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Rainbow/Gökkuşak

September 10, 2013 – September 24, 2013

Galeri Manâ, Kemankeş Mahallesi, Ali Paşa Değirmeni Sokak, No 16–18, Karaköy


The new installation of Turkish-born, Armenian conceptual artist Sarkis has been spawned from his latest solo exhibition Twin, which was on at Galeri Manâ between May 24 and July 6.

Rainbow settles into the ‘universe of dualities’ created by Sarkis in Twin, and the current installation attempts to add a new layer to the experience and memory of the previous exhibition. The installation aims to abandon its predetermined pattern and point to that which is yet to be imagined. Along with the light emanating from the installation, the recorded sound of ‘7 Roulettes’, one of Sarkis’ works from 1971, reflect on its copper surfaces.

Since the earliest stages of his artistic career, Sarkis has searched for a particular aesthetic language. A constant urge to create a new language underlies Sarkis’ oeuvre, always reflective of the nature of the materials, media and sites he uses. Taking inspiration from autobiographical elements, as well as art history, literature, music and film, he emphasises the historicity and performativity of objects and sites with his installations.



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