İnci Eviner is representing Turkey at the 2019 Venice Art Biennale with a site-specific installation entitled We, Elsewhere. This video provides you with a virtual tour of İnci Eviner’s artwork and an interview with the artist.
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Organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) and sponsored by Fiat, the Pavilion of Turkey will be curated by Zeynep Öz and located at Sale d’Armi, which is one of the main exhibition venues of the Venice Biennale.
We, Elsewhere is created as a site-specific installation for the Pavilion of Turkey at the 58th Venice Biennale and makes use of elements such as reconfigured objects as well as drawings, video, sound, and performance. It is an investigation into the spaces that we create, and are created for us as a result of collective displacement. The exhibition ruminates on how subjects who find themselves in these spaces react and interact with one another and with their memories. Various elements of sound, reconfigured objects and characters crafted by Eviner evoke the sense of a search for the missing, the erased and that which is elsewhere. A certain aggression and abruptness comes out in the characters’ everyday behaviour informing their identities in transition. The space itself, in which visitors are invited to walk along the ramps, courtyards and edges, displays permeability, allowing views through cuts and cracks along the walls. The paths punctuated by the objects suggest the way in which memory eases conflicts. Together, the characters, the space and the paths tell a story akin to Hannah Arendt’s narrative of struggles in We Refugees.
İnci Eviner: We, Elsewhere / Pavilion of Turkey, Venice Art Biennale 2019. May 10, 2019.
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