Art NOW series presents Erdem Taşdelen

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Art NOW presents: Erdem Taşdelen
Noon | February 9, 2024
University Recital Hall

Erdem Taşdelen will speak about the making of A Minaret for the General's Wife, his installation featured in the exhibition Structural Integrity at Southern Alberta Art Gallery, on view until April 20. He joins us virtually in the recital hall for this presentation.

Erdem Taşdelen is a Turkish-Canadian artist who currently lives and works in Tkaronto/Toronto, Canada. Through the use of diverse materials and media, he constructs semi-fictional narratives that incorporate unique historical figures, events and texts to implicate contemporary sociopolitical realities.

Selected exhibitions include The Power Plant (Toronto); Aga Khan Museum, Toronto (2023); BüroSarıgedik, Istanbul; The Plumb, Toronto; Richmond Art Gallery; Art Gallery of Burlington (2022); Mercer Union, Toronto; Oakville Galleries (2021); Blackwood Gallery, Mississauga; AKA artist-run, Saskatoon (2020); Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver; The Bows, Calgary; Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen (2019); VOX, Montréal; Bonington Gallery, Nottingham (2018); Pera Museum, Istanbul; Framer Framed, Amsterdam; Or Gallery, Vancouver (2017); Museum für Neue Kunst, Freiburg (2016); Sabancı Museum, Istanbul (2015).

Taşdelen’s work has been reviewed in publications including Artforum, Flash Art, ArtAsiaPacific, Canadian Art and C Magazine. He has been an artist-in- residence at the Delfina Foundation, London; Rupert, Vilnius; and KulturKontakt Austria, Vienna. In 2019, he was long-listed for the Sobey Art Award.

Image: Erdem Taşdelen, A Minaret for the General's Wife. Installation view at Mercer Union, Toronto, 2021. Photo by Toni Hafkenscheid.

Thank you to the Southern Alberta Art Gallery for their collaboration on this presentation.

Free admission, all are welcome to attend.


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