• Ideas
  • Mar 24, 2020

Wavelengths of an Idea: Interview with Ayşe Erkmen

Portrait of AYŞE ERKMEN. Photo by Serdar Tanyeli. All images courtesy Arter, Istanbul unless otherwise mentioned.

Ayşe Erkmen is best known for her site-specific installations, often graced with her distinct, dry sense of humor. Her projects are informed by a critical approach to installation as a dialogue with the spatial aesthetics of art institutions. Erkmen’s work also emphasizes the abstraction of art contexts, such as the whiteness of the white cube, thus the title of her retrospective “Whitish” at Arter’s new museum in Istanbul.