SMALL IS BEAUTIFUL
September 23 – December 27, 2014
YEŞİM AĞAOĞLU, DİLARA AKAY, ERDAĞ AKSEL, ESRA CARUS, NEJAT ÇINAR, SEÇİL EREL,EDA GECİKMEZ, ŞAKİR GÖKÇEBAĞ, HAKAN GÜRSOYTRAK, NACİ GÜNEŞ GÜVEN, AHMET DOĞU İPEK, MELİKE KILIÇ, KOMET, MURAT MOROVA, NAZLI EDA NOYAN, ARDAN ÖZMENOĞLU, YENER PINARBAŞ, NİLHAN SESALAN, ANİ SETYAN,TUNCA SUBAŞI, JOSEPHINE TURALBA, UYGUR YILMAZ.
Opening: September 23, Tuesday
18:00 – 20:00
Kuad Gallery has been inspired by the esteemed economist and thinker Ernst Friedrich Schumacher and renamed its latest exhibition after his valued recollection of his essays in 1973, ‘Small is Beautiful’, which, recently, has regained a well-deserved attention in the context of the last decade’s economical crises.
The same name has also been preferred by several other exhibitions where art works of small size were presented to the public. In accordance with the concept, in our latest exhibition, various paintings, sketches, designs, photographs, video works and installations of small-scale will be presented. And the aim of our exhibition is to experience the possible methods and genres of aesthetics as how to overcome the negative impacts of social and economic crises on art. However, these methods and genres have been well known to public since the ‘replicas’, ‘readymades’ and ‘editions’ of Marcel Duchamp. Despite the fact that those artworks had been made to enforce the attainment of low-income social groups to the artworks, it could not have prevented those ‘pseudo-cheap’ pieces from falling into the hands of the rich as expensive objects. (more…)