Emre Hüner | Hypabyssal
Opening February 2, 2016, 7 pm.
Emre Hüner’s practice discloses multiple narratives through an archaeological gesture. His installations suggest the archaic as a matter of the present — a result of the clash of pre-modern civilizations with utopian models of modernity. These scenarios create their own conditions and possibilities within a constructed fictional narrative.
Hüner’s work elaborates the notion of materiality as thought and objects as artifacts that question the events of their origin as well as the situation in which they stand; an archaeology of the present that is an invitation to generate new names and meanings in an imaginary landscape.
The influences of pre-Colombian architecture as well as modular and modernist architecture, together with the artist’s found images, give birth to new architectonic figures. The indeterminate scale presents a dynamic notion of spatial experience that presents an obsession with matter and its relation to its temporal duration.
Hypabyssal is a sub-volcanic rock created by emissions of substance from the depths of the Earth to the surface. The current series of work uses ashes from Colima incorporated into a process that reduces oxygen and adds carbon, as well as minerals such as obsidian, bronze, and sand. The works unfold as layers of memory or as forms repeating in a geological landscape, while presenting a re-working of previously unconnected events into a series of unrecognizable things.
Organized by Carla Fernández