'The Seeker & The Imposter' by Barış Göktürk ’20 at Subtitled NYC

Mădălina Telea Borteș
April 25, 2024

From March 1, 2024 until April 22, 2024, the sprawling installation works of Visual Arts alumnus Barış Göktürk ’20 are on view in a solo exhibition at Subtitled NYC, a gallery in the heart of Greenpoint known for its collaborative and interdisciplinary approach to art curation. 

The Seeker & The Imposter features a series of drawings, paintings, and sculptures, all of which “reference the transformative states of the body on a plane of domestic mythology,” the show’s curator, Helene Bugra, explained.

Baris Gokturk '20, 'The Seeker & The Imposter' (installation view, 2024.)

At the core of Göktürk’s practice is a method of historical deconstruction and reconstruction that, Bugra points out, includes “two-dimensional historical documents, photographs and archival imagery about events or individuals acting within or re-acting against dominant paradigms of power in three-dimensional layers, hybrid fragments and installations that oscillate between drawing, painting and sculpture.” The result of this multidisciplinary approach, ranging from drawing to sculpture, lends itself to a capacious and prismatic inquiry into embodied states of being. 

Subtitled NYC is open to the public from 1 to 6 pm, Thursday to Sunday.  

Barış Göktürk was born in Ankara, Turkey. He was recently an ApexArt fellow in Seoul, artist-in-residence at YADDO, and a participant in SOMA Mexico, as well as Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Recent museum exhibitions include Pera Museum in Istanbul and SECCA in Winston-Salem, NC. He recently completed a mural for Columbia University’s Butler Library and a commission by the Public Art Fund as part of Art on the Grid. He finished a residency at LMCC Governors Island in 2020, and his debut solo show in New York was shown at Helena Anrather Gallery in November 2020. Göktürk is currently working on upcoming projects in New York, Venice, and Eskisehir, Turkey. The artist lives and works in Brooklyn.