Part Whole, where he creates multiple spaces with a limited color palette. Presenting a piece from the “Reorientation” series that is built through the reformation of a carpet, Şakir Gökçebağ touches upon the topics of emptiness-fullness and complementarity of the eye with a minimalist approach that has achieved a pictorial effect in his installations. In his new paper work, Seçkin Pirim, who works on a basis of abstract geometric forms constituted of unit repetition, presents a form system that reinforces its existence together with the other units, each of which is also a unit in its own right.
The annually repeated “Part Whole” exhibition series scrutinizes the unique character of the works through differences/commonalities of the relationship between the part and the whole as revealed by artists through their worldviews, perspectives towards art and their technical approaches. The book that accompanies the exhibition sheds light on the phases of artists’ personal practices through conversations on the examples of works and production styles from different time periods. Together with its publication, the exhibition aims to leave a permanent document in the history of art in order to establish an atmosphere of critique for the profound and multi-perspective analyses of the artwork.