In the exhibition "While the Dust Quickly Falls", artist Fatma Bucak, recipient of the 3rd International Art Grant, asks us to reflect on the accelerating influence political violence has on habitat destruction and climate change.
For the research-based exhibition, Fatma Bucak undertook fieldwork throughout the Mediterranean region with support from the Foundation of Art & Music for Dresden. The exhibition moves through diverse geographical areas - Eastern Anatolia, the Golan Heights, Damascus, Sardinia, Baghdad, and Istanbul - that are linked by the catastrophic effects of conflict and war on their ecological habitats. The exhibition combines six site-specific installations developed specifically for the project with three earlier works. The project is Bucak's first solo exhibition in Germany and includes a living environment as well as video, sculpture, mosaic and sound works.
Fatma Bucak's project, developed in collaboration with Kunsthaus Dresden, won the 2020 call for entries of the Italian Council (9th Edition, 2020), a program to promote Italian contemporary art worldwide, initiated by the Directorate-General for Contemporary Creativity of the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism. The new works will join the permanent collection of MAMbo - Museo d'Arte Moderna in Bologna after the Dresden exhibition.
June 11 until October 2, 2022
Kunsthaus Dresden – Städtische Galerie für Gegenwartskunst