IN SITU: Cevdet Erek – AAAAA
M HKA, Antwerpen
20 January 2018 - 29 April 2018
The IN SITU programme at M HKA offers medium-scale monographic exhibitions by significant early- and mid-career artists from around the world. It focuses on the commissioning of new works, foregrounding experimental practices in what is M HKA’s largest and most atypical exhibition space.
With works based on experience and perception, particularly of place, time and rhythm, Cevdet Erek’s practice might be considered an investigation into the politics of space. An artist with a background in architecture as well as music, Erek has often worked site-specifically in non-art spaces as part of his natural territory. His installation Room of Rhythms - Otopark (2015), located in a parking garage as part of the 14th Biennial of Istanbul, being a key example, followed more recently by his major project ÇIN for the Pavilion of Turkey at the Venice Biennale in 2017. For his exhibition at M HKA, Erek has developed an experimental project that takes the core facets of his practice into a new material investigation.
Cevdet Erek is based in Istanbul.
The exhibition is curated by Nav Haq, Senior Curator at M HKA.
SAHA provided support for the production of the new work by Cevdet Erek.