D’SIGN’s Weekly Dose: Art Biennale Istanbul Eylem Aladogan
Awardwinning artist Eylem Aladogan
Dutch Designer, Eylem Aladogan is the winner of the Volkskrant Art Prize 2009. She received the award Sunday from jury president Hedy d’Ancona for its “varied, though highly professional work of sculptures, installations and drawings.” Aladogan’s sculptures and installations evoke the tension of reaching for something or bracing for flight, turning moments of spiritual and psychological conflict into grand gestures of dark, offbeat beauty. Birds, rifles, daggers, Native American culture, and Moorish architectural patterns are all recurring motifs.
Eylem Aladogan based in Amsterdam, born in Tiel, in 1975 and studied at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam and the State Academy in Amsterdam. A view of Eylem Aladogan earlyer work was shown at the Boijmans Van Beuningen museum in 2010. Now her most recent work, ‘listen to your soul, my blood is singing iron triggers that could be released’, is displayed at the Istanbul art biennale 2011 The sculptures of Eylem Aladogan examines the generation of willpower and re formed by her curiosity with the concept of power both in its origin within a person or organization as well as the interaction of power with an individual. Enjoy!