Non-existing Images

Mixer is proud to host the group exhibition entitled as Non-existing Images, curated by Mehmet Kahraman and Elvin Vural, between 16 July – 14 September, 2014. The exhibition brings various artistic disciplines together, such as photography, drawing, painting, video and neon works.

Non-existing Images builds its theoretical framework on the multi-layered relationship between the image and the viewer. Each form we encounter on various media –usually on two-dimensional surfaces– eventually becomes first a continuum and then a completion in the minds of the viewers, with regards to their own existential incompletion. In line with the idea that the image is incomplete on its own and can only be complete in the mind of the viewer, artworks face countless different interpretations and transform into a myriad of unique reflections.

The artworks allow many possible interactions through various media, as they are chosen from a range of disciplines, supporting the exhibition’s theoretical framework. While Bengisu Bayrak’s paintings visualize forgotten notes, Dilek Öztürk’s auto-portraits in which she locates herself in various urban spaces point out the inherent continuity within stories. Ömür Alptekin’s drawings which tend to transform into a pictorial superstructure but not yet accomplished to do so and Sema Özevin’s photograph installation which is in interaction not only within itself but also with the viewer; support the idea that with each and every look, the viewer faces a different image, but a non-existing one.

Artists: Bengisu BayrakDilek ÖztürkElla Becker, Nalan Kilimci, Sema ÖzevinSırma DorukÖmürhan Alptekin, Tuğçe Çubukçuoğlu

Curators: Mehmet Kahraman, Elvin Vural