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Daniel Canogar / Vortex
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art ON Istanbul
Sair Nedim Cad. No:4
34307 Akaretler, Besiktas, Istanbul
September 10 – October 5, 2013
Monday-Saturday / 11:00-19:00
artON opens the art season with Daniel Canogar
artON welcomes the Istanbul Biennial with Daniel CANOGAR, a globally renowned new media artist
art ON opens the art season simultaneously with the Istanbul Biennial with Daniel Canogar’s first solo exhibition in Turkey. Canogar is among of the first names that come to mind in the world of new media art.
Last year art ON housed Canogar’s installation titled ‘Spin’ at its booth though Contemporary Istanbul. The new exhibition will take place at the gallery venue on 10 September – 5 October.
The exhibition titled ‘Vortex’ covers photographs and installations by Canogar, whose works have also been included in the collection of Borusan Art Center. Among the works to be exhibited are photos edited with a unique narrative language, reflecting the relationship between the individual and the commonplace and daily life objects.
In ‘Vortex’ Canogar presents photos he produces manifesting a ‘distinctive’ relation between readymade object and the individual along with his video installation titled ‘Spin’, he designed using CDs, again in the context of daily life objects. Among the objects Canogar uses in his works, we find plastic bottlesi CDs, VHS tapes, old tapes, cables and even bathtubs. Through the video projections the artist projects on the surface of these objects, he redefines their functions, attributing them a new form and dynamism.
Canogar defines his art as: ‘My most recent sculptural installations are constructed with discarded electronic materials: computer, telephone and electric cables, thousands of burnt-out bulbs, meters of videotape, old slot machines, celluloid, DVDs, etc. The installations explore the short life expectancy of the technologies we cast off and their relationship to organic mortality. These installations also seek to reanimate the lifeless. Light animations projected onto the installations appear to free the energy stored in the electronic waste, awakening in it memories of its past. Through my work I try to bring dead materials back to life, reveal their secrets, revive the collective memory they contain to construct an accurate portrait of a society and an age.’
Canogar explains the content of his works to be exhibited at artON as follows: ‘With all the forms that purifies it, water stands as an aesthetical component for me. As a natural force that drags its surroundings Vortices (Vortex) is the backbone of my work in photo series. ‘Vortices’ was inspired by the ‘Great Pacific Garbage Vortex’, a vast accumulation of marine debris floating at or just below the water’s surface in the Pacific. The accumulation is approaching the dimensions of the European continent. This waste will not only remain where it is for the foreseeable future, it is also growing at an alarming rate, fed by the worldwide production and disposal of plastic goods. Vortices is an attempt to offer a depiction of the victims and perpetrators of this environmental disaster.’
Daniel Canogar’s ‘Vortex’ can be visited at artON Istanbul from 10 September to 5 October, 2013.
artON: Sair Nedim Cad. No:4, Akaretler, Istanbul Tel: 0212 2591543 www.artonistanbul.com
Exhibition Opening Date: September 10, 2013 Tuesday / 19.00
Exhibition dates: September 10 – Octorber 5, 2013
Daniel Canogar, Bio
Daniel Canogar (Madrid, 1964) received an M.A. from NYU and the International Center for Photography in 1990. His work as a visual artist focuses on photograpy, video, and installation art.
Daniel Canogar has created numerous public art pieces, including Waves, a permanent sculptural installation made with LED tiles, for the atrium of 2 Houston Center, Houston; Travesías, a flexible LED screen commissioned for the atrium of the European Union Council in Brussels during the Spanish Presidency of the European Union in 2010; Constelaciones, the largest photo-mosaic in Europe created for two pedestrian bridges over the Manzanares River, in MRío Park, Madrid; Nodi, two photo-murals in the Arensa Train Station in Naples; Clandestinos, a video-projection presented in Rio de Janeiro, Madrid and Rome.
His recent work includes Asalto New York, a video-projection on the facade of an abandoned factory in Brooklyn, NY; ‘Latidos’, a solo exhibition in Buenos Aires; ‘Vórtices’, an exhibition exploring issues of water and sustainability in Madrid. Moreover he has an installation titled Synaptic Passage in New York, and two installations at the Sundance Film Festival 2011.
Canogar has exhibited in the Reina Sofia Contemporary Art Museum, Madrid; the Palacio Velázquez, Madrid; Max Estrella Gallery, Madrid; bitforms Gallery, New York; Filomena Soares Gallery, Lisbon; Borusan Contemporary Museum, Istanbul; and Guy Bärtschi Gallery, Geneva. In addition Canogar’s works are found at the Santa Mónica Art Center, Barcelona; Mimmo Scognamiglio Artecontemporanea, Milano; the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein Westfallen, Düsseldorf; Hamburger Bahnhof Museum, Berlin; the Wexner Center for the Arts, Ohio; the American Museum of Natural History, New York; the Andy Warhol Museum and the Mattress Factory Museum, Pittsburgh.
Publications by Canogar include ‘Ciudades Efímeras: Exposiciones Universales, Espectáculo y Tecnología’, Julio Ollero Editor, Madrid, 1992; ‘Ingrávidos’, 2003; as well as numerous essays on architecture of the image, contemporary photography and new media art.
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