Pi Artworks Galatasaray hosts Egyptian/German artist Susan Hefuna “Istanbul” solo exhibition between the dates September 14th and – October 30th 2011. This will be Hefuna’s first appearance at Istanbul.
Susan Hefuna’s work reflects experiences in-between cultures, dealing with cross-cultural codes; she constantly plays at what images mean and how they work, creating dream-like spaces where viewers can attach a wide array of significances to indicators of time and location. Hefuna hijacks the viewer beyond space and time, and from a taste of the undetectable, generates an arrangement of a direction of sorts. The lattices and correlations made on paper trace a journey, each line a new course.
The artist will exhibit several series of new drawings she made during her residency in Istanbul in 2011 reflecting her personal experiences of the city Istanbul. In 2 Drawing series she used blue ink and 2 drawing series ink on tracing paper, inspired by the city Istanbul.
The title of the show "Istanbul" refers to her stay in Istanbul in 2011 when she created new works inspired by the spirit of the city. In addition to the drawings new wooden Mashrabiya works and Aluminium sculptures will be on display.
Susan Hefuna works in several medias such as drawing, installation, photography, video and performance. Susan Hefuna has exhibited widely at international institutions such as the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Townhouse Gallery, Cairo; The Third Line, Dubai; Galerie Volker Diehl, Berlin; Kunstmuseum, Thun, Switzerland; Galerie Grita Insam, Vienna, Austria; Fare Mondi, 53rd Venice Biennial, Italy; Seville Biennial, Spain; New Museum, New York, USA; 2nd Riwaq Biennale, Palestine; 9th Sharjah Biennial, UAE; The Louvre, Paris, France; National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.
Selected public collections that her works are include MoMa, NYC, British Museum, London, UK, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK, Foundation Louis Vuitton, Paris, France, Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris, CU Galleries, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA, Farjam Collection, Dubai, UAE, Groupe Lhoist collection, Limelette, Belgium, Sharjah Art Museum, Sharjah, UAE.
Susan Hefuna’s “ Istanbul ” can be visited between 10:30 – 19:30 except Sundays until October 30th at Pi Artworks Galatasaray.