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Art NOW series presents Erdem Taşdelen

University of Lethbridge: Faculty of Fine Arts Events and SAAG

Artist Talk

Art NOW presents: Erdem Taşdelen

Noon | February 9, 2024
University Recital Hall (W570)

Erdem Taşdelen will speak about the making of A Minaret for the General’s Wife, his installation featured in the exhibition Structural Integrity at Southern Alberta Art Gallery, on view until April 20. He joins us virtually in the recital hall for this presentation.

Erdem Taşdelen is a Turkish-Canadian artist who currently lives and works in Tkaronto/Toronto, Canada. Through the use of diverse materials and media, he constructs semi-fictional narratives that incorporate unique historical figures, events, and texts to implicate contemporary sociopolitical realities.

Selected exhibitions include The Power Plant (Toronto); Aga Khan Museum, Toronto (2023); BüroSarıgedik, Istanbul; The Plumb, Toronto; Richmond Art Gallery; Art Gallery of Burlington (2022); Mercer Union, Toronto; Oakville Galleries (2021); Blackwood Gallery, Mississauga; AKA artist-run, Saskatoon (2020); Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver; The Bows, Calgary; Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen (2019); VOX, Montréal; Bonington Gallery, Nottingham (2018); Pera Museum, Istanbul; Framer Framed, Amsterdam; Or Gallery, Vancouver (2017); Museum für Neue Kunst, Freiburg (2016); Sabancı Museum, Istanbul (2015).

Taşdelen’s work has been reviewed in publications including Artforum, Flash Art, ArtAsiaPacific, Canadian Art, and C Magazine. He has been an artist-in-residence at the Delfina Foundation, London; Rupert, Vilnius; and KulturKontakt Austria, Vienna. In 2019, he was long-listed for the Sobey Art Award.

Image: Erdem Taşdelen, A Minaret for the General’s Wife. Installation view at Mercer Union, Toronto, 2021. Photo by Toni Hafkenscheid.

Thank you to the Southern Alberta Art Gallery for their collaboration on this presentation.

Free admission, all are welcome to attend.

Friday February 9, 2024 12:00 PM

University of Lethbridge Recital Hall W570

4401 University Dr, Lethbridge AB T1K 3M4, Canada


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