30 January 2010

"MIND MODELS"_ Exhibition (2010)

Something's Happening Inside, 2010
Various plants, neon, plexiglass, 60 x 60 x 60 cm
"Organic growth processes, the alteration of forms with times and abstract images constitute the common elements in Sibel Diker's works. (...) the plants carefully brought together by a passionate gardener offer the spectator an atmosphere that is hard to describe at first glance. As Diker "stages" this puzzle within a conceptual framework, however, the "cube" does not draw attention as the basic form of the statues. And yet it is at this very point we see the artist engage in "fines details" as if weaving a Hereke carpet, by making references to art history. Diker brings up Manzoni's statue entitled "Le socle du monde" (1961) and the structuralist and geometric language of form employed by Minimalist Art, and thereby offers the spectator a simple work that nonetheless becomes more profound and multi-layered as one thinks about it."
Necmi Sönmez

"Mind Models"
Curator: Necmi Sönmez
Opening: 2 february 2010, 7 pm
Location: Borusan Music House, Istanbul
3 february - 27 march 2010

Artists: Ali İbrahim Öcal, Balca Arda, Başak Kaptan, Bengü Karaduman, Burak Bedenlier, Damla Tamer, Engin Beyaz, Ilgın Seymen, İrem Tok, Lale Delibaş, Merve Şendil, Özlem Uzun, Sibel Diker