until 30.10. | #3199ARTatBerlin | Esther Schipper currently presents the solo-exhibition “It Would Have Taught Me Wisdom” by the artist Cemile Sahin. This is the artist’s first exhibition with the gallery.
Sahin’s new installation creates an environment in which text and image are entangled: it is composed of colored plexiglass panels with digital prints, which form a sculptural structure, set against a wallpaper representing the signing ceremony of the Sèvres contract. In both the imagery and its underlying narrative, the new work draws on the artist’s research into the treaties of Sèvres (1920) and Lausanne (1923) and their ongoing impact a century later. A major motif is a digitally reconstructed 3D model of a porcelain statue of the goddess Minerva, which was the centerpiece on the table where the Sèvres treaty was signed.
Cemile Sahin’s artistic practice operates between film, photography, sculpture, and literature. Freely deploying different media, without privileging one or the other, her work embodies today’s synchronicity of image- and text-based communications. Integrating images into her books and text in her image-world, Sahin moves with extraordinary agility between words and pictures, between still and moving image, between text as form, sign, and symbol.
Sahin’s debut novel TAXI was published in 2019, followed by her book ALLE HUNDE STERBEN in 2020, both of which are integral parts of her artistic practice. For TAXI Sahin was awarded the Alfred Döblin-Medaille. In 2019 she was awarded the ars viva 2020 prize for Visual Arts. The same year she was a fellow of the JUNGE AKADEMIE at the Akademie der Künste Berlin. In 2021 Sahin received the AArtist in Residence-Stipend, awarded by the German Foreign Ministry in cooperation with the LVBG, the Association of Berlin Galleries.
Opening: Wednesday, 15th September, 4:00 – 8:00 pm
Exhibition dates: Friday, 17th September – Saturday, 30th October, 2021Zto the gallery
Image caption: Cemile Sahin, courtesy of Esther Schipper
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