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Emphasis and Silence

Dual appearance of difference replaces our present day perception of transborder world, the mentality that homogenizes the representations of otherness in public space: divisions (splits) leave the actual individual devoid of any type of autonomy or representation as a result of our current biopolitics. The transnational control mechanisms of globalization are both liberating and at the same time turn the codes and interconnections that cancel the colonial domination of consumerist culture's dependence on place and memory into a paradox that render subject illegible. Furthermore, there is a need for liberating strategies that will restructure the subject who pierce the innocence of the aggrieved and the uniformity of homogeneous in order to overcome this crisis state of the subject.

Artists in this exhibition emphasize on their will, which they do not proclaim as a discourse against these processes of homogenization, as an act of resistance of the subject in their works.

Ayşen Urfalıoğlu indicates the resistance against the domination of masculine culture with all its force through the mediation of a hidden body. In this way, she puts on the agenda the strategy of the silent aggrieved which is the social, psychological, anatomic, metabolic as the subject and the object of life.

The subject and the body who limit themselves with their beyond do not assume the responsibility of the passions they have perpetrated: in her works, Florencia Almirón erases the functions of objects in order to preserve their hidden meaning, and leaves the spectators with interpretation's mechanisms of desire.

In his works, Ragıp Basmazölmez contextualizes the in-between urban description of cultural traumas generated by the current immigration practices. He visualizes the urban heterotopias of a political crisis created by the states of encounters that express the separation, tension, defeat, passive resistance and gentrification between the rural and the urban.

Mürteza Fidan - T. Melih Görgün, Novenber 2011