“A Horn in The Neck: Verfremdungseffekte May Occur Everywhere”

“A Horn in The Neck: Verfremdungseffekte May Occur Everywhere”

Exhibition by İpek Burçak, Hilal Güler, Ayfer Karabıyık, Andara Shastika, and Merve Ünsal

With performances by Robogeisha w/ $.RAR, Kerem Ozan Bayraktar, Eren İleri, Andara Shastika, Ece Gökalp

At Apartment Project Berlin
Hertzbergstr 13, Neukölln, 12055 Berlin

Opening:
08/11/2019, 7 PM
with performance by Robogeisha w/ $.RAR

Exhibition Duration:
08/11/2019 – 29/11/2019

Opening hours:
Thu – Sat, 4 – 7 PM, also Tue 12/11/2019

A Horn in The Neck is an exhibition of works by İpek Burçak, Hilal Güler, Ayfer Karabıyık, Andara Shastika, and Merve Ünsal. Initiated and conceptualized by Ayfer Karabıyık and İpek Burçak, the exhibition space is designed by Berk Asal (ON/OFF) and will host a series of performances by practitioners from different backgrounds, with hopes of using the exhibition as an active site that will function as a production space to invite evolving permutations of images, sounds, and bodies.

A Horn in The Neck is an effort to collectively negotiate individual practices. It was launched by a simple premise (as most of these things often are): Dürer’s Rhinoceros. German painter and printmaker Albrecht Dürer’s woodcut from 1515 is based on a written description and a brief sketch by another artist. Dürer placed a small twisted horn on the animal’s back and gave it scaly legs. This woodcut then became the basis for other artists’ representations of the rhinoceros. Claiming this speculative space between reality and representation both as a material and a framework, the artists worked with the fragmented perspectives, linear and fractal narratives, landscapes as sites of reproduction, hierarchies of seeing, and processes of naturalization.

Performances

12/11/2019 7 PM
Kerem Ozan Bayraktar: Respiration

22/11/2019 7 PM
Eren Ileri: Indigenous Martian Bacteria DOES Have Precedence Over Human Exploration: An Exercise in No Man’s Sky

Graphic Design: Valerija Ilcuka

This project is supported by the Philipp Schwartz Initiative of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.