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24.10.2019 - 30.11.2019

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Aslıhan Kaplan Bayrak, Burçin Erdi, Emre Celali, Hüseyin Aksoy and Soyhan Baltacı’s group exhibition consisting of their latest works on the concept and connotations of Anemoia is opening on 24 October 2019 at Labirent Sanat.

The concept of anemoia defined as nostalgia for not experienced time; suggests a dissatisfaction, despair and non-belongingness felt about the present time. What is the impulse that drives us into the past and pulls us away from the moment we live? What key experience explains the source of this gap, which pauses us from time to time as we move forward in our adventure of existence? What could be the reason that disrupts the linearity of time as a straight line, its uniform reality and causes this mood?

In Proust's novel, In Search of Lost Time, the protagonist Marcel is startled by the impact of an instant experience that recalled from the depths of his consciousness by the smell and the flavour left on his palate of cake that he dipped into a linden tea: “An exquisite pleasure had invaded my senses, but individual, detached, with no suggestion of its origin. And at once the vicissitudes of life had become indifferent to me, its disasters innocuous, its brevity illusory-this new sensation having had on me the effect which love has of filling me with a precious essence; or rather this essence was not in me, it was myself. I had ceased now to feel mediocre, accidental, mortal. Whence could it have come to me, this all-powerfull joy? I was conscious that it was connected with the taste of tea and cake, but that it infinitely transcended those savours, could not, indeed, be of the same nature as theirs.” In Proust's In Search of Lost Time, the crisis of time is experienced as the self-crisis, and the novel is an attempt to consolidate the identity of the self under threat of dissolution.

In the face of the speed of the era we are in, with the lack of a basis to make our lives meaningful, we either hold onto the past or interrupt the moment we live by longing for the future. Anemoia exhibition focuses on the results of the process of human body and consciousness which is now accelerated by the effect of modern technology and deprived of the earth, through the imaginations of past, present and future.

In Anemoia exhibition, you can see the works of Aslıhan Kaplan Bayrak, Burçin Erdi, Emre Celali, Hüseyin Aksoy and Soyhan Baltacı, in which the three different time dimensions-past, now, future-are intertwined, and which challenge the irreversibility of time, the idea of innovation and unpredictability of next moment at Labirent Sanat between 24 October  –  30 November 2019.


Aslıhan Kaplan Bayrak

Burçin Erdi

Emre Celali

Hüseyin Aksoy

Soyhan Baltacı

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