Press Release - LABOGRIGNEUR AND SATELLITE WORKS
05/01/2012 - 28/01/2012
The Dutch artist Willem Harbers’ first exhibition in İstanbul is opening doors on January 6th, 2012 at Galeri Zilberman.
The exhibition kindly supported by the Netherlands Embassy in the framework of the 400. anniversary celebrations of the diplomatic relationships between Turkey and Netherlands – is the premier exhibition of the gallery in 2012.
In the exhibition titled “Labogrigneur and Satellite Works”, “Labogrigneur”, with its name fictionalized much like itself, establishes the main focus. With this work and the other works surrounding it, the artist almost builds his own laboratory.
These dense statues, utilising metals intensively as materials and inviting the viewers to discover a new rhythm with the new insight on slowness they bring forth, also slow time down. Concerning the speed of the works, Harbers remarks as follows:
“A sculptor is by definition slow, the material with which they work is slow, and the beholder can only enjoy the work if he or she takes their time, stays with the sculpture, walks around it, slows their step, views the the work from all angles, or otherwise: becomes slow themselves.”
The works of Willem Harbers, establishing a new equilibrium with their states which could both be simple and complicated simultaneously, could be viewed at Galeri Zilberman between 6 – 28 January.
- Willem Harbers