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Ayşe Erkmen

A Reasonable Beauty

By HG MASTERS

9’45”, 1999, room installation with motorized walls, 340 x 290 x 700 cm. 

All images in this article, unless otherwise noted, are courtesy the artist and Rampa, Istanbul. 

Unlike many of us, Ayşe Erkmen has perfect clarity about the choices she makes. For her first exhibition at Istanbul’s Rampa gallery in February, the back wall of the exhibition space was painted Pantone 18-2120, because Honeysuckle pink is Pantone’s 2011 color of the year. In the same show, Erkmen wove tautly stretched, electric-orange canvas safety straps between…

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