Ani Çelik Arevyan

Ani Çelik Arevyan

(B. 1961)

She began her photographic work in 1985. She opened her first solo exhibition in Istanbul Library of Women’s Work in 1993. Since 1998, her solo exhibitions has been meeting with audience in Galeri Nev. “Between Life and Death” (1998)  and “Traces of this World” (2014) are some of them.  “Nothing is as it seems” (2010)  was held at Istanbul Museum of Modern Art in 2010.  Some of group exhibitions in which she participated are  "Istanbul Modern-Bahrain", Bahrain National Museum (2013), "I Love You Istanbul / Friends," Horan Church End, Naregy the Istanbul (2011), "2nd International Forum for a Culture of Peace" Rhodes-Greece (2000), "Istanbul Regards Croises" Sipa Press, Paris (1999)

Arevyan won the Turkey championship of Kodak Professional European Awards in 1990 and she represented Turkey in Arles of France. She won the photography prize of Pamukbank. Arevyan’s work is found in some  public or private collections like Biblioteque National de France, the Istanbul Museum of Modern Art and Bülent Eczacıbaşı's collections.

 

Statement of the Work

Arevyan’s “Traces of This World” series proposes a comment on the situation of deleting the reference according to contemporary understanding of reality. The displacement between digital and physical worlds lead us to doubt about the effort required for justification of image which has been experienced in the context of time-space. In the new series, Arevyan centers what is about time in her work; turbulence motion which is dominant visual reference in the photographs can be comprehensible when the existence of time is taken into account. While Arevyan’s photographs question our position in the time, they conduct us to an unknown World. Dreamlike states of figures and their repetitions blur the connection of reality. 

According to Arevyan, the location of the figures of “The Traces of this World” series is not certain in the dimension of time; if they are real or not is not certain, neither. With their stances reminiscent of the falling body in space, the floating figures are like in a constant rotation in a vortex. Traces of continuous motion pose a question about time and transience. By thinking intertwined of all these questionings, Arevyan aims at transform the photograph to an medium which reformulates existential doubts and which takes turn these doubts. Images of the model are represented with the reorganization and repeat.  Arevyan’s intervention about figure works both on the level of model orientation and digital, reorganization. With this double-layered aesthetic gesture, Arevyan’s photography practice forms a ground for questioning of reality which is one of the defining characteristics of contemporary art.

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Traces of this World

Traces of this World

Ani Çelik Arevyan

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Traces of this World

Ani Çelik Arevyan

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