Vernissage: November 9 2022, 19 h, artist present
Exhibition from: 10 November 2022
Tue – Fri 12 – 18 h, Sat 11 – 16 h
Galerie Krinzinger is pleased to announce the first solo exhibition of Nevin Aladağ in its premises. The exhibition Tuning combines several series of works by the installation and performance artist, who was last shown in a large solo exhibition at Villa Stuck in Munich. In Social Fabrics, the artist combines high-quality hand-knotted carpets from Iran, Turkey, and China with machine-made mass-produced goods to create abstract collages. She juxtaposes the materials used, such as wool, silk and synthetic fabrics, as well as their processing and origins, on an equal footing, combining them into a new whole. The ornament as a unifying element is also found in the hexagon-shaped ceramic modules of the Jali series, into which the artist inscribes patterns drawn from memory. The modules function as building blocks that the artist installs to create wall works and installations such as the first at Documenta 14, 2017.
Leaning Wall shows imprints of body parts in Meissen porcelain, mounted like the handles of a climbing wall. The negative forms turn the climbing wall into a “leaning wall.” Nevin Aladağ is interested in the organic and fragile nature of the material, as well as the fit in terms of gender identity. A version of Leaning Wall has been on view as a permanent installation at the Robert Koch Institute in Berlin since 2014. The series of works Stiletto was created during the performance “Raise The Roof” on the occasion of the Venice Biennale 2017. In the performance, the artist had female dancers dance on copper sheets. Each work bears the title and duration of the song to which it was danced. Her furniture and resonating bodies transformed into musical sculptures, such as Frame Harp and Hanger Harp, and Resonating Space (Square Bells 90) refer to your “Music Rooms” and “Resonating Spaces” as at documenta 14 in Athens and most recently in the exhibition Sound of Spaces at Villa Stuck, 2021. The installation Tusch-carneval notes the artist a Tusch (fanfare) by means of casts of cannonballs from the 17jh. Nevin Aladağ draws here the circle from the musical reinterpretation of the cannonball back to the original context, because the shooting of the cannons was initiated with fanfares. The objects of the Rehersal series are related to the participatory installations of the Stage series – stage curtains made of artificial hair, shown at the Arter in Istanbul, 2012.
Nevin Aladağ was born in 1972 in Van, Turkey, lives and works in Berlin,
She studied sculpture at the Munich Academy. Aladağ has received many awards, was a participant in Documenta 14 in 2017 with one of her “Music Rooms” and participated in the Venice Biennale in the same year with the performance “Raise The Roof”. Since 2019 she is professor of sculpture in motion at the Dresden University of Fine Arts. Selection of exhibitions: Barakat Contemporary, Seoul (solo) 2022, Lenbachhaus, Munich,2022, Villa Stuck, Munich (solo) 2021, Tinguely Museum, Basel, 2021, Museum, Singapore, 2021, Kunstmuseum Bonn, 2021, Arter, Istanbul (solo), 2020, Southbank Centre, HENI Project Space, Hayward Gallery, London (solo) 2020, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, 2020, SFMOMA , San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco (solo), 2019, Albertinum-Staatliche Kunstsammlung, Dresden, (solo) 2018, Salzburger Kunstverein (solo), 2018, Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz (solo), 2018, KÖR Kunst im öffentlichen Raum, Vienna (solo), 2018, Rückwand der Kunsthalle Basel, 2014 (solo).
NEVIN ALADAĞ: Tuning
9 Nov 2022 - 10 Dec 2022
Seilerstätte 16, 1010 Wien, Österreich
Nevin Aladağ, Social Fabric, compass, 2022, carpet pieces on wood, wooden frame, ø 134 cm, d 4 cm, courtesy Galerie Krinzinger and the artist