Arhun Aksakal, landscape, 2020, installation view, plaster, sand, styrofoam, dimensions variable


Arhun Aksakal, landscape, 2020, detail, plaster, sand, styrofoam, dimensions variable


Arhun Aksakal, landscape, 2020, detail, plaster, sand, styrofoam, dimensions variable


Arhun Aksakal, landscape, 2020, installation view, plaster, sand, styrofoam, dimensions variable


Arhun Aksakal, tears of the mountains (route 01), 2020, installation view, Carrara marble, dimensions variable


Arhun Aksakal, tears of the mountains (route 02), 2020, installation view, Carrara marble, dimensions variable


Arhun Aksakal, tears of the mountains (route 02), 2020, detail, Carrara marble, dimensions variable


Arhun Aksakal, tears of the mountains (route 01), 2020, detail, Carrara marble, dimensions variable


Arhun Aksakal, tears of the mountains (route 01), 2020, detail, Carrara marble, dimensions variable


Arhun Aksakal, tears of the mountains (route 01), 2020, detail, Carrara marble, dimensions variable


Arhun Aksakal, urns, 2020, installation view, Botticino marble, mirror, dimensions variable


Arhun Aksakal, urns, 2020, installation view, Botticino marble, mirror, dimensions variable


Arhun Aksakal, saltman, 2017, installation view, video, looped, 04:15 min.


Arhun Aksakal, saltman, 2017, installation view, video, looped, 04:15 min.

Arhun Aksakal, saltman, 2017, video, 04:15 min.


Arhun Aksakal, saltman, videostill  2017, video, 04:15 min.


Arhun Aksakal, memory, 2020, installation view, SD card


Arhun Aksakal, memory, 2020, SD card


Arhun Aksakal, ubiquity, invisibility and oblivion of a phenomenon, 2020, installation view


Arhun Aksakal, nazar, 2018, transferprint on brushed aluminium, 125 x 93.74 cm


Arhun Aksakal, tears of the mountains, 2020, video still, HD video, 21:00 min.

Arhun Aksakal, tears of the mountains (excerpt), 2020, HD video, 21:00 min.

„Die Sagen, die der Erde sich entfernen,
Vom Geiste, der gewesen ist und wiederkehret,
Sie kehren zu der Menschheit sich, und vieles lernen
Wir aus der Zeit, die eilends sich verzehret.“

– Friedrich Hölderlin: Der Herbst, 1837, Verse 1–4

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"The stories that are leaving earth that are
About the spirit that was here and will return 
They turn our way again and we can learn
Much from time that wastes faster and faster."

– Friedrich Hölderlin: Autumn, 1837, Verse 1–4, translated by David Constantine

Arhun Aksakal (*1995, Offenbach, Germany) lives and works in Frankfurt am Main. Since 2020 he studies at the Städelschule in the class of Willem De Rooij. After studying geology in Frankfurt am Main, he studied visual arts in Kassel in the class of Bjørn Melhus and then in the class of Dr. Andrea Büttner. With the DAAD Scholarship 2018, Arhun Aksakal stayed in the Autonomous Region of Kurdistan at the Academy of Art Sulaimani. This was followed by an Erasmus scholarship in Venice, Italy, at the Università Iuav di Venezia in 2019–2020.


Opening : 11.09.2020, 7 p.m.

Copyright and courtesy of the artist and L187. Photos by Jule Wertheimer, Herbert Fischer and L187.

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