Sukan’s photographic work explores the conventions of the modern white cube as both an architectural context and as a content subject in and of itself. By addressing the notions of spatial memory, presentation and representation, this exhibition enhances the confrontation between visibility and invisibility in social and phenomenological terms. By means of deconstruction, intervention and reconstruction of the white cube, Sukan brings complicity between opposites and creates dualism between recognition and non-recognition, visibility and invisibility, abstraction and concrete concepts. The result is an entirely new space, an architecture of past and future, with a continuously shifting viewpoint. Sukan proposes a phenomenal situation, challenging the viewer on the realism of the photograph and the memory of a space, while also opening up the horizons of the viewer’s perception and interpretation of the exhibition's/ their own immediate setting.
Untitled 10 from the series of INtheVISIBLE, 2013
Born in 1973 (Ankara, Turkey), Sukan’s work have been exhibited at the Maison des Metallos (Paris, France, 2009), NYPH New Visionaries Tobacco Factory (New York, USA, 2009), Batagianni Gallery (Athens, Greece, 2011), Kappatos Gallery (Athens, Greece, 2012), Ara Art Center (Seoul, South Korea, 2012), Maxxi Museum (Rome, Italy, 2013), Elgiz Museum of Contemporary Art (Istanbul, Turkey, 2013), Museum Haus Konstruktiv (Zurich, Switzerland, 2013), La Triennale Di Milano (Italy, 2014), Five Eleven (NYC, USA, 2015), Hotel Des Arts (Toulon, France, 2016), Istanbul Modern Museum (Turkey, 2017) as well as art fairs such as Art Basel (Switzerland, 2011), FIAC (Paris, France, 2011) Art Hong Kong 2012 and 2013. Sükan lives and works in New York and Istanbul.
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