Melting Point

NewsApril 12, 2016
Melting Point

Artist Aslı Kutluay, whose states that imagination is the most important form of creativity and joy for life, is going to exhibit her never-seen-before pieces among the Preview Projects of the Venice Architecture Biennale. The exhibition will be open to the audience between April 6-27 and will be curated by Vittorio Urbani, one of Venice Biennale’s curators. The venue chosen for the exhibition, Palazzo Contarini Polignac – Magazzino Gallery completes the spirit of the show as it is one of the most important early Renaissance Grand Canal buildings.

The artist produced new interactive, consistent and wholistic series where she targets to correlate between space and her artworks through ‘dysfunctional’ furniture installations. Interpretations on the furniture with ‘melting’ and ‘cracking’ effects as reflections of ”Global Warming’ phenomena create a magical mirror effect on us and ”in the end” bring us to a disturbing scenario. And it tells us, the humans are definitely the reason for these irritating changes.

These product designs present an outlook and offer some sort of cleansing process not only to our destructiveness on ecological balance of nature, but also to the subject of compensating what we lost from our consciousness and nature as they draw attention to the quality we lost in human relations and intersocietal dialogs.

Kutluay’s specific works for each space succeed to stay balanced in the threshold between art and design. If ”art” is about a metaphor hidden in an object and ”design” about the transformation of functional objects into industrial production, the artworks in this series are reconsidered and designed by the artist within aesthetic ideas and their own functional elements. The pieces in Kutluay’s exhibition reveal the daring value that these two different fields can melt into each other, and their traditional differences can be discussed, going deeper on this issue.

In her exhibition where she observes the dead-ends of her own geography and its richness, and narrates their contexts in her painting, sculpture, design and settings; she gives her audience a new point of view by proposing dreaminess as a solution.

Author: Tutku Çetinkaya