See/Saw

Nilbar Güres 

For the first time in 2017 has an exhibition by Nilbar Güres in Martin Janda’s gallery been discussed here. But also her third solo show there is remarkable, and should therefore be mentioned.

One can speak of a development in Nilbar Güres’ work in continuation and affirmation of the path  she has chosen. One still finds oneself in an almost fairytale-like world of orientally inspired aesthetics, with considerable anarchic potential. It still shows - with leaving aside a classical and traditionally western world of ideas, or the breaking up of it - new possibilities of and counter-drafts to cultural and physical identity, with an original and deeply ingrained sense of humour and irony.

The exhibition also includes three new photographs, "Coconut Cutters"(2018), the title-giving "See/Saw("2018)" and "The Eye"(2018), which were created for Plymouth’s art festival "The Atlantic Project" last year. The actual core, though, at least for me personally, are still the textile collages, or the textile sculpture "Under the Skin": what at first looks like the primary sexual organs, turns out to be hands in reality. I thought this incredibly friendly.

 

 

 

Julia Maurer

 

 

 

Venue:

Galerie Martine Janda

Eschenbachgasse 11

1010 Wien

 

 

 

Website:

www.martinjanda.at

 

 

Content:

1: Nilbar Güres, Akp’s Light Bulb or America’s Freedom Sculpture, 2018, mixed media on fabric, 155 x 165 cm, Courtesy: Galerie Martin Janda, Vienna / Galerie Tanja Wagner, Berlin / Galerist, Istanbul

2: Nilbar Güres, Auf Schwarz, 2005, mixed media, display case, 35 x 50 x 12 cm, Courtesy: Galerie Martin Janda, Vienna / Galerie Tanja Wagner, Berlin / Galerist, Istanbul

3: Nilbar Güres, links: Look at Me, 2019, acrylic on silk, stone, 49 x 68 x 58 cm (dimensions variable); rechts: Coconut Cutters, 2018, c-print, 170 x 140 cm, Courtesy: Galerie Martin Janda, Vienna / Galerie Tanja Wagner, Berlin / Galerist, Istanbul

4: Nilbar Güres, The Hole, 2019, Installation, wood, paint; acrylic on cardboard, 2 parts, 180 x 302 x 214 cm; 15 x 15 cm, Courtesy: Galerie Martin Janda, Vienna / Galerie Tanja Wagner, Berlin / Galerist, Istanbul

5: Nilbar Güres, Once Married, 2016 – 2018, mixed media on fabric, 218 x 152 x 3 cm, Courtesy: Galerie Martin Janda, Vienna / Galerie Tanja Wagner, Berlin / Galerist, Istanbul

6: Nilbar Güres, Referring, 2018, mixed media on paper, 152 x 146 cm, Courtesy: Galerie Martin Janda, Vienna / Galerie Tanja Wagner, Berlin / Galerist, Istanbul

Header, 7: Detail aus: Nilbar Güres, Referring, 2018, mixed media on paper, 152 x 146 cm, Courtesy: Galerie Martin Janda, Vienna / Galerie Tanja Wagner, Berlin / Galerist, Istanbul

7: Nilbar Güres, Under the Skin, 2019, stiched fabric, aluminium frame, filling, 2 parts, 184 x 68 x 29 cm & 165 x 85 x 29 cm, Courtesy: Galerie Martin Janda, Vienna / Galerie Tanja Wagner, Berlin / Galerist, Istanbul