Canan Dağdelen is a native of Istanbul, where she was born in 1960. She graduated from the Vienna University of Economics and Business in 1986 and received a master’s degree from the University of Applied Arts Vienna in 1991. She lives in Vienna. The focal point of her work is architecture, although the historical development of writing also forms part of her thought and research. She is also keenly interested in the relationship between time and memory in photographic images.
In her installations, Dağdelen explores from a sociological perspective the concepts of settling down, of social affiliation, permanent order, and finding a place for oneself by defining
them in architectural terms. Through modular spheres that the artists calls “dots”, she reduces architectural structures to their smallest units and situates them in a given space. The emptiness within these structures, whose shape is created through an arrangement of suspended porcelain spheres, becomes important, especially in terms of the relationship between the part and the whole.
Delocalized and decontextua-lized, these architectural constructions situated in space are works that transcend time and space. Antagonistic relations such as construction and
deconstruction, past and present, and virtual and real are perceived simultaneously. Her work creates its own poetic language.
22 Sep - 20 Oct 2013
10:00:am - 10:00:pm
Katara Gallery 2 - Bldg 18