Nevin Aladağ explores the limits of objects and forms by working with traditional materials and techniques. Questions about origin and identity play an important role in her sculptural interventions, performances, video and sound installations.
Nevin Aladağ (b. 1972 in Van/TR) earned a diploma in sculpture from the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich/DE (2000). Questions about origin and identity play an important role in her sculptural interventions, performances and medial presentations. Aladağ explores the limits and boundaries of objects and the identity of forms by working with traditional materials and techniques. Through the examination of self- and external perception, role ascription and self-design she fundamentally questions clichés and pre-coined expectations, and confronts these with a mix of faded traditions, conserving cultural identity and creating conscious counter-drafts for identity. Aladağ lives and works in Berlin/DE.
Aladağ’s works have been exhibited among others at: Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco/US (2020); Hayward Gallery, London/UK (2020); Mönchehaus Museum, Goslar/DE (2019); Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt/DE (2019); Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin/DE (2019); The High Line, New York/US (2019); Albertinum – Staatliche Kunstsammlung, Dresden/DE (2018); Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City/US (2018); Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn/DE (2018); 57th Venice Biennale/IT (2017); documenta 14, Athens and Kassel/GR/DE (2017); Salzburger Kunstverein/AT (2017); Lentos Kunstmuseum, Linz/AT (2016); Kunstmuseum Stuttgart/DE (2015); Kunsthalle Basel/CH (2014); Art Space Pythagorion/GR (2014); Arter, Istanbul/TR (2012).
The following artworks will be shown as part of the EVROVIZION.CROSSING STORIES AND SPACES project:
Social Fabric, Vibration III, carpet fragments on wood, framed, 174 × 113 × 5 cm, Berlin/DE, 2020.
Social Fabric, Percussion, AP, carpet fragments on wood, framed, 174 × 113 × 5 cm, Berlin/DE, 2020.
© Nevin Aladağ
Nevin Aladağ’s works Vibration III and Percussion belong to the Social Fabric series of works. Aladağ utilises various fragments of hand-knotted kilims, new wool and silk carpets, sisal rugs and wool carpets. The carpets, rugs and tapestries from which her fragments were taken were produced in various locations, sometimes as high-quality handcrafted items, other times as mass-produced goods. Arranged in the form of a collage, the carpet fragments are placed alongside one another as items of equal worth. The tapestries also appear as hybrid objects that are reminiscent of reliefs or picturesque musical compositions. The intermingling of high-quality textiles with mass-produced goods is a reflection of societies’ complex cultural technologies that references religious and social diversity. Taking the limits of objects and the identity of shapes as her starting point, Aladağ illuminates societal diversity, identity and community. Vibration III and Percussion were produced explicitly for the EVROVIZION project, and their characteristics tie them to the region in which the project is being shown.
These artworks are part of the ifa art collection.
Kunstpreis der Böttcherstraße in Bremen 2020
The Kunsthalle Bremen presents ten promising positions in contemporary art. Renowned curators such as Johan Holten, Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung and Bettina Steinbrügge have nominated ten artists from German-speaking countries, whose works can be seen in an exhibition at the Kunsthalle Bremen from August 29 to November 1, 2020. The nominees included also artists from the EVROVIZON project: Janine Jambere, Henrika Naumann and Nevin Aladag
Selma Selman - Risk Change
*In 2018, I was part of the third international interdisciplinary art exhibition Personal, as part of the project Risk Change for which I received the White Aphroid Award for my works Dangers of the Body, The Body in Danger, Viva la Vida We Who Are Dreaming of. As part of the Risk Change project, my work was a part of My Art Is My Reality exhibition at the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rijeka (CR), curated by Sanja Kojić Mladenov. The Risk Change project gives a chance for those artists who genuinely GIVE so much attempt for change of society while using art, technology, and mobility. Therefore, it allows us to think outside of the box and make sure that we can have a better future if you all respect those categorized as others. *Selma Selman
Emilija Škarnulytė at Kunsthaus Pasquart
EMILIJA ŠKARNULYTĖ – Sunken Cities at Kunsthaus Pasquart, 3 July – 29 August With Sunken Cities (2021), Emilija Škarnulytė creates an immersive film environment in the Galeries, in which the different rooms function as a time-line. She produces the effect of total immersion in a multi-dimensional landscape in which our gaze is duplicated by the mirrored ceiling and we simultaneously become witnesses of a future, contemporary and past world. The artist opens the perspective with this black, reflective surface, allowing us to experience it as a visual horizon that looks like an ocean of liquid oil.
Nevin Aladag, Kunstforum, Bd. 262
Kunstforum, Bd. 262 Borderlines **Nevin Aladağ** Mustergültiges für unsere Zeit Ein Gespräch von Sabine Maria Schmidt Nevin Aladağ gehört aktuell zu den international gefragten Künstlerpositionen aus Deutschland. 1972 geboren im türkischen Van, ein Jahr später umgesiedelt nach Stuttgart, ausgebildet in München, ansässig in Berlin, steht sie für eine Position, die fern politischer Identitätsdebatten freie künstlerische Ausdrucksmöglichkeiten findet. In zahlreichen Werkserien untersucht sie die Kraft und den Erfindungsreichtum von kulturellen Transfers. Ihre Arbeiten handeln von Selbstbestimmung, Rollentausch, Fremdwahrnehmung und Multiperspektivität. Klischees und vorgeformtes Wissen werden grundlegend hinterfragt. Und sie nutzt die Poesie von Stimmen und Klängen, die sie unterschiedlichsten Körpern und selbstgebauten Instrumenten entlockt.