Necla Rüzgar

The Overcoming Silence

22.09.2016 - 27.10.2016

Galeri Nev Gezegen

Gallery Nev welcomes the new season with Necla Rüzgar. Her latest display was at Istanbul ARTINTERNATIONAL Art Fair, and was viewed with warmest interest. She is now exhibiting her works that she has been working on since then, for almost two years, with the name “THE OVERCOMING SILENCE”. This title is inspired from the lines of one of the most important woman writers of the twentieth century, INGEBORG BACHMANN; “Since names have cradled us to the nature of things, since we've posited signs, and to us signs have come; snow not only means the white weight falling snow means the silence by which we’re overcome.”

While creating "the overcoming silence" for the audience, Necla Rüzgar uses so many different media such as furniture, canvas, polyester, photography, rug, fabric. On the other hand, as she mentioned in one of her interviews, although it draws the attention, variation of media is not her priority in this show. Instead, Rüzgar, crates her pieces by following her intuition. Humans and animals are interpenetrating in this show even more than her previous works, and they appear with all of their primal needs, instincts, strength, skills and fears. Thereby shame and wiles, garnish and wound, sleep and death blend into one another.

Furthermore, her Eve figure entitled “More Than Yourself”; other sculptures that reminds of a crucified human body with rose wounds in hand or a scared head caused by a crown made of bird claws, and especially her installation called “Birds of God” that is created by hand-painted dead birds, also brings "beliefs" into the reflection, while thinking on the unity as well as detachment of humans and animals.

Necla Rüzgar received her proficiency in art degree in 2004 at Hacettepe University Fine Arts Faculty, Department of Painting. As well as working as a professor at the same department, Rüzgar has exhibited her works in painting, photography and video at various cities, including Istanbul, Izmir, Diyarbakır, Berlin, Zürich and Seoul. Her works were exhibited at Akademi der Künste in Berlin and National Museum of Contemporary Art in Bucharest. Recently, Necla Rüzgar was invited to Switzerland for the first of SALON BLANCH hosted by Swiss curator and art critic Susann Wintsch and Chris Bünter. Her works were last exhibited in Museum Für Neue Kunst in Germany with Ayşe Umur, Agah Uğur collection exhibition “Freund Schafts Spiel”.