presents A BIT OF UNRULY COMPLEXITY,
an exhibition and publication project featuring the works of Kerem Ozan Bayraktar, Akhmat Biikanov, Evgeny Dedov, Mehmet Dere, Şafak Şule Kemancı, Çağla Köseoğulları, Kateryna Lysovenko, Yağız Özgen, Sam Samiee, Sergen Şehitoğlu, Osman Sadi Temizel, Viron Erol Vert, Agnes Waruguru
and Slavs and Tatars,
curated by Misal Adnan Yıldız
between the dates September 9 - November 12, 2022
The exhibition is dedicated to what science brings to our lives as complexity considering our interpretations of nature with our perception of reality and cognitive limits. A BIT OF UNRULY COMPLEXITY
is hungry for emotional intelligence, genuine connections, visual poetry, and painting. In the age of ‘complicated
’ relationships, it proposes acknowledging, recognizing, and understanding various forms of ‘complexity’- specifically the notion of complexity -within the contingent nature of things or events. Either a human being with developmental issues and social dilemmas; or a ‘machine’ with its parts; individuals, societies, and communities; or our universe with its unimaginable scale are examples of “the complex'' in their full meanings.
As an exhibition, it consistently magnets specific artistic perspectives that reflect on complexities, which emerge from interconnectedness, ecological regularities, and geo-centered subjects through engaging with critical forms, which connect us around/against this question -or problem of (Western) humanism/subjectivism. As an ironic gesture for its mission-impossible
, the phrase added for the title, “-a bit”
critically asks some space for the local context, experimental approach as well as contextual thinking regarding the limits of any exhibition space, calendar, or budget.
This multi-layered project opens at 17:30 on September 9, 2022 at both venues of SANATORIUM at the same time. Celebrating the 5th anniversary of moving to the current address of SANATORIUM with new site-specific and context-sensitive works, and using the gallery's main space and the viewing room in the Juma building together for the first time, the exhibition will bring together stories from diverse geo-political realities; forms traveling across borders, and most importantly, potential dialogues between these practices. It has been shaped by considering Istanbul, for Istanbul. The making of the exhibition, research materials, and curatorial text with all its further notes will be included in the December 2022 issue of the publication "xx-yy-magazine" led by Sergen Şehitoğlu.
A BIT OF TRULY COMPLEXITY
is conceived by Misal Adnan Yıldız in conversation with the SANATORIUM team.
You can find the artists biographies through this link.