Turkish Artists at Frieze 2012

on Saturday, 20 October 2012. Posted in October

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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.

Cengiz Çekil, Things
Cengiz Çekil, Things, 1998, 144 burned coca-cola cans, iron bar, costruction. At Frieze Masters. Photo: Rampa

Cengiz Çekil, Towards Childhood, Since Childhood
Cengiz Çekil, Towards Childhood, Since Childhood, 1974, coca-cola bottles, triple battery, string, tree branch, bulb, cable, electric tape, 34 x 10 x 10 (each). At Frieze Masters. Photo: Rampa

Guneş Terkol, Dreams on the River
Güneş Terkol, Dreams on the River, 2011, embroidery on fabric, 215×286 cm. At Frieze Frame.

Asli Cavusoglu, Murder in Three Acts
Aslı Çavuşoğlu, Murder in Three Acts, 2012 at Frieze Projects.

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Aslı Çavuşoğlu, talking about Murder in Three Acts, 2012 at Frieze Projects. Video: VernissageTV.

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