Samos YoungArtists Festival

From July 20th until
Oktober 10th 2014

a solo exhibition by Nevin Aladağ

Following the two successful exhibitions of Harun Farocki in 2012, and Slavs and Tatars in 2013, Art Space Pythagorion presents a solo show by artist Nevin Aladağ. The exhibition will last from July 20th to October 10th while the opening celebration will take place on Monday, August 4, 2014, at 8 p.m., in the presence of the artist and professional guests from all over the world.

During the course of the opening week there will be a program of public panel discussions and presentations related to the work of the artist and relevant socio-political issues. Details are to be announced soon on the website.

Titled Borderline, the exhibition will focus on the island‘s particular location, only eight hundred meters away from Turkish mainland, on the border between Europe and Asia. Through a set of video works, sound pieces and spatial interventions, temporalities such as borders and border transgressing, cultural identity and the notion of home, “proximity” and “distance” - which are anyway pertinent in Aladağ's work - will be re-visited and discussed anew.

Nevin Aladağ was born in Van, Turkey in 1972 and studied sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich and lives and works in Berlin since 2002. Her works have been widely shown internationally, in various solo- and group exhibitions at institutions including Sharjah Biennial, Kunsthalle Basel, MOT-Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo; Haus der Kunst, Munich; Hayward Gallery, London; The XIV. Biennale Internationale di Scultura, Carrara; The 11th Istanbul Biennial; The 8th Taipei Biennial, Taiwan; Kunsthaus Zürich, Switzerland; Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel; Mathildenhöhe, Darmstadt; ARTER Vehbi Koc Foundation Istanbul and Museo Tamayo in Mexico City among others.

Dr. Andrea Lukas will be responsible for the artistic direction.
Marina Fokidis will curate the exhibition.
Art Space Pythagorion is an initiative of the Munich-based Schwarz Foundation.