TUNCA is participating in the group exhibition 'Because We Are Here Where We Are Not' alongside Hera Büyüktaşçıyan. The exhibition curated by Derya Yücel can be visited at Sabancı University, Kasa Gallery between September 7 – October 22, 2016.
TUNCA and Hera Büyüktaşçıyan both work with the concept of place that crystallizes different layers of time and space in relation with architecture and the city, as conveyors of collective memory. For this exhibition both artists play the game of getting lost in the city, discovering borders, wandering in the physical and mental spaces to reveal the plurality and commonality of individual relationships formed wİth the city and operate with its aura. TUNCA’s trilogy of drawings “Rotunda I, II, III” is inspired by the water reservoirs of a camp located in Birkenau, three kilometers west of Auschwitz. His works hold visual clues to the ways in which flaneurism and a relational urban experience can render space and memory fluid and ambivalent. The artist deals with the relationship of collective memory with spatial components of architecture that at times functions as a visual expression of mechanisms through which political and socio-economic power tends to fixate the flow of history by institutionalizing space as the bearer of memory.