In Minimal Pure, Turkish digital artist and art director Feridun Akgüngör (b. 1984) combines architectural forms and bright expanses of sky to create dynamic, utopian vignettes. White concrete planes and glass windows invade masses of blue and green, which, devoid of a visible landscape, evoke a detached world where the only signs of life come from a single potted plant or a distant ock of birds. Utilising technology through staged images, the series makes a case for the contemporary artist, and indeed the globalised planet on which we live. Artifice is celebrated for its boundless potential, where the imagination can transform the ordinary into a new projection of the Anthropocene. Taking parts of buildings, Akgüngör deconstructs their original contexts and rebuilds a new landscape through post-productive methods. The result is a visually stimulating set of works that shifts perspective and encourages the viewer to re-interpret urbanity.
Redefined Environments – Feridun Akgüngör
The Magic of the State, Beirut & Lisson Gallery
The Magic of the State, is Lisson Gallery’s up and coming exhibition and editorial project conceived in collaboration with Beirut, a new art initiative and exhibition space in Cairo. Curated by Silvia Sgualdini.
Duro Olowu, Making and Unmaking, Camden Arts Centre
Filling all three galleries at the Camden Arts Centre is Nigerian fashion designer’s Duro Olowu’s debut curatorial venture. Making and Unmaking is a collection of beautiful and/or interesting items.