Şekerbank Açıkekran New Media Arts Gallery hosts a solo show of Jasmina Cibic, a young generation Slovenian artist, who has created a unique language on art practice. Curated by Ali Akay the exhibition is also included in the 15th International Istanbul Bienal’s neighbor events. The exhibition can be visited at the Şekerbank Açıkekran New Media Arts Gallery between September 12 and November 18.
Açıkekran New Media Arts Gallery welcomes the new art season with works of Jasmina Cibic, a new generation video artist. In the scope of the show titled ‘Philosophical Theatre,’ four of the latest videos produced by the artist are presented to art lovers at the Açıkekran New Media Arts Gallery, Turkey’s only art platform focused on new media and video, while one of the works titled ‘Bird Cage / Kuş Kafesi’ will be shown in 9 of Şekerbank’s branches throughout Turkey.
Jasmina Cibic takes art lovers on an imaginary journey through art history with her video works full of iconographical references to mythological stories, antique theatre, pantomime ballet and poetry. The artist, who gives a theatrical and philosophical dimension to the stories that she incorporates using allegory with the repetition strategy of theatre and the stage arts, works with the emergence of the cubism, one of the turning points in art history, on the art stage with her work titled ‘Bird Cage’.
The artist, who includes metaphors and allegories in her videos refers to the primitiveness that forms the roots of cubism while at the same time re-enacts the Picasso atelier with a poetic language as if it were a theatre play. The traditions of ancient times, the artistic discoveries of the nineteenth century and our present day all come together on a philosophical stage under the assembly of Cibic.
Through her video works side by side with the curatorship of Ali Akay, Jasmina Cibic uses history like a theatrical stage and emphasizes the theatrical power of concepts.
Artist: Jasmina Cibic
Curator: Ali Akay
Exhibit Dates: 12/09/2017 – 18 /11/2017
Titles and Lengths:
* The Pavilion, 2015, 7' 13"
* Bird cage (after Pierre-Émile Legrain), 2011, 5' 00"
* Rotations, 2011, 5' 00"
* NADA: Act II, 2017, 13' 01"
Açıkekran New Media Art Gallery
Teşvikiye Cad. 37/1 Nişantaşı, Şişli – İstanbul, TR