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      May 19, 2019

      Sunday  12:00 PM (on various days)

      2700 Evergreen Pkwy NW
      Olympia, Washington 98505

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      The Other Is Not

      Opening: 13 May 2019, 12:00pm, followed by a  panel discussion with the artists at 1:30pm. See below for schedule details. The Evergreen State College presents The Other Is Not, an exhibition featuring three Turkish-American visual artists, Gül Çağın, İlknur Demirkoparan, and Arzu Arda Koşar, whose works explore the nuances of identity, community, and difference. Gül Çağın’s series of paperworks and paintings offer a poetic contemplation on identity, at once intricately personal and brutally susceptible. One of her works titled, Shapes of Silence That Make Noise, contemplates bodily affectability and materiality under dominant linguistic, economic and political forces. The work grasps the visceral and illusionary experiences of the body, shifting between the symbolic and the real, where meaning arrives as quickly as it dissolves. İlknur Demirkoparan’s Hair is a Woman’s Glory features a series of digital prints, in which the artist’s expressive face is centered around a dark halo of calligraphic text that meticulously repeats the Turkish word for hair, saç. The spirited invitation to lock eyes with the woman whose uncontainable Medusa-like hair demands its own attention, gives a new spin on the demand for recognition. Arzu Arda Koşar’s interactive map series titled Terra Incognita by Mapconception, draws inspiration from the ways psychological perceptions influence both the practice of mapping and the ideas around territorial ownership, community, and belonging. Preferring the participatory over the ready-made, Koşar’s piece continues the tradition of public, interactive art, wherein the subjects of representation are at the same time co-constitutive agents of their own stories. Schedule: The exhibition is on view from May 13-24, 2019 in the SEMII E4115 gallery space. Opening reception: Monday May 13, 2019, 12:00pm-12:50pm at SEMII E4115. Discussion panel with the artists: 1:00pm-3:00pm at the COM Recital 

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