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‘U’upa a Hina

Sylvie Fleury, Gonzalo Lebrija and the Quistrebert brothers

October 7, 2021 – November 7, 2021
Free

Dirimart Dolapdere, Irmak Caddesi 1–9, Dolapdere, Istanbul


‘The goddess Hina took her dugout canoe one evening and headed out to sea to admire the moon…The moon that evening was immense and illuminated the ocean with its glitter. Fascinated, she plunged into its reflection to disappear in its brightness. This is how Hina became the goddess of the moon. But lonely and forced to live isolated, the goddess decided to transform herself into a bird, a ‘u’upa with shimmering plumage, in order to travel and come down to earth to visit people and share their daily lives.’ Curator Anissa Touati thus sets the scene for Dirimart’s latest show, U’upa a Hina

U’upa a Hina explores the theory of multiple worlds and, their superposition and coexistence through the work of three artists, creating what the gallery unashamedly describes as ‘a hallucinated daydream’; Sylvie Lebrija freezes time, seeking to capture fleeting moments for our contemplation. Sylvie Fleury creates soft-modeled black curves and shimmering inset panels. In their latest works produced by the brothers Florian and Michael Quistrebert, ‘colour shadings waver between the dusky shades of Georgia O’Keeffe and airbrushed SF landscapes’.


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