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Nevin Aladağ: Traces


March 12, 2020 – August 28, 2020
Ticket Information Continuous shuttle service available from Taksim and Tepebaşı. Arter shuttle departs from Taksim metro station Gezi Park exit half an hour before all events scheduled outside Arter’s visiting hours.

Arter, Irmak Caddesi 13, Dolapdere, Beyoğlu, 34435 İstanbul

Arter is planning to reopen and welcome its visitors back in physical space on June 16 with the necessary health and safety measures in place. Revised visiting hours during this period will be 11:00-17:00 every day, except Monday.

Nevin Aladağ’s three-channel video installation entitled Traces creates a sound-and-image portrait of Stuttgart, the city where the artist spent her childhood and early youth. Urban and natural elements of the city – such as a walking trail, a vineyard, a tree, the rain, the wind, a lamppost or a playground – are transformed into musical performances involving instruments she acquired from Stuttgart., including an accordion, a frame drum, a harmonica, a flute and a violin.

Combining various media, performance, video, photography, sculpture, and site-specific installation, Aladağ is inspired by a sense of play or a mise-en-scène at times and frequently includes music and musical instruments in her practice. Elements of sound, performance and dance are also present in her other works through dialogues.

In Traces, the city not only becomes the stage but also emerges as the subject of the performance. The visual and auditory composition of the work explores and reinterprets the potentials of the instruments the artist puts into dialogue with urban elements or releases into the landscape.

Nevin Aladağ currently lives and works in Berlin. Born in Van in 1972, she studied at the Academy of Fine Arts, Munich. She has had solo exhibitions at SF MOMA (San Francisco, USA), the Hayward Gallery (London, UK), the Museum Mönchehaus (Goslar, Germany), Kthe estner Gesellschaft (Hanover, Germany), the Albertinum, the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden (Germany), the Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz (Austria), Arter (in its earlier incarnation on İstklal Caddesi), and Tanas (Berlin, Germany). She has also participated in many group exhibitions, including And Berlin Will Always Need You, Martin-Gropius-Bau (Berlin); Big Orchestra, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt; Water Lines, the High Line (New York); Worlds Otherwise Hidden, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art (Kansas City, Missouri); Open Spaces 2018 (Kansas City, Missouri); documenta 14 (Kassel, and Athens), the 57th Venice Biennale, Sharjah Biennial 11, the 11th Istanbul Biennial, the 8th Taipei Biennial, and the XIV Biennale Internazionale di Scultura di Carrara.

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