Artists: Art of failure, Kerem Ozan Bayraktar, Ludovic Bernhardt, Erdem Ergaz, Can Ertaş, Yağız Özgen, Stéfane Perraud, Société Réaliste, François Ronsiaux. Multimedia performance by Dorota Kleszcz on November 30, 2013.
Sanatorium presents Hyphologie, a curated group exhibition featuring work by five French and four Turkish artists, running from November 28 to December 28. Co-curated by Ludovic Bernhardt and François Ronsiaux, Hyphologie takes a critical approach towards the disrupted relationship between object and signifier in contemporary society and is an attempt by the curators to break down borders both internal and external to Europe.
As such, the works on view include a fictional map, a sterile white space, frozen international urban landscapes, national flags superposed against a monochrome background, a representation of fault lines in the earth, fluorescent lights, the packaging of medical supplies and a representation of a flat earth.
Internationally acclaimed French artists such as Société Réaliste are presented alongside some of the most exciting young talent in Turkey for an international exhibition whose scope reaches across a continent, and from the challenges of our present into the future of our shared semiotics.
Hyphology is a concept used by Roland Barthes. Hypho means ‘spider’s web’, and the term is used in linguistic studies to denote the act of questioning relationships between text and sign.