Installation view of Off the Mirror from Arter’s SPACELINER exhibition, photographed by Murat Germen
Between 15 May and 2 August 2015, Arter hosted a group exhibition entitled Spaceliner that featured works focusing on the relationship between drawing and space. In an attempt to examine the stylistic vocabulary of contemporary drawing, the exhibition illustrated working methods and approaches of drawing through the works of 17 artists.
All the works presented in Spaceliner started from a mode of thinking rooted in drawing, which differentiated the artistic results here from spatial installations in general. This approach manifested itself in both the choice of materials as well as in their use. Above all, however, it was manifested in the works’ graphic intensity and how the lines were used in, and with, the space.
Thus, the works reflected on the one hand a persistent attempt to fathom the epistemological quality of the medium of drawing. On the other, the aspect of motion was substantially integrated into the works’ conception, which led to a fundamental discussion of the tension between spatial image and actual experience in space. All the works moved in the transitional zones between lines drawn and the actual physical spatial environment, and all were concerned with both the constructed spaces we live in as well as with visions of interiority.
The exhibition thus attempted to prove the potential of drawing, as a contemporary means of expression, to push ahead the development of new visual ideas by means of extraordinary methods and material.
Extracted from the exhibition’s website page