Green Art Gallery
Write Injuries on Sand and Kindness in Marble
Green Art Gallery presents a solo exhibition of site-specific work by Hera Büyüktaşçıyan, using the lens of aquamorphology to explore the infinite facets and shards of memory, historicity and time. Büyüktaşçıyan starting point is the previous role of the space as a marble factory, questioning frameworks of power, labour, production and the reconstruction of memory. Much of Büyüktaşçıyan’s work is defined by an architectural and anthropological approach: she often favours site-specific installations, examining the way in which virtual spaces operate in relation to the physical, and how fragments of time and memory can be unearthed, restructured and woven together to bring to life a forgotten aspect of time and history. She also touches on larger issues of geopolitics, culture and ongoing change.
Green Art Gallery has been active in the region for nearly four decades. Starting in the late 1980’s in Homs, Syria the gallery opened in Dubai in 1995 with a programme focused on Arab Modernism. Exhibitions included artists who have become today’s modern Arab masters, including Fateh Moudarres and Ismail Fattah. Green Art Gallery relaunched in 2010 as a contemporary art space with a programme featuring a multi-generational mix of artists whose practices are rigourously researched, idea-led, and representative of our current moment. The gallery continues its focus on Arab modernism in the secondary market and holds regular historical exhibitions exploring the region’s rich artistic history.
13 March – 6 April 2017
Location: Unit 28, Alserkal Avenue
Open: Saturdays – Thursdays, 10:00 - 19:00
04 346 9305
Image caption: Hera Büyüktaşçıyan, Reconstructors II, 2017, collage on paper, 21 x 27 cm