AYŞE ERKMEN - BERNARD FRIZE

Badminton on Meadow

28.11.2017 – 28.01.2018

Bunker

All ideas encounter in the material; it is the space and time of idea.

“Badminton on Meadow,” the second edition of the Bunker Exhibitions gathers Ayşe Erkmen and Bernard Frize on a gravity-free plane. Both of them like creating works that unburden the material. Prominent drive of their works is the notion of lightness.

Bernard Frize reaches to rhythmic sequences by subjecting a found gesture to variations along the canvass. He is always after finding a visual vibration, a musical resonance. And the priority of Erkmen is translating the material (and surely objects and space) to found languages in order to liberate them from the tyranny of reason and common sense. But this is not her mission, it is just a method, a way of constructing her work. Although two artists use entirely different tools, the transparency in Frize quickly meets with permeability of empty spaces in Erkmen. That is why their works’ back side and beyond always open to a meadow.

Indeed, how many types of meadows were there in poetry?

 

Ayşe Erkmen

Blinds, 2006

Blinds made of fabric and/or plastic, variable colours

Variable dimensions

 

Bernard Frize

Plus, 2005

Acrylic and resin on canvas

165 x 165 cm

Unique (#42538)

 

Bernard Frize

Tau, 2005

Acrylic and resin on canvas

150 x 150 cm

Unique (#42154)