Meryem Yildiz
Photographer

Meryem Yildiz has a strong propensity toward nuance and secrecy. Amid the creative process, she always pays particular attention to cognition. With a play of detours and through photography, she fixes liminal instants so as to encourage their contemplation. By incorporating figurative and narrative dimensions to photography, diptych allegories and coded discourses assume roles of both candor and discretion. Mementos, treasures, nonchalant cats, dusty mirrors – every element confers intent to final result. Between two lines, two spaces, or two moments, a new dimension emerges; Meryem Yildiz’s work situates itself at this junction.

Meryem Yildiz
Photographer

Meryem Yildiz has a strong propensity toward nuance and secrecy. Amid the creative process, she always pays particular attention to cognition. With a play of detours and through photography, she fixes liminal instants so as to encourage their contemplation. By incorporating figurative and narrative dimensions to photography, diptych allegories and coded discourses assume roles of both candor and discretion. Mementos, treasures, nonchalant cats, dusty mirrors – every element confers intent to final result. Between two lines, two spaces, or two moments, a new dimension emerges; Meryem Yildiz’s work situates itself at this junction.

  • Immemory
    Apr 12 – Jun 30, 2024
    Keelung Museum of Art
    Keelung City, Taiwan
    Immemory, “bē-kì-tit” in Taiwanese, is a memory project focusing on the “historical turn” in contemporary art over the past decade in specifically the local context of Keelung. The exhibition considers historical objects and facts as the “thing-in-itself,” aiming to explore Foucault’s concept of “historical a priori” through self-reflexive historiography. The project presents five leitmotifs: “archive fever,” “cold cold war,” “things as the historical a priori,” “politics of exosomatic memory,” and “settler colonialism vs colonialism.” (more…)
  • Atiéna R. Kilfa: Special Effect
    May 4 – Sep 8, 2024
    Den Frie
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    With Special Effect, Atiéna R. Kilfa presents a new body of works consisting of a short film and two large scale pencil drawings. In continuation of Kilfa’s investigation and restructuring of cinematic archetypes, Special Effect homes in on the nondescript figure of a man sitting at a desk. Shot in black and white, the film eerily evokes a timelessness of the figure by bringing it in resonance with pictorial genres reminiscent of various eras from German Expressionist cinema to the golden age of Hollywood film noir, fast forward to its 4K quality of today. (more…)
  • Patrick Weldé: Freiheit
    Publication
    Goswell Road
    International
    On the occasion of our exhibition with Weldé at CFAlive Milan L’AMOUR TOUJOURS, we publish a new edition of the previously sold-out book that we produced with Weldé in 2017, FREIHEIT. All of the photographs in FREIHEIT were taken by Weldé on disposable cameras between 2011-2015. They show a tender side to the artist and his friend circle, and the purest form of trust. (more…)