Volkan Aslan, Home Sweet Home, 6’ 50’’ / 3 channel video, commissioned by 15th Istanbul Biennial 2017. Installation view from 15th Istanbul Biennial “a good neighbour” 2017 curated by Elmgreen&Dragset © Voikan Aslan, courtesy of artist and Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (IKSV)
Volkan Aslan, Home Sweet Home, 6’ 50’’ / 3 channel video, commissioned by 15th Istanbul Biennial 2017. Installation view from 15th Istanbul Biennial “a good neighbour” 2017 curated by Elmgreen&Dragset © Voikan Aslan, courtesy of artist and Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (IKSV) 

HOME IS WHERE THE (HE)ART IS

01/02/2018 - 24/03/2018

PARIS-BEIJING 
62, rue de Turbigo 
 
75003 Paris

www.galerieparisbeijing.com   

 
Group show curated by Yann Perreau

Halil Altindere, Yesim Akdeniz, Volkan Aslan, Mehtap Baydu, Antonio Cosentino|, GÖzde Ilkin, Yaşam Şaşmazer, Güneş Terkol, Mehmet Ali Uysal


« In the summer 2016, Gallery Paris Beijing invited me to curate the first solo exhibition of Turkish artist Mehmet Ali Uysal in France. The artist invested the space with a body of works, which, he explained, were created and assembled as an attempt to define a new home (“ev” in Turkish) for his oeuvre.

Following this gesture, the gallery will exhibit this winter works by a new generation of artists who live and work partly in Turkey, focusing on their relationship to that notion of “ev”. These artists have been exhibited around the world in the last few years, confirming the Istanbul art scene as one of the most interesting, innovative and dynamic of our time. Some of them have decided to move abroad recently. Others still live there, while most of them have now one foot here, and another one elsewhere. Hence, they have made of the world itself, in its complexity and diversity, their home. This exhibition doesn’t focus on the eternal themes of exile, diaspora or migrations, which can be a bit limitative to define works of art. It doesn’t either reduce itself to “Turkish artists”, preferring to look at artists who live in Istanbul, whatever their nationality (a global city, Istanbul welcomes artists and creators from around the world, who consider it their home).[…] »

Yann Perreau is a French art critic, author and curator. He lives between Paris, Istanbul and Los Angeles.