Katherine Behar: Data’s Entry

Pera Museum

Scope of work
Exhibition Design and Graphic design

Pera Museum

300 m2

Project Detail

Pera Museum presented Katherine Behar: Data’s Entry, the first museum survey exhibition of this New York-based artist who moves fluidly between sculpture, performance, video, and writing. Behar is drawn to the often confounding—and sometimes rebellious—ways that people and technologies manage to coexist in digital labor. Curated by Fatma Çolakoğlu and Ulya Soley, the works in Data’s Entry showed how working bodies can defy repetitive drudgery: user interfaces fail to fully script human action, machines run amok rather than faithfully automating human labor, and algorithms are crippled by their own exacting logic. Instead of claiming special importance for human subjectivity, she seeked out solidarities between humans and nonhumans and finds in these connections unexpected traces of traditional gender, racial, and class dynamics.

08 June – 14 August 2016

Fatma Çolakoğlu, Ulya Soley

Exhibition design:
Cem Kozar, Işıl Ünal
Oya Çitci