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Anesthetic Awareness

June 2022 - April 2023

This exhibition project entitled Anesthetic Awareness is about a state of sedation and paralysis. In this sedated state, the individual is aware of the violence, oppression and depression they are facing on both a personal and social level. However, they are in a paralyzing state of lethargy and have no motivation to act. This project aims to rethink and investigate on a relational plane the extent of how art can project a political attitude in a contemporary context. Collaborating artists are expected to develop new contingencies as alternatives to socio-political events, to think about identities, attachments, gender and social, intellectual and environmental destruction, and finally to build a universe of unconventional possibilities  based on ethical responsibility and aesthetic concerns. The project will kick off in
June 2022 and culminate in a comprehensive exhibition in
March-April 2023.

Şefik Özcan

Born in 1978 in Diyarbakır, Şefik Özcan studied at Hacettepe University Institute of Fine Arts in 2013. He writes about the intersection of arts, culture and politics in the online journal
"e-skop art history / criticism". In 2015, his video performance, ‘Persona’ and installation, ‘I Will Be Your Mirror’ were featured in the third edition of Mardin Biennial. He works in Mardin and Diyarbakır.

This page is published on 1 June 2022.
Last update: 7 June 2022