EKICI Nezaket and SHAHAR Marcus

Artist Marcus Shahar Net EkiciNezaket Ekici

Born 1970 in Kırşehir, Turkey.

Lives and works in Berlin, Stuttgart, Germany.

www.ekici-art.de

 

 

Shahar Marcus

Born 1971 in Petach Tikva, Israel.

Lives and works in Tel Aviv.

www.shaharmarcus.com

 

 

1. Salt Dinner, 2012

Video performance, 3’ 19’’

Performers: Nezaket Ekici, Shahar Marcus

Co-director and Photographer: Ben Hertzog

Editor: Simha Talaevsky

Produced by: Braverman Gallery Tel Aviv

 

2. Lublin Beach, 2016

Video performance, 7’ 2’’

Performers: Nezaket Ekici, Shahar Marcus

Camera and Editor: Jakub Kowalczyk

Sound: Mikolaj Kowalczyk

Produced by: Galeria Labirynt, Lublin

 

Nezaket Ekici and Shahar Marcus both work separately as artists but started to collaborate on projects in 2012. Their ongoing project In Relation revolves around an exploration of time, space, culture and religion. In this,  as a German-based Muslim and an Israeli-based Jew, they collaborate on performances and videos that bridge cultures and religions as well as the long distances between Berlin and Tel Aviv. Focusing on the origin of the latin word relatio (relation), meaning ‘bringing back’, they set out to bring back a knowledge that has been forgotten by most of us: a relation with ourselves. Since 2012 they have produced seven video works together:  Salt Dinner, Sand Clock, Floating  Ourselves, Clean Coal, Fossils, Fields of Breath and Lublin Beach, all concentrating on the Ancient Greek aphorism  γνῶθι σεαυτὸν: know thyself. It seems that the journey that Nezaket and Shahar are sharing with us is only possible when people are willing to cross borders and really communicate with each other. New perspectives, that may even give rise to a clearer view on reality, only occur when we are prepared to interact with other cultures and beliefs because only then may we see ourselves within a broader context of belief, morality and culture. Achieving anything entails being ‘in relation’ to something else and to do this we inevitably have to break out of our comfort zones, like Nezaket and Shahar have bravely done in these works.

—ANDREAS DAMMERTZ

Lublin BeachSalt dinner, videostill

 

 

 

  • ALEXI-MESKHISHVILI Ketuta
  • BALADI Lara
  • BLANK Andreas
  • BORGERMANS Hilde
  • BOŽANIĆ Antonia
  • ČEKIĆ Jovan
  • DESTIL MARKOVIĆ Milovan
  • DJURDJEVIĆ Biljana
  • DRAŠKOVIĆ BOČKOV Kristina
  • EDEFALK Cecilia
  • EKICI Nezaket and SHAHAR Marcus
  • EPHEMERKI Jasna DMITROVSKA + Dragana ZAREVSKA
  • FAJFRIĆ Bojan
  • FUDONG Yang
  • HAHN Mariana
  • HOLZER Jenny
  • HUŠMAN Ana
  • IKEMURA Leiko
  • ILIĆ Siniša
  • IVKOVIĆ Ivana
  • JANIČIĆ Tadija
  • JOHANSSON Peter
  • k.r.u.ž.o.k
  • KANDL Johanna
  • KARAMUSTAFA Gülsün
  • KENTRIDGE William
  • KLOTZ Franziska
  • KOVAČ Irena
  • KRIPPENDORFF David
  • LAURANCE Janet
  • LEWANDOWSKI Via
  • LÜDEMANN Sarah
  • MARKOVIĆ Dejan
  • MAXIMOVA Natalie
  • MELHUS Bjørn
  • MILADINOVIĆ Anuk
  • MILAK Radenko
  • MILISAVLJEVIĆ Olga
  • MOFFATT Tracey
  • NIKOLIĆ Nemanja
  • PERIĆ Vladimir i Milica
  • PHILIPSZ Susan
  • PIROGOVA Sasha
  • RADULOVIĆ Siniša
  • RAEDLE Rena & JEREMIĆ Vladan
  • REINHARD Aurora
  • RUBIKU Anila
  • SAVADOV Arsen
  • SCHMALE Toni
  • SELANDER Lina
  • SHIROKI Asako
  • SKOKO Snežana
  • SOLAKOV Dimitar
  • STANOJEVIĆ Jovanka
  • Susan PHILIPSZ
  • TOMIĆ Miloš
  • TRPKOVIĆ Jelena
  • VASILEVA Mariana
  • VEPREVA Anastasia
  • VUČIĆEVIĆ Dejana
  • XUN Sun