Where The Winds Rest
Galeri Nev Istanbul, Turkey
13 December 2019 - 18 January 2020
Hale Tenger’s new solo exhibition at Galeri Nev Istanbul takes its inspiration and title from Edip Cansever’s poem, Where the Winds Rest. Evocations from the poem evolve into the artist’s visual language, cast loose from the text, creating visual and sentimental encounters that are both familiar and uncanny.
Inspired by the same poem, in her installation Where the Winds Rest (2007) Tenger projected Cansever’s two lines on the walls of a dimly lit room filled with fans: Didn’t we pull the body out from underwater / We didn’t pull the body out from underwater. Returning to it 12 years later, this time Hale Tenger tackles the poem in its entirety, blending in her associations with it, she transforms the lines into a visual experience.