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Kimera Team

  • Kimera Team
  • Don't you dare touch me
  • Untitled
  • Arachne
  •  New Myths for Next Generations (Sons of Adam)
  • 318
  • Portrait of a Community
  • Let One of Your Eyes be in My Eye and the Other One in My Mouth
  • Untitled

Kimera

Tayfun Gülnar

11 April - 12 May 2018

Founded by the collaboration of Ali Elmacı, Aylin Zaptçıoğlu, Elif Varol Ergen, Kemal Özen, Merve Morkoç and Tayfun Gülnar, the artist group Kimera’s eponymous first exhibition meets the audience between April 11 – May 12.

Known in Greek mythology as a creature hosting more than one animal’s parts in one body and spitting fire, Kimera (Chimera) becomes an inspiration for the coming together of Ali Elmacı, Aylin Zaptçıoğlu, Elif Varol Ergen, Kemal Özen, Merve Morkoç and Tayfun Gülnar.

Myths and dreams are spiritual metaphors that can explain the evolution of human psychology and lead us to the most candid truths about ourselves. Jung draws attention to the fact that the foundations of identity containing consciousness and the unconscious consist of myths and he states that psychology is a kind of mythology in this context. According to Jung, dynamic myths are archetypes of collective consciousness and although they are human products they always create dual emotions alternating between fear and desire. In this context, it is certain that Kimera (Chimera) was created to represent spiritual beings that have corporeal manifestations of two different kinds as a result of human desires, archaic fear, power of magic. Kimera (Chimera): A stronger and new creature, its name mentioned in ancient Greek legends, formed by body parts of different kinds of living beings coming to life in a new body. Based on the idea that a stronger living being emerges through the coming together of body parts of living beings different from each other, this new Kimera is formed by 6 young artists who have deformed the figure in Turkey and evoked a pop surreal taste as art language, and write new ‘myths’ by fighting with today’s monsters through art in the form of one body by means of pop surrealism. “Kimera”, where Ali Elmacı, Aylin Zaptçıoğlu, Elif Varol Ergen, Kemal Özen, Merve Morkoç and Tayfun Gülnar come together for the first time, can be visited between April 11 – May 12 at x-ist.



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