20 May – 27 June 2021
Depo and Karşı Sanat are hosting Fatoş İrwen‘s first solo exhibition. İrwen’s uninterrupted production process over the years, material diversity and conceptual multilayeredness of her practice highlight the exhibition. Works in diverse media, video, photography, paper, textile and canvas, are accompanied by installations, objects and texts. Concepts such as witnessing, justice and compassion constitute the framework of the exhibition.
This exhibition can be read as the diary of the artistic experience that accompanies Fatoş İrwen‘s whole life. The artist recorded her witnessing to history and geography, to herself and the other, to compassion and tyranny through her body; it is a gift dedicated to the people who are used to living in extraordinary situations. With a stubborn grace she proposes a definition of time that embraces plants and insects, water and soil, all living and non-living beings, past and future. In such “exceptional times” where non-congenial temporalities overlap, the loss of sacredness is celebrated as the promise of undefined liberties and kinless affinities.
The exhibition, curated by Ezgi Bakçay and M. Wenda Koyuncu, will be on view simultaneously at Depo and Karşı Sanat between 20 May – 27 June.
Talk with Aslı Özgen:
22 June 2021
A Kurdish Artist’s Creative Resistance From Behind Bars
22 June 2021
Röportaj: Sanatıyla yeni anlatılar ören Fatoş İrwen
8 June 2021
For Kurdish artists in Turkey, simply making work is a political act
5 June 2021
Fatoş İrwen: Sizden çalınan hayatınız, bedeniniz ve zaman
2 June 2021
Fatoş İrwen: İktidarın yok sayma pratiğine birbirimizi yok sayma da eklendi