Curated by Derya Yücel the exhibition brings together the works of Hera Büyüktaşçıyan, Deniz Gül, Tunca and Burcu Yağcıoğlu. Taking its title from Anthony Doerr's historical-fiction novel of the same name, the show aims to create an intuition about "light" as a metaphor for memory, future, knowledge, insight and hope as well as about the seen yet unapproachable, felt yet inexpressible and understood yet unexplainable character of light.
Between learning and knowing, knowing and understanding, understanding and interpretation, history, memory, and art are dependent on motion as machines that produce meaning. And a machine that does not move is pointless. However it is still the most compelling and cursed side of our age to look at history and judge it through today’s circumstances in spite of this early prophecy that has come about the construction of "knowledge" and the contradictions of history / memory. History is the object of a present-day fiction, and its relation to the reality that it claims to reflect is always questionable. Past transforms into a quotation on the agenda under the penetrating lights of our ultra-sensitive period. Today, analysis and criticism are an integral part of both the narrative of history and art, and it is not possible to expect passive, unbreakable, flawless and neutral representation in art, just as it is in the case of history / memory. However, it may trigger a kind of "knowing" process to recognize the meaning of fantasies and images in the perception of our present-day reality. Art can seize on the moment of glint that shines and dies away in the face of the mass of phenomena, it can grasp a future where light vibrates, and it can embrace a "moment" from the flow like a seed.