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rezzan gümgüm – Goat on the Mountain, Moon in the Sky, Fish in the Water
April 27 @ 18:30 - July 14 @ 18:30
Opening: Thursday, April 27, 18:30
Depo presents rezzan gümgüm‘s solo exhibition Goat on the Mountain, Moon in the Sky, Fish in the Water.
The exhibition Goat on the Mountain, Moon in the Sky, Fish in the Water, calls attention to the sanctity of all living and non-living beings in nature, such as the Mizur/Munzur River and its water, the Mediterranean trout and the mountain goat, and the dams, hydroelectric power stations, mountain goat hunting auctions and mining projects that endanger them.
rezzan gümgüm’s videos and installations in the exhibition, focus on the cultural and biological diversity, and the daily life in Dersim where nature and the local culture intertwine. The artist alludes to the importance of reconsidering the epistemological roots of our relationship to the world, and putting forth new propositions with the use of art at a time when global biodiversity is on the verge of disappearance. In her visual narratives, gümgüm searches for ways to make another storytelling possible by emphasising both subjective and collective accounts, and questions the interventions on our geography, nature and culture through cultural references. Goat on the Mountain, Moon in the Sky, Fish in the Water, establishes a peculiar dialogue with different aspects of the culture of Dersim, and makes the violence against all living and nonliving beings, nature and people as a whole visible.
Image credit: rezzan gümgüm
Realised with the support of:
CultureCIVIC: Art Production Grants