Elmas Deniz participated in the group exhibition 'Words are Very Unnecessary’ at Arter, Istanbul (08/10/2019)
Elmas Deniz is participating in the group show 'Words are Very Unnecessary', curated by Selen Ansen, at Arter’s new building in Dolapdere, Istanbul running from September 13, 2019 to March 8, 2020. Revolving around the themes of gesture, remains and trace, this exhibition brings together works from the Arter Collection, featuring artists from Turkey and other countries worldwide. Words Are Very Unnecessary takes its cue from a conversation about “what a museum is”, which took place between artists Allan Kaprow and Robert Smithson in 1967. In this context, the exhibition inquires, beyond an object-centred perspective, into the tangible and intangible things that an art institution hosts and preserves. It also undertakes a shift of focus by approaching the object of art through the movements and actions of which it is the product, the keeper, the catalyst, the trace and/or the remainder. Other artists whose works are presented include Gökçen Dilek Acay, Vito Acconci, Nevin Aladağ, Francis Alÿs, Mehtap Baydu, Joseph Beuys, Geta Brătescu, George Brecht, Ceal Floyer, Leylâ Gediz, Rebecca Horn, Allan Kaprow, Ali Kazma, Daniel Knorr, Lene Adler Petersen, Sigmar Polke, Sarkis, Akram Zaatari and many other names.