26 April – 23 June 2019
Opening: 26 April 2019
Exhibition: 27 April – 23 June 2019
Özgür Kar’s recent black-and-white video animations sketch out semi-mythological creatures—often half-man/half-snake—caught and squeezed into the confined frame of the flat-screen. Whispering monologues, these figures summon contemporary tales of new normative frontiers, poised between libido and longing—a solipsist motive turned symphonic choir in his new UKS production.
*Kar lives and works in Amsterdam. He is a graduate from Gerrit Rietveld Academie and currently a resident at Amsterdam’s Rijksakademie van Beeldende kunsten. Recent exhibitions and screenings include Finally you are in me at Taylor Macklin, Zurich (2017), a group presentation at the Cruising Pavilion at the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale (2018), and the group exhibitions Noise! at Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem (2018), Full Spectrum Dominance at Decad, Berlin (2017), Mene Mene Tekel Parsin at Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge (2017), and Ugly Feelings at the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2017).
Image: Özgür Kar, Love Letters (Monologue II), 2017.