Sunday, April 8, 2007
The Contemporary Art Center Siemens Sanat started its activities in 2006 with the "My Body is My Castle" exhibition. The exhibition curated by Marcus Graf brings "body and figure", one of the most classical subjects of art, into the center of our lifes with contemporary forms.
Siemens Sanat starts 2006 with the "My Body is My Castle" exhibition. The artists participating the exhibition curated by Marcus Graf interpret the "body" as a castle protecting us from the outside world.
The artists built their work on the fact that the only reality we can perceive in an ever-changing society is our "bodies"; they interpret the body with a brand new approach, expressing the changes in our castle. The exhibition brings the body, the border between the outside world and our innerselves, to the center of contemporary art, while questioning the society of our time.
Curator Marcus Graf, summarizes the content of the exhibition: "Media and visual reality affect our relations with our bodies. We live in a time where forms are losing ground, and the bodies are deformated more and more every single day. This is a complete paradox given the fact that people run to fitness centers to preserve their physical form, and that conscious nutrition became very important." Graf describes the exhibition as a ground where the individual can feel his/herself freely in this time of intermediaries. Graf indicates that the exhibition renders Siemens Sanat, a place where people overcome their limits with their bodies, and find themselves within the vasteness of modern life.
The "My Body is My Castle" exhibition sponsored by Siemens will include drawing, painting, photograph and video works, and will be open between the dates January 31 - March 12, 2006 in Siemens Sanat.