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“The World Is Not Enough” by Asli Turkeli

Art | October 15, 2014 |

Asli TurkeliImage courtesy of Asli Turkeli

“The World Is Not Enough” by Asli Turkeli

Sponsored by the Republic of Turkey’s Embassy in Podgorica and Yunus Emre Cultural Center, in her solo exhibition entitled “The World is Not Enough”. This exhibition is organized to vitalize traces in history and restart the sociological and artistic sharing between cultures, Aslı Türkeli questions Islamic Art’s opportunities in contemporary art by taking Islamic model of universe to be able to give meaning to life instead of worrying about the casual matters the contemporary art falls in.

Asli TurkeliImage courtesy of Asli Turkeli

A true understanding of the universe, which embraces not only the “seen” material world but also the “unseen” as a whole and in which everything builds an organic connection with one another, requires comprehending the true nature’s knowledge with a deeper soul, rather than trying to make the “unseen” seen.

Asli TurkeliImage courtesy of Asli Turkeli

The artist in her works, at this point, seeks an existential equivalent for Islamic architecture’s dimension of depth, as being nourished by the Sufist philosophy emphasizing that Islam is a wisdom of balance that tries to explain the oneness of the universe and the understanding of it through “Vahdet-i Vücud”, the unity of the Creator and the created’s body. The architectural plans of especially mosques and Ottoman buildings in her paintings, containing every facet of universal kinesis symbolically, evolve into forms triggering the artist’s imagination.

Asli TurkeliImage courtesy of Asli Turkeli

Instead of depicting the reality, she tries to describe Sufism’s order of the universe as a system through metaphors. The multi-layered expression and diversity in her paintings make a reference to the creation’s colorfullness and assortment

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