press release

November-December 2013, Kuad Gallery will present an exhibition focusing on line. The realization of this exhibition was based on crucial reasons. We are witnessing the artist’s continuous commitment to the techniques of line. Furthermore the fact that line is the most fast and simple expression of idea and imagination and that there are many possibilities of drawing a line with computer techniques and that there is the moving line in video techniques has guided us to deal with the related works of art. However, we refrain to name this technique as “drawing” which is the traditional-classical and Modernist-poetic term. The political, social and cultural concepts and contents and the relational aesthetic in the images produced with various techniques of line invoke an updated gaze and perception of the viewer. Drawings and videos produced with lines propose decipherable and intelligible images and henceforth liberated forms of seeing which is an alternative to the hegemony of forms of seeing strictly programmed by digital images which are in turn are programmed by the consumption and media oriented visual culture.

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Nazim Hikmet Richard Dikbas, Ramize Erer, Tan Cemal Genc, Naci Günes Güven, Ahmet Dogu Ipek, Hüseyin Karabey, Melike Kilic, Ceren Oykut, Ferhat Özgür, Cagri Saray, Sencer Vardarman, Yusa Yalcintas.

Günes Nasuhbeyoglu