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How does the body take shape under pressure?

Natalia Gurova, Nihat Karataşlı, Zeynep Kayan, Can Küçük, İz Öztat and Ann Antidote, Dorian Sarı, Toni Schmale, Carlos Vergara, Cansu Yıldıran


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Exhibition view. From left to right: Natalia Gurova, In and Out (2022), Dorian Sarı, A&a (If art fails, thought fails, justice fails,…) (2019), Toni Schmale, bend over your boyfriend (2010), Can Küçük, Son (2020), Can Küçük, Centuries (2020).
Dorian Sarı, video still from A&a (If art fails, thought fails, justice fails) (2019).
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Can Küçük, Son (2020), Can Küçük, Centuries (2020).
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Can Küçük, Son (2020).
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Natalia Gurova, In and Out (2022).
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Toni Schmale, bend over your boyfriend (2010).
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From left to right: İz Öztat & Ann Antidote, Suspended (2019), Toni Schmale, bend over your boyfriend (2010).
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İz Öztat & Ann Antidote, video still from Suspended (2019).
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Exhibition view. From left to right: Natalia Gurova, In and Out (2022), Nazım Ünal Yılmaz, Nose as a cane (2019), Zeynep Kayan, from the series of one one two, one two three: chair (2021), Carlos Vergara, Untitled (Caribbean Dreams) (2020/21), Nihat Karataşlı, A Home to Dream of (2017), Toni Schmale, bend over your boyfriend (2010), İz Öztat & Ann Antidote, Suspended (2019), İz Öztat, Haz/Cızzz II [Pleasure/Sizzle] (2019).
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Carlos Vergara, Untitled (Caribbean Dreams) (2020/21).
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Nihat Karataşlı, A Home to Dream of (2017).
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Nihat Karataşlı, video still from A Home to Dream of (2017).
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Exhibition view. From left to right: Cansu Yıldıran, Öykü (2019), Cansu Yıldıran, yüksekdozsonrasıkalır (2019), Cansu Yıldıran, Scars of Eylül (2019), Zeynep Kayan, from the series of one one two, one two three: chair (2021), Natalia Gurova, In and Out (2022), Nazım Ünal Yılmaz, Nose as a cane (2019), Nihat Karataşlı, A Home to Dream of (2017), Carlos Vergara, Untitled (Caribbean Dreams) (2020/21).
Cansu Yıldıran, Öykü (2019), Cansu Yıldıran, yüksekdozsonrasıkalır (2019).
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Exhibition view. From left to right: Cansu Yıldıran, Öykü (2019), Cansu Yıldıran, yüksekdozsonrasıkalır (2019), Cansu Yıldıran, Scars of Eylül (2019), Zeynep Kayan, from the series of one one two, one two three: chair (2021), Natalia Gurova, In and Out (2022), Nazım Ünal Yılmaz, Nose as a cane (2019).
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Natalia Gurova, In and Out (2022).
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Natalia Gurova, detail from In and Out (2022).
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Nazım Ünal Yılmaz, Nose as a cane (2019).
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Exhibition view. From left to right: Carlos Vergara, Untitled (Caribbean Dreams) (2020/21), İz Öztat & Ann Antidote, Suspended (2019), Nihat Karataşlı, A Home to Dream of (2017), Natalia Gurova, In and Out (2022), Toni Schmale, bend over your boyfriend (2010), Dorian Sarı, A&a (If art fails, thought fails, justice fails,…) (2019).
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İz Öztat, Haz/Cızzz I [Pleasure/Sizzle II] (2019).

Hosted by Queer Museum Vienna in partnership with Volkskundemuseum, How does the body take shape under pressure? brings together an international group of contemporary artists whose works are coming from the myriad experiences of pressure and questioning the dynamics of unproportional forces. Working between the lines of passive and defensive, social and intimate, pressure and pleasure; the exhibition presents artists’ allegorical positions to ponder upon political repression against queer&feminist existences.

In the exhibition, we witness the bodies that are unbalanced, hanged, knocked down, cornered, pushed, and pressed against; we also see objects: forms of pleasure, protection, and of ferocity that are activated on flesh by pushing or protecting the corporal limits. Artists’ works in the exhibition are creating intimate scenes mimicking society’s mechanics, unfolding intertwined narratives, posing primal and peripheral questions: How does political coercion manifest itself on a single body? How parallel run the power dynamics in our sexual practices to the societal ones? How does one transgress the pressure without pushing back? The bodies in the exhibition are in grip but they do not follow gestures of active resistance, assertive defense, or antagonism; instead, the bodies under pressure let themselves be pressed; are they submissively disobeying and taking pleasure or practicing and acknowledging helplessness?

How does the body shape under pressure? creates a space of reflections on negotiating the pressure within the intertwined structures of social, sexual, and political. The exhibition, within the setting of a folklore museum, suggests a queer critique of material culture and museum-making and questions how much violence and desire are being stored in the body and how much of a body can fit in a museum.