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Neither Flat, Nor Round

The World is a Cylinder

May 24, 2019 – July 13, 2019

artSümer, Kemankeş Mah., Mumhane Caddesi, No. 52/1A, Karaköy


artSümer hosts Erdal Duman’s fourth solo exhibition at the gallery. For this exhibition, Duman was inspired by the world order, as he was in his previous exhibitions, and this time his focus is on the notion of post-truth. Erdal Duman describes the world as a ‘massive cylinder’, presenting it in a few different forms, which are accompanied by sculptures and installations depicting people, trapped in their own bell-jars and flags, which we deem to be symbols of sovereignty, questioning the presence of subjecthood through the concept of post-truth.

Through his exhibition Neither Flat, Nor Round: The World is a Cylinder, the artist asks both himself and the viewers whether we will be able to spot once again the rational subject, who defends social justice, income equality, social rights and freedom of religion, and leaves the question to be answered in time.

Erdal Duman (b. 1976, Germany) graduated from Hacettepe University, department of sculpture in 2002 and completed his master’s degree in 2006 at the same institution. He co-founded Yaygara, an artist initiative in 2007 and organised many panel discussions along with exhibitions. He is currently working towards his DFA at Hacettepe University. He lives and works in Ankara.


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