: Simulasyon Krizi

: Simülasyon Krizi (Bayraktar, Erdenli), Plato Sanat’ın yerel sanat ortamımız içerisinde önemli estetik ve kavramsal konumlar oluşturan çağdaş sanatçıları sunduğu Konumlar adlı sergiler dizisinin ilkidir. 

: Simülasyon Krizi (Bayraktar, Erdenli)’de Kerem Ozan Bayraktar, illüzyon ve simülasyonu kullanarak dünyamıza farklı bir açıdan yeniden bakmayı amaçladığı fotoğraf ve video işlerini sergiliyor.Orhun Erdenli büyük boyutlu hiperrealist resimlerini ve Steampunk estetiğine göre yaptığı makine benzeri objelerinden oluşan bir serisini sergiliyor. Sanatçı, hem resimlerinde hem de objelerinde, varoluşunun içinde bulunduğu korkunç durumu anlamlı kılmak için uğraşan postmodern insanın inanma, umut ve simülasyona duyduğu ihtiyacı sorgular.

Bu nedenle : Simülasyon Krizi (Bayraktar, Erdenli), toplumun içinde yaşadığı gerçekliği temsil etmeyi amaçlayan, simüle edilmiş imgelere olan inancını incelemektedir, zira iki sanatçı da küresel politik, ekonomik ve ekolojik kriz döneminde mantık ve anlam bulmak için çabaladığımız dünyamızda simülasyona duyduğumuz ihtiyaç ve arzuyu tartışırlar.

Sanatçılar: Kerem Ozan Bayraktar, Orhun Erdenli
Küratör: Marcus Graf

: Simulation Crisis (Bayraktar, Erdenli) is the first exhibition in a series of shows called Positions, where Plato Art Space presents contemporary artists, that form important aesthetical and conceptual positions within our local art scene.

In : Simulation Crisis (Bayraktar, Erdenli), Kerem Ozan Bayraktar exhibits photo and video works that aim at reviewing our world from an alternative angle using illusion and simulation.

Orhun Erdenli exhibits large hyper-realistic paintings and a series of machine-like objects that are built according to the aesthetic of Steampunk. In both, his paintings and objects, the artist questions postmodern man’s need for belief, hope and simulation, where we all try to give meaning to the disastrous state of our existence.

: Simulation Crisis (Bayraktar, Erdenli) reviews therefore society’s belief in simulated images that aim at representing the reality we live in, as both artists discuss our need and lust for simulation, where we try to find logic and meaning within our world in times of global political, economic and ecological crisis.

Artists:  Kerem 
Ozan Bayraktar, Orhun Erdenli
Curator: Marcus Graf

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Meinblau – House of Arts Berlin // Pfefferberg Christinenstr. 18/19 // U2 Senefelderplatz www.meinblau.de

Sat-Mon 17th-19th December 2011 // 6pm – 6pm (48hours continuously)

Curated by TINA LANGE

Acting is a structural form imitating the world. Act is a space emptied of the factitious and the fictitious. It does not clash with authenticity but replaces coherences with the illusory world of the „truth“. A performance, however, exists by virtue of its execution in the live moment.

For two nights and two days, dolanbay and Nikhil Chopra, will continuously cohabit the Meinblau gallery to collaboratively create a performative installation. The artists enter into a time zone parallel to the mundane, experiencing empirical journeys and questioning the notion of activity and passivity in the mode of creation. The liminal experience allows an actual being in the experience. Their work constitutes a migration of performance as a time-based medium to a timeless one while simultaneously maintaining the real-time grammar of the performative act.
The entire space becomes a playground for drawing, painting, sculptural exercises and more, a kind of laboratory where the question of failure or success does not apply. The empty white cube becomes a site, a private as much as a public space filled by expectations and imaginations. It hosts a set of artistic practices, which take as their theoretical and practical point of departure the whole of human relations and the awareness of self-reflexivity.
The contemporary form of modernity is haunted by the occupancy of performativity, hence making a work involves the invention of a process of presentation. In this kind of process, the image is the act.
All are welcome at anytime day or night
This performance has been made possible by support from the International Research Center “Interweaving Performance Cultures” at the Freie Universität Berlin http://textures-platform.com

dolanbay // www.dolanbay.com

dolanbay lives and works in Berlin and London, has studied 3D Design and Mixed Media Fine Art in the UK. He has exhibited and performed in numerous group shows in London, Istanbul and Berlin. His first solo show in 2009 in Meinblau in Berlin was titled “Heavy Paintings” and the solo show in 2011 in PG Art Gallery in Istanbul was titled „Heavy Paintings – Beyond Traces“. In 2011 he has started a series of performative installation projects called „Untitled Act“.
Via a three-fold focus on artists, art and life, dolanbay has been investigating art theories and coherent practices consecutive of the historical changes that shape contemporary art. Consequently, dolanbay has produced series of paintings and performative installations evolving a new aesthetics, negating the dichotomy of Performativity & Constativity, Actuality & Potentiality and Act & Acting within the mode of creation.
“Knowledge feels like snowflakes, melting away when falling into my palms, I end up with its traces, slowly disappearing into nothing. It always feels I am about to grasp it, if it’s not the warmth of the body eliminating its materiality. I end up with having something and / or nothing in the air to follow, hence seeking for knowledge becomes an endless

Nikhil Chopra // www.nikhilchopra.net

Is a Mumbai-based artist, living and working in Berlin since March 2011 on a year-long Fellowship at the International Research Center “Interweaving Performance Cultures” at the Freie Universität Berlin. During this time Nikhil has been running a performance-space in Wedding called Grüntaler 9, where he also invites other artistic collaborations.
He studied Fine Arts in India and USA. Nikhil Chopra has been working in the medium of live art since 2002. He works at the boundaries between theatre, performance art, painting, photography and installation. He devises fictional characters that draw on his own personal history and memory. He inhabits these characters in largely improvised performances that last up to few days.
He was invited to the KHOJ International Performance Art Residency in Delhi and Kashmir in 2007, and to the Kunstenfestivaldesarts’ Residence & Reflection project in Brussels in 2009. He has performed at the Serpentine Gallery in London (2008), the Astrup Fearnley Museum in Oslo (2009), Yokohama Triennale and the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo (2008), Kunstenfestivaldesarts in Brussels (2009), at Performa in the New Museum in New York (2009), at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago (2010), at the 53rd Venice Biennale (2009), during the Manchester International Festival (2009) and at the Centre Pompidou in Paris (2011).

Tina Lange

Tina has studied Theatre and Performance Studies in Leipzig, Paris and Berlin. Currently she is pursuing her PhD on Contemporary Performance Art as a research associate at the International Research Center “Interweaving Performance Cultures” at the Freie Universität Berlin. She has been engaged in Nikhil Chopra and dolanbay’s work since 2008.