Elgiz Collection, this year, "Is There Life on Earth?" The 11th Terrace Exhibition, which draws attention to the problem of the social environment with the title of "Projection of Existence", is presented to the audience with its new selection that proposes individual questioning.
The “nature” we attribute to the community of vegetation and wild animals, far from the city centres, was actually planet earth itself; before the existence of humanity.
Man builds roads and houses to establish his own living spaces in nature. He builds small worlds of his own within these geometric shapes he creates. Together, these little worlds give birth to new lives. In this way, human continues to exist in the living space that he has established by interfering with nature with geometric forms.
While the mind looks through the form created by the human body, it questions its self and memory; His life is complex and crowded. When looking at the globe from the window of an airplane, the eye realizes: In the nature called Earth, living spaces are geometric shapes and people are just forms – independent of borders, place and time. In the cycle of nature, parts of nature…
In the “Projection of Existence”, abstract works that return to the self in different geographies and different time periods come together for the harmonic narrative of human and nature with geometric forms that we encounter in nature, sometimes taking on a line and sometimes a shape.
Abdurrahman Öztoprak, Abidin Dino, Ahmet Oran, Alexander Liberman, Ali İsmail Türemen, Candeğer Furtun, Donald Baechler, Emmanuel Bornstein, Ergin İnan, Fahrelnissa Zeid, Fernando Canovas, Gilbert & George, Habip Aydoğdu, Jorge Pardo, Kemal Önsoy, Nejad Devrim, Rebecca Horn, Richard Prince, Stephan Balkenhol, Stephen Dean, Thomas Struth, Wang Xiaoshuang