Photographer Lale Tara’s 2nd solo exhibition
x-ist is hosting photographer Lale Tara’s second solo exhibition between Sept. 10 and Oct. 19. After her solo exhibitions “Alive” (Bilsar, 2006) and “Hello Earth Goodbye” (Bilsar, 2007), Tara met art-lovers at x-ist with her exhibition titled “Doppelgänger (RUI)” in 2009. The artist, who has been exhibited in different cities all around the world, such as Strasbourg, Hong Kong, Basel, London, Mumbai, Taipei, Singapore, Dubai and Tokyo, presented her recent series “Innocent Surrogates” in the photography section of the Istanbul Modern Museum in 2011.
Tara opened her new solo show “Everyone Carries a Shadow” at x-ist. The shooting of the 12 photographs that made up the series took place in different, abandoned spaces in Hungary. The scenes, written and directed by Tara, were constructed by human-sized plastic surrogates. Through this replica, which appears as a manifestation of her secondary existence, Tara touches upon the interaction between various artistic media, deliberately distorting the indexicality of the exhibited photographs.