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Ayşe Erkmen: Intervals

© Photograph Oren Slor, courtesy Sculpture Center and Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin

Ayşe Erkmen: Intervals

Barbican Centre in London hosts the solo exhibition by Ayşe Erkmen. SAHA provided support for the production of Ayşe Erkmen’s new work realized for the exhibition held between 24 September 2013–5 January 2014.

Ayşe Erkmen produced a kinetic, spatial installation for Barbican’s Curve Gallery. In the 90-metre long space, which wraps around the back of the Barbican concert hall, Erkmen presents a dozen scenic backdrops that are slowly lowered and raised by an automated fly system. The exhibition will be accompanied by a public programme, including a talk with the artist, a workshop with scenic artists and a roundtable discussion.

About Ayşe Erkmen

Ayşe Erkmen (1949, Istanbul) graduated from Mimar Sinan University, Department of Sculpture in 1977. In 1993, she participated in the DAAD International Artist Residency Programme (Berliner Künstlerprogramm) in Berlin. From 1998 to 1999 Erkmen worked as the Arnold Bode Professor at Kassel Art Academy, and as lecturer at Frankfurt Städelschule (2000-2007). In 2002, she was awarded the Maria Sibylla Merian prize of Hessen Province Germany. Among numerous international exhibitions Erkmen has participated in are the 2nd, 3rd and 13th Istanbul Biennial; The Pavilion of Turkey at the 54th Venice Biennale; Manifesta 1, Shanghai, Berlin, Gwangju, Sharjah Limerick and Scape Biennials; the Folkestone and Echigo Tsunami Triennales. The most recent shows she has been on are Pond to Pool to Pond, Saidaji Temple, Nara (2016); Uncertain States, Akademie der Künste, Berlin (2016); “A” Exhibition, SMAK, Gent (2016); Strange Pilgrims, Austin Contemporary (2016); Imaginary Audience Scale, Auckland Art Space (2015); Fingerspitzgefühl, Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin (2015); Une Histoire Art, Architecture, Design des Annees 1980 a nos Jours, Centre Pompidou, Paris (2014); Ayşe Erkmen: Intervals, Barbican Centre, London (2013); More than Sound, Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm (2012). Erkmen participated in Skulptur Projekte Münster with her new project entitled On Water, in 2017. She lives and works in Berlin and Istanbul.

About the Barbican Centre

The Barbican Centre is a performing arts centre in the City of London and is the largest of its type in Europe. The Centre hosts classical and contemporary music concerts, theatre performances, film screenings and art exhibitions. It also houses a library, three restaurants, and a conservatory. The London Symphony Orchestra and the BBC Symphony Orchestra are based in the Barbican Centre's concert hall. It was opened by Queen Elizabeth II on 3 March 1982.