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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

She graduated from Mimar Sinan University Department of Sculpture in 1977. In 1993, Erkmen went to Berlin for a year as part of the DAAD artist programme (Berliner Künstlerprogramm). During 1998-1999 she was the Arnold Bode Professor at the Kassel Art Academy and was also professor at the Frankfurt Staedelschule from 2000 to 2007. In 2002, she received the Maria Sibylla Merian award, a bi-annual award given by the Hessen province. She has also participated in numerous group exhibition including Manifesta 1, Rotterdam (1996) and Skulpturen Projekte, Münster (1997). Moreover, she has contributed to the 2nd and 4th International Istanbul Biennial, the Shanghai, Berlin, Kwangju, Sharjah, Christchurch Biennials and the Folkestone and Echigo Tsumari Triennials. In 2011, Erkmen represented Turkey at the 54th Venice Biennale.

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.