Hello friends of Galerie Kuchling!
We are delighted to present the new exhibition from Bedri Baykam, Bir 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.
We cordially invite you to the opening on October 27 from 7-11pm.
The artist and ourselves look forward to seeing you!
On the occasion of the Vernissage, the recent publication “Bedri Baykam as seen by the critics” will be launched for the first time internationally.
Exhibition: 27th October – 15th December 2017
Vineta Pavilion No. 1 in Venice
– still open until the 3rd November
After a wonderful exhibition in Berlin, the artworks and ourselves are now moving to Venice. Come and see the artworks in a different context next to the Biennale di Venezia and discover new artworks. We look forward to seeing you in Venice!
You can find our Vineta Pavilion No. 1 just across from the Catalan Pavilion on the island San Pietro di Castello which is located northeast of Venice. Opening times: Tue-Sun 10am – 6pm, admission is free.
Check out the website of our project www.vineta-pavilion.org
In addition to our regular opening hours, please contact us for individual appointments.