News for April 2008

“Kaza ve Kader” – SCAN08 – Tarrragona



“Kaza ve Kader” – SCAN08 – Tarrragona

14 April to 18 May 2008
EL REFUGI. Moll de Costa del Port de Tarragona
Curators: Álvaro de los Ángeles, Marta Dahó and Tanit Plana
Organised by the Catalan Ministry of Culture and the Media.

The series of photographs Kaza ve Kader (‘Accident and Fate’) is an extensive photographic work in progress started in 2004 whose main aim is to draw a map of public life through autobiographical scenes. The background contains no cultural picture postcards of the city of Istanbul and the personal images hide more than might be suspected at first glance. Looking at the photographs we become so familiar with the context of Istanbul that we think we understand something more about the life of young people in the city, with their blossoming social and cultural changes. But our interest is maintained thanks to the use of a revealing-hiding technique which puts into practice the maxim that artistic work is as much a window onto the exterior as a mirror of oneself.
The generic title links the two concepts of ‘accident’ and ‘fate’, with which Ali Taptik once again contrasts this constant search between opposites. Between the exterior and interior, the individual and the collective, the mirror and the window…but which, on the other hand, act as cause and consequence. If an accident is a random event, it is also a result of fate, if we understand fate as that which will inevitably happen. Going further, we can interpret an accident as the correlation of an action carried out by humans in their world, whilst fate would appear to be the exclusive field of action of the gods (although we don’t know who or where they are).

by Álvaro de los Ángeles

Posted: April 14th, 2008
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“Kaza ve Kader”-Atelier de Visu/Marseille

04 Nisan-16 Mayıs 2008//04 April- 16 May 2008

Posted: April 12th, 2008
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