Commissioner: Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV)
Curator: Bige Örer
Exhibitor: Füsun Onur
Füsun Onur, a pioneer of contemporary and conceptual art in Turkey, has pushed the boundaries of painting and sculpture for more than fifty years, giving form to her art through instinct and intuition and creating a language beyond time. In Once upon a time... she tells a meaningful story using a minimalist approach and silent music. Figures made by bending and twisting metal wire dance, make music, travel, fall in love. Some of them are suspended in space, others reenact the scenes of a stage play with their ping-pong-ball heads and colourful clothes made from crepe paper. In a time when everyone’s life has been turned upside down, when all known truths are being questioned, Onur offers a masterwork on conceiving alternative worlds, creating new languages, learning from nonhumans, loving and living together.