Zilberman Gallery is pleased to present Heba Y. Amin, Pedro Gómez-Egaña, Zeynep
Kayan, Erinc Seymen and Simon Wachsmuth at Art Berlin 2018.
Coming from geographically, demographically and historically different backgrounds,
Amin, Egaña, Kayan, Seymen and Wachsmuth's photos, installations and videos
center on topics such as time politics and machines, cultural (re)construction of
histories, and queer positionings.
The words exhibited delve into various topics from why Greenwich was determined as
the prime meridian to balance and its relation to existence, and the critique of
normative values and the aesthetics of barricades and demonstrations. Such rigorous
topics address themselves in the small yet vigorous gestures.
Zeynep Kayan’s photos and videos almost act as an archive of an installative
performance of torn, repeating images and protruding objects, flirting with the
surrounding architecture. Research based works of Simon Wachsmuth and Heba Y.
Amin explore micro stories or hidden moments in the history through archival material
or contemporary news. As in the work Operation Sunken Sea (Anti-Control Room)
being exhibited at the Berlin Biennial 2018, Amin speculates about new futures, using
art as an imaginary space.
In a similar fashion, taking their narration from enlightenment ideas, the gestures and
absurdities around colonialism, Pedro Gómez-Egaña’s automatas are based on
research and reimagine histories. Sounds such as a repetitive chirr accompany his
installations with layers of references to colonial power. Erinc Seymen’s oeuvre dwell
on the critique of (hetero)normative patterns and normative masculinities by
interrogating and recontextualizing the meaning of (his) symbols. Militarism and
sexuality; codes of dressing and normative family structures embellish his well-crafted
paintings and sculptures.