Kerem Ozan Bayraktar, Mimicry, 2018

Kerem Ozan Bayraktar, Mimicry, 2018

colony is a group exhibition that will be held at Abud Efendi Konağı in Istanbul between the dates 23 December 2017 – 3 February 2018. Fostered by the globally immediate socio-political juncture, artistic production, and academic discourse, colony brings the definition of ‘human’ into question. Engaging critically with the means of making knowledge, science, technology, and politics, the exhibition questions that which privileges the human species by attributing a prioritised conception of existence to mankind. Through the agency of intimating a body and body-beings, colony gathers together artistic inquiries that reconsider constructed dichotomies such as human/non-human, nature/culture, and organic/synthetic. Across moralism(s) and between female-male morphologies fixed in procreation, colony explores the constitutive ways in which nature’s sanctions of normativity operate. Interfaced with discussions around language and gender, the exhibition probes for contemporary (collective) bearings that evade self-constituted, human-centered narratives derived from the alliance of culture-history-society-power.

Through the scope of post-human and queer critique kinship, colony embodies a range of perspectives that discuss these critical narratives.

Kerem Ozan Bayraktar, Mimicry, 2018

Kerem Ozan Bayraktar, Mimicry, 2018

Kerem Ozan Bayraktar, Mimicry, 2018

Kerem Ozan Bayraktar, Mimicry, 2018

Kerem Ozan Bayraktar, Mimicry, 2018

Kerem Ozan Bayraktar, Mimicry, 2018

Kerem Ozan Bayraktar, Mimicry, 2018

Kerem Ozan Bayraktar, Mimicry, 2018

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