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Nowhere We Are

05.12.2019 - 11.01.2020

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İsmet Doğan’s solo exhibition entitled “Nowhere We Are” curated by Selman Akıl can be seen between 5 December 2019 - 11 January 2020 at Labirent Sanat.


In the exhibition “Nowhere We Are” which drags space to a lost geometry and that you will walk by placing the poem of death in your palms now and here; there are İsmet Doğan’s latest Lack series and works of all periods, which are in harmony with the conceptual framework of the exhibition.


The exhibition is designed to carry the thing’s world of definitions trapped within itself into prenatal and post-mortem with a time emphasis. The exhibition mostly includes works of İsmet Doğan's series Lack, brings up a fiction of future-oriented present and being here beyond the utopias and dystopias which are optimistic or pessimistic tautologies, in a dimension deep in their inward and outward bending. It discusses the possibility and impossibility of belongingness of the being whose fate is disentangled and intertwined in order and chaos, representation and flow, reflection and meaning, to the world or to its own body. The exhibition reflects the forward flow of the standing object in time and space as decay and fracture; at the same time as a whole, it presents itself as an installation that goes before space and objects.


In İsmet Doğan's works, the letters which usually exist in the object as a logos or grammar and appear in the distribution of the objects, this time spread to the space and go before the structures of the object bodies and make the whole space an installation. This space installation as a whole, in the analogy of today's world, reflects the possible worlds by affirming the placelessness with reflections of uncertainty, which are made possible being nowhere, saved from the confinement of now and being here, and even can be disguised as eternity.


You can see İsmet Doğan's solo exhibition titled “Nowhere We Are” at Labirent Sanat between 5 December 2019 - 11 January 2020, which includes works from all periods that intersect with the latest Lack series and the conceptual framework of the exhibition.

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