Reflecting the artists' parallel interests in gender representations and national identities, their work purposefully interweaves diverse vernacular and popular visual cultures in questioning narratives of modernity and historical constructions of the individual and collective body. Unlocking distinct cultural traditions through collaborative research, the artists employ a range of representational strategies from video, photography and collage to sculpture and embroidery.
As a range of symbolic languages are propelled into action, In Reverse explores images as containers of histories that shape and reshape bodies. At a time when history seems to be retreating, the inappropriate dialogue set up by Çiftçi & Gegisian forms a mechanism for the critical examination of identities across geographical and historical borders.
Production support provided by
SAHA – Supporting Contemporary Art from Turkey
Arts Council England
Last change to see
The Thickness of Time organised by locus athens
My Pink City, Essay film, HD Video, 48 mins, col & b/w, 2014.
Installation Shot, The Thickness of Time, Akadimias 23, Athens. Photography by Dimitris Parthimos.
artists: Yto Barrada, Aikaterini Gegisian, Dor Guez, Jumana Manna, Naeem Mohaiemen, Didem Pekün
architectural intervention: Diplomates
space: Akadimias 23
opening: 20.00, Friday 20th of January
at 21.00 a talk by Didem Pekün (A Soliloquy: 7 Thoughts on Inhabiting Purgatorium)
duration: 20th of January – 4th of March
opening hours: wed 16.00 – 20.00, thurs & fri 20.00 – 24.00 & sat 12.00 – 16.00
Disappearance at Sea – Mare Nostrum
27 January – 14 May 2017
BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Newcastle
The Sea Blues, Found images, metal, wood, 220 cm L x 70 cm H x 15 cm D, 2016.
Installation Shot, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Newcastle
Work/projects by: James Bridle, Tomo Brody, Aikaterini Gegisian, Forensic Architecture (Lorenzo Pezzani & Charles Heller), Jackie Karuti, Nikolaj Bendix Skyum Larsen, Hrair Sarkissian, ScanLAB Projects & Embassy for the Displaced, Škart collective - Djordje Balmazovič, Wolfgang Tillmans, Watch the Med