Turkish Artists at Frieze 2012
Turkish artist Cengiz Çekil exhibited at Frieze Masters, a special fair featuring art ranging from the ancient era and old masters to work created during the 20th century, organized by Frieze at Gloucester Green in London’s Regent’s Park. (11-14 October 2012)
Çekil’s works “Towards Childhood, Since Childhood” and “Things” were exhibited at the Spotlight part of the fair, curated by Adriano Pedrosa, the curator of 12th Istanbul Biennial.
Rampa Gallery presented Nevin Aladağ, Hüseyin Bahri Alptekin, Vahap Avşar, Ergin Çavuşoğlu, Cengiz Çekil, İnci Furni, Leyla Gediz, Hatice Güleryüz, Selma Gürbüz, Nilbar Güreş, Servet Koçyiğit, Ahmet Oran, Güçlü Öztekin and Erinç Seymen at Frieze 2012.
NON was also among the participating galleries at Frieze Frame, the section of the fair dedicated to galleries established less than six years ago and selected on the basis of a proposed solo stand, with Güneş Terkol. Turkish artist Aslı Çavuşoğlu showed her commissioned work in Frieze Projects, titled “Murder in Three Acts,” which was inspired by the representation of art in popular media, particularly in television crime shows where the artwork does not solely exist in the background of the show, but becomes a vital part of the script. Çavuşoğlu’s exhibition functions as crime scenes and art works act as murder weapons.
As the imagining of the decision-making process behind props based on representations of forensic science and art “Murder in Three Acts” is structured as a real-time performance involving a professional crime drama crew and actors. An ‘exhibition’ scene from a presumed crime drama was being discussed and rehearsed transparently during the opening hours of Frieze London as part of the work. The project draws links between the role of evidence in a televised crime scene set and real artwork.