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"National Hymns: Video Installation Piece by Nezaket Ekici"
2005-11-09 until 2005-12-17
Elgiz Museum of Contemporary Art
'National Hymns', a Video installation piece by Nezaket Ekici will go on
display in Artvarium, the museum's special project room for temporary
exhibits from the 9th Nov and will run until the 17 Dec
With this work Ekici explores the universally relevant topics of identity
and nationality by offering personal renditions of the national anthems of
Germany and Turkey. She intends to illustrate the social implications
inherent in cross cultural divides using herself as the vantage point.
Nezaket Ekici has given performances throughout Europe and Turkey. In
September she showed her work at the 'Catania Arte Fiera' in Italy. She is a
student of Marina Abromivich and she lives and works in Berlin
Nezaket Ekici was born in Turkey in 1970 and moved in 1973 with her family to Germany, where she lives and works now. She studied Art History and Art Pedagogy in Munich. Since 2001 she has been receiving educational and professional support by Marina Abramovic, Tania Bruguera and Ilya Kabakov.
Nezaket has been presenting her work in international exhibitions since 2000: The Irish Museum of Modern art in Dublin (2001), galleries in Munich, Berlin and Mainland (2002), and international festivals: The Women's Art Festival in Aleppo, Syria and the Biennale in Venice, both in 2003. The artist participated together with The Class of Marina Abramovic at the Biennale in Venice in 2003, in a group exhibition of living installations named Recycling the future where she showed her installation Hullabelly.
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