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  • Mar 01, 2023

İncİ Evİner: Movements for the interstitial body

Portrait of INCI EVINER. Photos by Tiffany Luk for ArtAsiaPacific.

When you see Turkish artist İnci Eviner’s work, it is hard to imagine what her studio might look like. Her recent solo exhibition “Houris and Travelers” at Dirimart gallery in Istanbul in November 2022 highlighted the range of her artistic practice. In the main gallery space, a ten-meter-wide projection of the video work Reenactment of Heaven (2018) was accompanied by ceramic human-animal figures lined up in row, some splashed with black ink, of Eviner’s latest series, Travelers (2022). Fervent with motion, the four-minute-loop of Reenactment—horizontally divided, with the top third depicting women dancing on an Istanbul rooftop and the bottom portion showing disjointed figures performing repetitive actions amid inky brushstrokes—contrasted with the inanimate ivory ceramic sculptures of Travelers.