Curators: Seyhan Musaoğlu and Anna Zizlsperger.
@ Surp Yerrortutyun Armenian Church
Organised in the context of the 15th Istanbul Biennial titled a good neighbour under the theme transnationalism/interculturalism & identity.
Set within the historical building of the Armenian Lutheran church Surp Yerrotutyun in the heart of Istanbul, on Istiklal Street, the exhibition references the century-old history of Istanbul as a platform for the exchange of different cultures and a transnationalism that preceded the 21st century.
Where I come from(2017) is a celebration of witchcraft practices within a space loaded with sacred energy. Casting a circle of salt in the church, I cherish the sacred of the space that welcomes my own witchy being. Church lends me the material which constitutes the second part of the work, outside the circle.
Luna Ece Bal, Where I come from, sea salt, mirrors, rose, candles, 2017