Tree, Simulacrum, Sea, Moon
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Tree, Simulacrum, Sea, Moon

September 16, 2017–February 18,2018
Curator: Necmi Sönmez

Borusan Contemporary prepares to present striking examples of new media art included in the Borusan Contemporary Art Collection through the new exhibition Tree, Simulacrum, Sea, Moon curated by Necmi Sönmez. As with Sönmez’s previous collection-based exhibitions, this Tree, Simulacrum, Sea, Moon also takes its cue from literature; the poem “Bir Şehir Bırakmak” (Leaving A City) by Oktay Rifat, a distinguished and dissident figure in the modern poetry of Turkey:

Tell the tree
To bring me its shadow for the road
I also want the street and sea through the window
And rolls from you
Shaped like the moon

The exhibition will feature works produced in diverse digital media including video, installation, photography, video sculpture, light objects, and sound installations, looking at different positions in contemporary art. The author of the point of departure for the conceptual framework, poet Oktay Rifat himself painted and created imagery based on words. This exhibition aims to bring poetic images and visual imagery through divergent paths, focusing on unknown, unexperienced, unpredictable combinations. It will address both admirers of poetry and visual arts and seek to emphasize the virtue of creative thought.

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