Haluk Akakçe

Turkish, b. 1970

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Haluk Akakçe

Turkish, b. 1970

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Culling both from Henri Matisse’s paper cutouts and the genre of Russian Constructivism, Haluk Akakçe explores the ways in which technology influences perceptions of time and space. Universal human experience and the limitless potential of technology-enabled humans are central to his work. For example, his “Come Midnight” series of calligraphic drawings celebrates intangibility while challenging humankind’s dependence on rational thought. Whether the artist is looping video or crafting large-scale, immersive reliefs or drawings, his art posits a world in which the real and imagined collide. With a style that synthesizes organic and geometric forms, he creates scenes that redefine spaces and toy with scale. Butterflies feature prominently across his work; for the artist they serve as a measure of the human spirit and a manifestation of a greater spiritual power in the physical world.

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KW Institute for Contemporary Art
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Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 4 more
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Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
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Artforum, and 2 more
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Bienal de Sao Paulo, and 1 more
Biography

Culling both from Henri Matisse’s paper cutouts and the genre of Russian Constructivism, Haluk Akakçe explores the ways in which technology influences perceptions of time and space. Universal human experience and the limitless potential of technology-enabled humans are central to his work. For example, his “Come Midnight” series of calligraphic drawings celebrates intangibility while challenging humankind’s dependence on rational thought. Whether the artist is looping video or crafting large-scale, immersive reliefs or drawings, his art posits a world in which the real and imagined collide. With a style that synthesizes organic and geometric forms, he creates scenes that redefine spaces and toy with scale. Butterflies feature prominently across his work; for the artist they serve as a measure of the human spirit and a manifestation of a greater spiritual power in the physical world.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
User
Solo show at a major institution
KW Institute for Contemporary Art
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 4 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 2 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Bienal de Sao Paulo, and 1 more