Bedri Baykam’s show at The Proposition features 7 double-sided empty frames installed hanging from the ceiling. Baykam says that these frames are not empty but rather "framed live time and space". The artist asserts that "framing live time and space" creates a phenomenal situation---the outer limit, where realism, 3D and conceptual art meet. He believes that this exhibition will forever alter the 100-year long obsessive relationship of generations of artists with the object originated by Duchamp's Ready-Made...
Baykam, one of the most internationally renowned Turkish artists, has shown several times in the USA, New York and California. He is known for his versatile and multi-faceted works with a rich spectrum ranging from heavily textured canvases to painted photos, three dimensional objects and political installations, live performances as well as a very developed portfolio of large size "4-D" lenticular works. But this time in New York, he chooses to show only empty frames....at least at first look!
[Image: Bedri Baykam "The Silver Frame" (2013) Mixed media on wood, 65 x 45 in.]
From 2013-04-03 To 2013-05-12
Opening Reception on 2013-04-03 from 18:00 to 20:00