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Not All That Falls Has Wings

June 9, 2016 – September 18, 2016

ARTER, İstiklâl Caddesi No. 211, Tünel, Beyoğlu


This group exhibition investigates the act of falling, with a focus on the concepts of ‘gravity’ and ‘gravitas’. Provided that everything falls and keeps falling, the movement here points to a shared condition that ties the destiny of a dust particle with that of a word on the tip of a tongue. In this ground common to things tangible and ethereal, the exhibition seeks to highlight the productive force of a disorientating movement that bridges the unexpected and the mundane. Breaking from artistic conventions that are based on the sublimation of reality, falling makes it possible to trace an artistic gesture which creates the conditions for dealing with the surface, and coming to terms with the bottom – for falling and failing better.

Focusing on the equilibrium between rising and falling, the exhibition explores the permanence of downfall that affects individual trajectories, the products of human endeavour both artistic and physical, and even the course of societies. The works in the exhibition manifest the invisible forces of gravity working on small and large scales, and contextualise an all-time, trans-historical dynamic by offering post-mythical ascents and descents that are ‘contemporary’ in the way that they bear witness to their own zeitgeist.

Curated by Selen Ansen, the exhibition features the following artists: Bas Jan Ader, Phyllida Barlow, Cyprien Gaillard, Ryan Gander, Mikhail Karikis & Uriel Orlow, VOID and Anne Wenzel.


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