In her cross-disciplinary practice, Banu Cennetoğlu uses objects, images, texts, and printed matter to continuously scrutinize, contemplate, and question the position of the artist/individual within the complex geopolitical conditions of our time. By tying together personal and public archives, Cennetoğlu’s work not only reinforces the maxim that the personal is political, but insists that it is also and inevitably the other way around.
Banu Cennetoğlu is curated by Sohrab Mohebbi, Curator, with Kyle Dancewicz, Director of Exhibitions and Programs.
In Practice: Other Objects presents newly commissioned work that probes the slippages and interplay between objecthood and personhood. The artists in the exhibition highlight curious and ecstatic moments in which a body becomes a thing or a thing stands in for a body. Rather than understanding the body as a stable figure or coherent whole, Other Objects proposes the body as a fluid and fragmentary medium — one materially contingent upon the objects with which it shares space.
The exhibition features Natalie Ball, Takming Chuang, Niloufar Emamifar, LaMont Hamilton, Ariel René Jackson, Katherine Simóne Reynolds, Aliza Shvarts, Rosa Sijben and David Bernstein, Sara Stern, Kenneth Tam, and Kiyan Williams and is curated by Gee Wesley, SculptureCenter’s 2019 In Practice Curatorial Fellow.
Banu Cennetoğlu and In Practice: Other Objects are on view at the SculptureCenter (44-19 Purves Street, Long Island City) through March 25.
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