Şekerbank Açıkekran New Media Arts Gallery meets the art-lovers once again in the 14th edition of Contemporary Istanbul, the most comprehensive art event in Turkey.
Şekerbank brings Lara Ögel – conceptual artist who focuses on installations with space and context awareness in her art practice - together with the art-lovers by exhibiting her video piece “Kimseye Etmem Şikayet” at the Açıkekran booth within the Contemporary Istanbul art fair that will be organized on September 12-15. Şekerbank also hosts Lara Ögel’s “Public Confidentiality” exhibition at Açıkekran New Media Arts Gallery from September 17 to December 13.
Şekerbank welcomes the Açıkekran art season with Lara Ögel...
Şekerbank Açıkekran welcomes the art season with the conceptual artist Lara Ögel who draws a broad perspective of objects and visuals based on her own unique productions. Lara Ögel’s video project titled ‘Kimseye Etmem Şikayet’ is going to be exhibited at the Açıkekran booth within Contemporary Istanbul from the 12nd to the 15th of September, 2019 while her “Public Confidentiality” exhibition curated by Ali Akay will be available for the art-lovers at the Şekerbank Açıkekran New Media Arts Gallery from the 17th of September to the 13th of December.
Şekerbank Açıkekran attends the 14th Contemporary Istanbul Art Fair...
In Lara Ögel’s videos, nature, light, color, sound, and memories intertwine with one another just like a storage box and her video titled “Kimseye Etmem Şikayet” (I Won’t Complain to Anyone) will be presented to the visitors at the Booth B2-102 at the Contemporary Istanbul art fair from 12th to 15th September. In an attempt to show in her video that time works as a memory tool, Lara Ögel examines the togetherness of “hand and art” from the viewpoint of a difference.
Açıkekran Presents “Public Confidentiality” with Lara Ögel
From 17th September to 13th December, Şekerbank Açıkekran New Media Arts Gallery is hosting the “Public Confidentiality” exhibition of Lara Ögel who arranges different installations with space and context awareness in her artistic practice with a variety of media from collage to video.
One of the artist’s four videos that are to be displayed at Açıkekran, “Dream lives of debris (and what has location may be approached)”, starts with a leaf and the verses from Goethe’s West-Eastern Diwan. This work of art navigates us from the world of the Middle Ages to the world of today in all but an unchanging structure.
In “What (else) grows in the dark”, Ögel metaphorically lays bare her internal world through the coming out of a root from the darkness, from the depth of earth. She opens the mushroom, i.e. an object of nature, to the public and unearths it. In “East” and “West”, the artist brings to the viewers the world of shadows and symbols in the history of art and she merges what is internal with the light from the outside in both videos, while bringing together the former as a trace of light with its shadow on the wall.
Within the scope of the exhibition, “What (else) grows in the dark” will also be displayed simultaneously at nine Şekerbank branches across Turkey.
Dream lives of debris (and what has location may be approached)
What (else) grows in the dark
8’00”, loop, 2018
5’00”, loop, 2018
Kimseye Etmem Şikayet
2’ 21”, loop, 2016
Note to the Editor:
The art adventure of Şekerbank started with Ömer Sunar Art Gallery in the 80s and continued with the activities in this field in Ankara until 2005. Today, Şekerbank carries on its banking activities intending to finance sustainable development while supporting the production of art by integrating the local with the global, breaking grounds in the field of culture with Açıkekran New Media Arts Gallery within the scope of its mission to make art more accessible for the community.
Within the “Açıkekran” project it realized in the field of “new media arts” in 2011, Şekerbank aims to increase accessibility to modern art and culture. One video piece from each exhibition is also displayed 24 hours at 9 branches in 8 cities including the Central Branch in Istanbul; Küçükesat and Kızılay in Ankara; Alpullu in Kırklareli; Ordu; İzmir; Bodrum; Mardin and Edirne as well as the Head Office in Levent all concurrently with the Şekerbank New Media Arts Gallery in Teşvikiye.
Açıkekran Yeni Medya Sanatları Galerisi
Teşvikiye Cad. 37/1 Nişantaşı, Şişli – İstanbul, TR