14 March – 14 April 2013, Nişantaşı
The exhibition has been extended until 23 April 2013
THE MAN AND THE DEATH
Violence lurks in man’s genetic map. Although the organization what we call civilization hides and wrap up this basic instinct, the violence waits insidiously in the deep reveals from the cracks and unknown reasons. These explosions are intended to destruction of man himself at least the destruction of living thing in front of you.
The violence can not find the way out in the suppressed moments and periods, and conclude with the slowly extermination of man. The basic reason of revolt is the offending of power and it is appeased by changing direction with sort of belongings such as family and man solidarity. Trained violence creates new force fields from self-organized way. Death is trajic, social reward in return for flattering of male weaknesses. Heroism is a proposed or ordered value to man in the social structures,monetary value or tour de force and the man who wanders in this game confronts the early death.Violence eventually tends to destroy it, even if the reason is defending life,. The most tragic side of man’s worship of power is enslavement of him over against to more powerful ones. Other forces and other men become role hero of them. The fascination created by these heroes, drags the men to a subliminal frustration and all life passes for seeking a position to destroy this feeling. This fact is different from the feeling of being folded to situation in the social hierarchy. Man’s dark and silent face appears in this latent areas and can hardly distinguished. The life for a man is a demonstration of power. As we getting older, this power evolves into a wisdom or painful effort of resistance. Creativity and and artistic endeavors with majestic sizes is finding space in the lap of wide field of art.The loneliness and stimulation for headway as being dominant actors of man’s basic spiritual structure can reach an eye-catching brightness with innovative products of the art field. However, power,in a sense, means confrontation of death with the feeling of loneliness,road, adventure and also carries the big risks. Because the great cycles of life are intertwined with the feeling of death which is secret fellow of it.
This exhibition brings in front of us to the glorified contemporary examples of masculinity which is charactized by the feelings of power,adventure and road. This issue wil be followed from the works of our art’s three generation’s representatives of men and will create a significant platform for discussion enriched by contradiction and compromises between creation and motives.
Balkan Naci İSLİMYELİ