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Plants, Animals and Buildings

Emin Mete Erdoğan

February 27, 2020 – April 4, 2020
The gallery is open Tuesdays to Saturdays, 10:30 – 19:30

x-ist, Mumhane Caddesi 50, K:2, Kemankeş Karamustafa Paşa Mah., Beyoğlu, 34425 Istanbul


In his third solo exhibition at x-ist, Plants, Animals and Buildings, Emin Mete Erdoğan creates a world where there are no humans but one can still trace them through representations. We see plants and animals in buildings where we hope to see humans. Inhabiting buildings that seem to expand into eternity, these life forms seem to have adopted them as their natural habitat.

‘The name of the exhibition bears an irony… I use buildings as metaphors of human mind instead of humans themselves,’ says Emin Mete Erdoğan, who turns human-made buildings into a type of forests of caves, represented by dense geometrical structures. In a world where humans have lost power and control and that is dominated by nature, the possibility of the human extinction is quietly relayed to the audience.


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