Ali Kazma, Absence, 2012, two-channel video, continuous loop. Courtesy of the artist and C24 Gallery.
514 West 24th Street, (646)416-6300
November 7 - December 22, 2012
Reception: Wednesday, November 7, 6 - 8 PM
C24 Gallery is pleased to announce IN IT, an exhibition of works by Ali Kazma. IN IT will be on view from November 7th through December 22nd , 2012, with an opening reception on Wednesday, November 7th from 6 – 8pm. This will be the artist’s first solo exhibition in New York and is curated by French writer, historian and philosopher Paul Ardenne. Kazma will also represent Turkey at the 55th Venice Biennale in 2013.
Ali Kazma’s videos raise fundamental questions about the significance of human activity, labor, the meaning of economy, production, and social organization. They also address the ethical questions of the status of images, their (non)-proliferation, and the fundamental questions of energy, time and space. How do our past and present design our future? How do we “obstruct” the passing of time?
For IN IT, Paul Ardenne has selected two new two-channel videos not seen before in the United States, together with older works by Ali Kazma that were pivotal to his practice. Ardenne’s selection will provide a unique view of the artist’s work, focused on the concept of “energy.” Bringing together these videos in concert, the viewer will see Kazma’s artistic exploration into the various rhythms energy manifests, whether slow, fast, frantic or suddenly disrupted. His imagery calibrates the course of time and gives rhythm to human gestures, whether they are mechanical movements, or the growth of nature around us.
A book with writings by Paul Ardenne and an extended conversation between the curator and the artist will be published by C24 in conjunction with the exhibition.