DISQUIET SHADOW

SOLO EXHIBITION AT YAPİ KREDİ KAZİM TASKENT GALLERY

APRIL 7 - MAY 2, 2010

CURATED BY BAŞAK ŞENOVA

Ali Cabbar’s work addresses political, psychological, and existential dimensions of an individual, processed through a highly politically engaged life. Yet, none of the politically charged issues in his works implicate a didactic tone; instead they conceal themselves either with symbols or black humour. Thus, he creates a shadow which veils the disquiet of his experience. Nevertheless, a suspicious viewer always has the gratifying opportunity of revealing that which is hidden in the shades of shadow.

Narration is a precept for Ali Cabbar’s works. All the works have their own narratives with lapses and incomplete tenses. They are mostly fragmentary, as if moments and motions are extracted either from anonymous anecdotes or personal reminiscences. Some of them are subtly deceptive. Some of them are innocent. They are painful. They are disquiet.

Başak Şenova