"The Dish Washing Dreams", 1996. "Kismet", 2010, TANAS, Berlin, Germany curated by Christine Nippe/ "Who killed the painting?", 2008. Neues Museum Nürnberg, Germany & 2009. Weserburg Museum Füer Moderne Kunst, Bremen, Germany curated by René Block/ "Iskorpit" ,1998. Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany & 1999, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, Germany curated by Réne Block&Fulya Erdemci/ "Biennial of Young Artists of Europe and Mediterranean", 1997. Cavelerizza, Torino, Italy & Kapelitehdas, Helsinki,Finland/ "Dorm", 1996. Bilkent University Girls Dorm, Ankara, Turkey/ "De-terrolozation" TUYAP, Istanbul, Turkey/Courtesy: Museum Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany/Ebru Özseçen. Collection Block, Møn, Denmark Courtsey: TANAS, Berlin, Germany/Ebru Özseçen. Photography: Uwe Walter. Collection Block, Møn, Denmark.
The central theme of Ebru Özseçen's work is the necessity and the ambivalence of transparency, and even more: the violence inherent in transparency. This includes the function and meaning of hiding and masking, the reducing and even perverting of transparency and of the penetrating gaze. From transparency to translucidity to brilliance… All these belong to Özseçen's topics and material. In architecture: the facade and the container (the bowl, the vase, the box, the interior). In clothing: the veil, paint. In speech: proverbs, commonplaces, ornament. In life: daily gestures. See The Dish Washing Dreams, Beyoglu, Fading Lace, Glass Flowers…*
*Excerpts from "Is it all about shellter?" By Bart Verschaffel
"The Dish Washing Dreams", 1996. Dish washing wire, ceramic tiles.