Seza Paker show at Galerist
ISTANBUL - Hürriyet Daily News
Galerist is presenting “Sea of Tranquility” by Seza Paker from Dec. 20, 2012, to Jan. 12, 2013. Born in Istanbul in 1955 and now residing in Istanbul and Paris, Paker is a post-conceptual artist, whose works are considered as examples of “protéiform” (drawing, performance, video, photography, sound installation). She continues to adhere to this pluralistic approach to creating a political iconography as part of her third solo-exhibition at Galerist, in the spirit of her preceding exhibitions “Camouflage” (2002) and “Untitled (How are you?)” (2006). Paker is to offer visitors newly created and never-before-seen collages alongside older works that have been personally archived by the artist for years. The first section of the exhibition acts as a photographic memory lane, where designs taken from the archive of Paker’s father are presented alongside their original source material. On the other hand, her series’ titled “The Day after the Wedding” (1986) and “The Day after Anabelle’s Performance” (2002) use fragmented photographs to create a visual narrative that sees them liberated from their existing boundaries and repositioned on a personal level in line with the artist’s own vision.