Exhibition

Today 11. Jun – 2. Oct 2022

Fatma Bucak: While the Dust Quickly Falls

Place: Kunsthaus

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  • Fatma Bucak: Perpetual lure and insistent fear,
2022, Ausstellungsansicht von
    Fatma Bucak: Perpetual lure and insistent fear, 2022, Ausstellungsansicht von "While the Dust Quickly Falls / Wenn der Staub schnell fällt", im Kunsthaus Dresden, 2022, Foto by Anja Schneider
  • Fatma Bucak: Perpetual lure and insistent fear,
2022, Ausstellungsansicht von
    Fatma Bucak: Perpetual lure and insistent fear, 2022, Ausstellungsansicht von "While the Dust Quickly Falls / Wenn der Staub schnell fällt", im Kunsthaus Dresden, 2022, Foto by Anja Schneider
  • Fatma Bucak: Perpetual lure and insistent fear,
2022, Ausstellungsansicht von
    Fatma Bucak: Perpetual lure and insistent fear, 2022, Ausstellungsansicht von "While the Dust Quickly Falls / Wenn der Staub schnell fällt", im Kunsthaus Dresden, 2022, Foto by Anja Schneider
  • Fatma Bucak: A Tree, 2022, Ausstellungsansicht von
    Fatma Bucak: A Tree, 2022, Ausstellungsansicht von "While the Dust Quickly Falls / Wenn der Staub schnell fällt", im Kunsthaus Dresden, 2022, Foto by Anja Schneider
  • Fatma Bucak: They burned it all, 2022,  Videostill von
    Fatma Bucak: They burned it all, 2022, Videostill von "While the Dust Quickly Falls / Wenn der Staub schnell fällt", im Kunsthaus Dresden, 2022, Foto by Anja Schneider
  • Fatma Bucak: Sum of the misdeeds and consents and cowardly acts, 2022, Ausstellungsansicht von
    Fatma Bucak: Sum of the misdeeds and consents and cowardly acts, 2022, Ausstellungsansicht von "While the Dust Quickly Falls / Wenn der Staub schnell fällt", im Kunsthaus Dresden, 2022, Foto by Anja Schneider
  • Fatma Bucak: Sum of the misdeeds and consents and cowardly acts, 2022, Ausstellungsansicht von
    Fatma Bucak: Sum of the misdeeds and consents and cowardly acts, 2022, Ausstellungsansicht von "While the Dust Quickly Falls / Wenn der Staub schnell fällt", im Kunsthaus Dresden, 2022, Foto by Anja Schneider
  • Fatma Bucak: Sum of the misdeeds and consents and cowardly acts, 2022, Ausstellungsansicht von
    Fatma Bucak: Sum of the misdeeds and consents and cowardly acts, 2022, Ausstellungsansicht von "While the Dust Quickly Falls / Wenn der Staub schnell fällt", im Kunsthaus Dresden, 2022, Foto by Anja Schneider
  • Fatma Bucak: Numbing silence covers us like
fine dust, 2022, Performance von Caroline Beach, Ausstellungsansicht von
    Fatma Bucak: Numbing silence covers us like fine dust, 2022, Performance von Caroline Beach, Ausstellungsansicht von "While the Dust Quickly Falls / Wenn der Staub schnell fällt", im Kunsthaus Dresden, 2022, Foto by Anja Schneider
  • Fatma Bucak: Numbing silence covers us like
fine dust, 2022, Performance von Caroline Beach, Ausstellungsansicht von
    Fatma Bucak: Numbing silence covers us like fine dust, 2022, Performance von Caroline Beach, Ausstellungsansicht von "While the Dust Quickly Falls / Wenn der Staub schnell fällt", im Kunsthaus Dresden, 2022, Foto by Anja Schneider
  • Fatma Bucak: Numbing silence covers us like
fine dust, 2022, Ausstellungsansicht von
    Fatma Bucak: Numbing silence covers us like fine dust, 2022, Ausstellungsansicht von "While the Dust Quickly Falls / Wenn der Staub schnell fällt", im Kunsthaus Dresden, 2022, Foto by Anja Schneider
  • Fatma Bucak: Hate to disturb this precious silence, 2019-2020, Ausstellungsansicht von
    Fatma Bucak: Hate to disturb this precious silence, 2019-2020, Ausstellungsansicht von "While the Dust Quickly Falls / Wenn der Staub schnell fällt", im Kunsthaus Dresden, 2022, Foto by Anja Schneider
  • Fatma Bucak: Hate to disturb this precious silence, 2019-2020, Ausstellungsansicht von
    Fatma Bucak: Hate to disturb this precious silence, 2019-2020, Ausstellungsansicht von "While the Dust Quickly Falls / Wenn der Staub schnell fällt", im Kunsthaus Dresden, 2022, Foto by Anja Schneider
  • Fatma Bucak: Damascus Rose, 2016- fortlaufend, Ausstellungsansicht von
    Fatma Bucak: Damascus Rose, 2016- fortlaufend, Ausstellungsansicht von "While the Dust Quickly Falls / Wenn der Staub schnell fällt", im Kunsthaus Dresden, 2022, Foto by Anja Schneider
  • Fatma Bucak: Black Ink, 2019, Ausstellungsansicht von
    Fatma Bucak: Black Ink, 2019, Ausstellungsansicht von "While the Dust Quickly Falls / Wenn der Staub schnell fällt", im Kunsthaus Dresden, 2022, Foto by Anja Schneider
  • Fatma Bucak: Black Ink, 2019, Ausstellungsansicht von
    Fatma Bucak: Black Ink, 2019, Ausstellungsansicht von "While the Dust Quickly Falls / Wenn der Staub schnell fällt", im Kunsthaus Dresden, 2022, Foto by Anja Schneider
  • Fatma Bucak: An Interlude, 2022, Ausstellungsansicht von
    Fatma Bucak: An Interlude, 2022, Ausstellungsansicht von "While the Dust Quickly Falls / Wenn der Staub schnell fällt", im Kunsthaus Dresden, 2022, Foto by Anja Schneider
  • Fatma Bucak: An Interlude, 2022, Ausstellungsansicht von
    Fatma Bucak: An Interlude, 2022, Ausstellungsansicht von "While the Dust Quickly Falls / Wenn der Staub schnell fällt", im Kunsthaus Dresden, 2022, Foto by Anja Schneider
  • Fatma Bucak: An Interlude, 2022, Ausstellungsansicht von
    Fatma Bucak: An Interlude, 2022, Ausstellungsansicht von "While the Dust Quickly Falls / Wenn der Staub schnell fällt", im Kunsthaus Dresden, 2022, Foto by Anja Schneider

Solo Exhibition of Fatma Bucak

In While the Dust Quickly Falls, artist Fatma Bucak asks us to consider how political violence accelerates environmental destruction and climate change.

 

Bucak engaged in fieldwork across the Mediterranean region for this research-based exhibition. The exhibition moves across disparate geographies – Eastern Anatolia, the Golan Heights, Damascus, Sardinia, Baghdad, and Istanbul – connected by the catastrophic impact that conflict and war has had on their ecologies. It dwells on endangered and extinct plants and the non-human in new works from this year such as A Tree, which is composed of thousands of burned organic remnants from last summer’s Mediterranean forest fires. After these fires the soil became infertile – a transformation which is central to the exhibition. In the sound installation Numbing silence covers us like fine dust, Bucak reveals the political implications of these fires and the sounds of emptiness that reverberate through barren earth. Sum of the misdeeds and consents and cowardly acts casts ten endangered birds in bronze that inhabit Iraq, conceptually based on a Mesopotamian ‘duck weight’ looted from Iraq during the war two decades ago. A living garden archive features hundreds of poisonous plants that have been used in small amounts for healing human illnesses throughout history.

 

The exhibition filling the entire galleries of the Kunsthaus, brings together six expansive installations developed explicitly for the project alongside three previous works. The project is Bucak’s first solo exhibition in Germany, and features a living environment, video, sculpture, mosaic, and sound works. A performance will take place during the opening.

 

Fatma Bucak’s project developed in collaboration with the Kunsthaus Dresden won the support of the Italian Council (9th Edition, 2020), program to promote Italian contemporary art in the world by the Directorate-General for Contemporary Creativity of the Italian Ministry of Culture. The new works will enter the permanent collection of MAMbo – Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna. In addition, the exhibition is sponsored by the SAHA Foundation and the Foundation for Art and Music for Dresden.

Fatma Bucak, born in 1984 in Turkey, lives and works in London and Turin. Investigating the fragility, tension and irreversibility of history, the power of testimony and memory, her practice often questions traditional forms of history-making as well as cultural and gender norms.

Events:

  • Exhibition

    Place: Kunsthaus

    Fri, 10. Jun – Sun, 12. Jun 2022, FR 18.00 Uhr / SA&SO 11-19.00 Uhr

    OPENING OF New Exhibition FATMA BUCAK „WHILE THE DUST QUICKLY FALLS“

    Cordial invitation to the

    Opening on June 10 at 6 p.m.

    with Martina de Maizière (Chairwoman of the Foundation Art and Music for Dresden), Fatma Bucak (artist) and Kari Conte (curator, New York / Instanbul) as well as Kerstin Flasche (curator Kunsthaus Dresden) and Christiane Mennicke-Schwarz (Kunsthaus Dresden)

    Opening weekend June 11 & 12 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

    For the opening and the opening weekend there will be performances and guided tours by the curators.

    Free admission. The bar offering regional drinks will be open.

    We are looking forward to your visit!

     

  • Guided Tour

    Place: Kunsthaus

    Fri, 29. Jul 2022, 16 Uhr

    Guided tour of the exhibition Fatma Bucak: "While the Dust Quickly Falls" by Kerstin Flasche

    Forest fires, arson, biodiversity and extinction, lamentations about losses of nature but also culture – in Fatma Bucak’s exhibition „While the Dust Quickly Falls“ in the rooms of the Kunsthaus in the Rähnitzgasse, various red threads are woven into a dense structure that is both sensual and complex in content. The guided tour provides insights into the multifaceted works of the artist and invites to a joint exchange about the causes and consequences of global environmental changes – which are now no longer just taking place far away from us in the Mediterranean region, but are currently also raging devastatingly close by.

     

     

  • Guided Tour

    Place: Kunsthaus

    Fri, 2. Sep 2022, 16 Uhr

    Guided tour of the exhibition Fatma Bucak: "While the Dust Quickly Falls" by Kerstin Flasche

    Forest fires, arson, biodiversity and extinction, lamentations about losses of nature but also culture – in Fatma Bucak’s exhibition „While the Dust Quickly Falls“ in the rooms of the Kunsthaus in the Rähnitzgasse, various red threads are woven into a dense structure that is both sensual and complex in content. The guided tour provides insights into the multifaceted works of the artist and invites to a joint exchange about the causes and consequences of global environmental changes – which are now no longer just taking place far away from us in the Mediterranean region, but are currently also raging devastatingly close by.

     

  • Talk

    Place: Kunsthaus

    Thu, 29. Sep 2022, 18 Uhr

    Finissage with Fatma Bucak

    Cordial invitation to the final artist talk with Fatma Bucak, performance „The Gift of Sight“ (2022, performed by Caroline Beach) and a bitter/sweet drink tasting by the collective Feinkostkabinett fett&heftig.

    THU 29. September, 6:00 pm
    Kunsthaus Dresden, Rähnitzgasse 8, 01097 Dresden
    On this evening, admission is free of charge from 6 pm

    To conclude the exhibition „While the Dust Quickly Falls“, Kunsthaus Dresden invites you to an artist talk with Fatma Bucak and to round off the evening at the Kunsthaus!

    Poisonous plants that also have healing effects? From the high-growing tobacco plant, to the well-known sage, to the highly poisonous belladonna with its pitch-black fruits, the artist Fatma Bucak has gathered around 100 plants in her installation „An Interlude“ (2022) in the Kunsthaus, which have been thriving, flowering and even bearing fruit since the beginning of the exhibition. The plants have both useful and dangerous properties: often their enormously bitter substances are an instinctive warning signal of danger for the human palate, and yet they can also produce calming effects. The question of how valuable, useful or even dangerous the plant kingdom can be for humans is measured by its toxicity.
    In cooperation with the local collective Feinkostkabinett fett&heftig, a bitter/sweet drink has been created from the plants, which can be tasted on the evening (which is of course completely harmless).

    ~ 18:00: Artist talk and exhibition tour with Fatma Bucak and Kerstin Flasche (Kunsthaus Dresden)
    ~ 19:30: Performance „The Gift of Sight“ (2022) by Caroline Beach (Dresden) in the room installation „Numbing Silence covers us like Fine Dust“ (2022)
    ~ from 20:00: performative drink tasting with the Feinkostkabinett fett&heftig (Dresden)

    We are looking forward to your visit!