Damp Earth by Ekin Kano takes place at Öktem Aykut from October 17th until November 28th, 2020. Damp Earth is Kano’s first one person exhibition at Öktem Aykut.
Working on the ambiguity of the borders between human and non-human, Kano states that living beings can take on an endless possibility of forms and presents that bodies revealed in these numerous different forms may manifest themselves in an endless version of materiality.
In opposition to the anthropocentric view that the human and the human body is separate from and above that of all, the artist puts her works within a biocentric framework and examines the materiality behind the functioning of zoe for the exhibition Damp Earth. Comprising fragments of a walk in a misty and wet forest filled with rocks and moss, the exhibition promises an encounter with our reflections in distincts forms and materiality.
Ekin Kano (Istanbul, 1990) graduated from Yıldız Technical University Department of Photography and Video. She took part at the student exchange program at Den Haag Royal Academy of Art in the Netherlands and completed her master’s degree at Sabancı University Department of Visual Arts and Visual Communication Design. Her works that originate from her research on anthropocentrism, evolution, and natural history have been displayed at group exhibitions in Istanbul, Los Angeles, Zurich, Paris, Winterthur and Belgrade.