Hello friends of Galerie Kuchling!

We are delighted to present the new exhibition from Bedri BaykamBir Haremi Olsun Ísterdim / I wish I had a harem at Galerie Kuchling. Rolf and Robert Kuchling first met the artist in 2011 during his stay in Berlin. For all involved, 2017 was the perfect moment to bring about an exhibition in Berlin.

Bedri Baykam and Galerie Kuchling present a cross-section of Baykam’s pictorial work from 2007 until today. In large format pastose paintings, small works on paper, and his so-called 4D multimedia works, Baykam intertwines, in a tight mesh of association, various elements of his own and western culture and art history, all through which he weaves a spark of irony. In the 4D work “The Harem d’Avignon is 100 years old” (2007), the artist situates himself next to Picasso and his famous Demoiselles, as well as photographs of women’s heads above the sentence: I wish I had a harem. In an amusing manner Baykam questions the Eurocentric perspective of art history and the western view of Turkey. The bridge, with which Baykam and his works connect both worlds, is something to be kept.

Bedri Baykam • Californian Harem. 2017 • Mixed media on canvas • 145 x 190 cm

On the occasion of the exhibition, the recent publication “Bedri Baykam as seen by the critics” was launched for the first time internationally.

Exhibition: 27th October – 15th December 2017 12th January 2018 extended!

Music & Punch :: Improvisations on Violin and Double Bass by

Klaus Kürvers & Gerhard Uebele  ::  Friday, 15th Dezember | 5-8 pm

A few weeks before Christmas we cordially invite you to our current exhibition of Bedri Baykam. The musicians Gerhard Uebele and Klaus Kürvers will perform unique improvisations on violin and double bass that you can enjoy in a relaxed, festive atmosphere with a glass of Christmas punch. We look forward to seeing you!

Admission is free.

From 23rd December 2017 until 1st January 2018 we will make a holiday break. We will be back at the gallery on 2nd January during the regular opening hours.

♦ Attention! On 13th December the gallery will be closed. ♦

GALERIE KUCHLING / Karl-Marx-Allee 123 / 10243 Berlin / Deutschland / galerie@kuchling.de / Tel.: 030 120 852 65 / Di-Fr 14-19 Uhr, Sa: 12-18 Uhr sowie auf Anfrage