A Travel From Ceramics to Book Pages: Repetition

Darling, tell me, what are you willing to put in these bowls? Pomegranates or ginger?”

Abidin Dino

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Tekerrür, 2020 (Photo: flufoto)

Artist Alev Ebüzziya Siesbye’s solo exhibition, which includes her new works recently, meets with art lovers at Arter. Name of the exhibition is inspired a same name book which has influenced Siesbye. Book was written by Soren Kierkegaard in 1843 and the existence of repetition has been questioned. Exhibition inquires the possibility of repetition, whether something is gained or lost in being repeated; provides insight into the principles of ceramic art. In this point, we reminds the question that Abidin Dino asked when he was talking  about Ebüzziya’s artworks: “Darling, tell me, what are you willing to put in these bowls? Pomegranates or ginger.”  *  What can the bowls which are created by countless repeated actions contain? What is the differences between the each of bowls which are reincarnation of mud? It is possible to inquires these questions by visiting Siesbye’s exhibition. In this exhibition, Ebüzziya minimizes color, shape and size differences in her bowls. Thus, audience can discover small nuances among repeating forms. You can visit to Repetition which consist of the stoneware bowls that Siesbye has produced fort his exhibition since 2019, at Arter until March 7, 2021.

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Tekerrür, 2020 (Photo: flufoto)

Also, a book has published on the occasion of Alev Ebüzziya Siesbye’s solo exhibition titled Repetition. The book has edited by Eda Berkmen who is also curator of the exhibition. Repetition begins with the article “ In the Beginning” by Eda Berkmen. The publication also features a text by art historian Ali Kayaalp about the characteristics of artist’s production of form such as utility, form, color and etc. In addition to this, the book has an essay by writer and artist Abidin Dino from 1982. Designed by Ayşe Bozkurt, the publication includes photographs taken by Hadiye Cangökçe and flufoto. It is possible to evaluate Siesby’s Repetition exhibition on a textual context thanks to this publication. You can buy book from Arter Bookstore and can browse through the pages of the book in Arter Library.

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