From 16 December 2016 to 4 March 2017 at Istanbul’s Akbank Sanat, curators Ceren Arkman and Irmak Arkman bring together the work of 14 artists whose practice de-and re-constructs space through digital media.
Nonspaces looks at the way digital structures challenge and reshape the way we engage with space, both physically and conceptually. The artists in the exhibition, which include LIA, Ryoichi Kurokawa, FIELD, Sougwen Chung and Onformative, create exploratory digital forms, fields and worlds, then set them loose in virtual and material space.
Digital artist and designer LIA presents five audiovisual works as part of the exhibition. Three of the works, including The Lonely One In The Autumn, are available as digital editions on Sedition. The works construct digital landscapes, experimenting with the complexity created by algorithmic renderings of natural forms.
Visitors to the exhibition have the chance to engage with space in non-traditional, experimental ways and to explore the complex structures digital media make available. However Nonspaces is not solely about celebrating the possibilities of new media. Thanks to digital technologies, we live in an age of detailed data capture, instantaneous messaging and hyperrealistic imagery. While often presented as new frontiers and milestones of mankind, the possibilities enabled by digital technologies are always connected to the structures which came before them. Nonspaces puts the focus on representation as a core problem of our time.
Nonspaces runs from 16 December 2016 - 4 March 2017 at Akbank Sanat located at İstiklal Cad. No:8 34435 Beyoğlu-İstanbul.