'masturbation', gallery mixer, 19 February- 26 March 2016
Date: February 19, 2016 Friday - March 26, 2016 Saturday
Artists: Bora Akıncıtürk, Turan Aksoy, Ferzan Aktaş, Burak Ata, Basako, Damla Baş, Zeynep Beler, Antonio Cosentino, Cemal Demir, Ali Elmacı, Tarık Gök, Şakir Gökçebağ, Horasan, Hüseyin Işık, Burak İşseven, Merve Morkoç, Ali İbrahim Öcal, İrfan Önürmen, Ferhat Özgür, Burcu Perçin, Sabo, Meltem Sarıkaya, Nejat Satı, Erinç Seymen, Tunca, Tolga Tüzün, Selahattin Yıldırım, Erdoğan Zümrütoğlu
“Dear audience; the pieces you’ll see in this exhibition are a fiction of the creator’s issue of building a world on his own. It’s a feeling of reproduction and existing. Each artist attends this exhibition with their own fiction and creation process, trying to make sure that this process is known and sensed, without any imposition, struggling to contour that state of existence in this world.”
The new exhibition that is going to be at Mixer’s new gallery, Sıraselviler Caddesi No:35 brings a diverse artist group from different disciplines. When one thinks about the act of ‘Masturbation’, the pleasure that artists are having during the creation process, it’s a reference in its own as an act, to the meaning of this word. It can also be seen as an act of converting a solo action to a collective situation. ‘Masturbation’ generally requests artists to work with different mediums than their usual medium; hence the exhibition is of a multidisciplinary experience. The show will include a wide range of artworks; varying from painting to video and performance. The exhibition aims to create a farceur encounter and some kind of a facedown moment. It also aims to sense one’s state of loneliness’ and dilemmas like safety and unsafety, tranquility and uneasiness simultaneously.
The Artist’s lonely existence during the creation process and isolation from the outer world-although not absolutely- is some kind of a rebellion moment. ‘Masturbation’ is looking for answers as if this reckoning can be converted to a rebellious act. It determines to exhibit this singularity on a plural platform with the help of the parallelism between the artist at the creation process and the act of masturbation.