Kavachi

Kavachi /Ahmet Kavas/ (1989-Denizli Turkey) graduated from Department of Fine Arts Education at Muğla University/Turkey in 2010. He received his master degree from Painting Department in Faculty of Fine Arts at Hacettepe University in Ankara in 2014 and he received a scholarship for a semester in Faculty of Art and Design at Jan Evangelista Purkyne University in the Czech Republic in 2012. His practice ranges from performance to temporary installation, photo, video, drawing-painting, and object. His artworks generally take a critical view of social, political and cultural issues. His first solo exhibition is “Mommy when will I get married” Third Space, Helsinki, FIN 2017. Selected group exhibitions he participated in include:”Immer Ärger mit den Großeltern” Kunsthaus Dresden, DE; “Desintegriert Euch!” 3. Berliner Herbstsalon, Kronprinzenpalais, Berlin, DE 2017; “You left behind” Kasa Gallery İstanbul, TR 2017; “Public Keys” Baumwollspinnerei Leipzig, DE; “Geography” LGBT Pride Week Exhibition, GaleriBu, İstanbul, TR 2017; “Çanakkale Art Walk: Homeland” Kunsthalle, Osnabrück, DE 2017; “Akbank Contemporary Artists Prize Exhibition” İstanbul, 2017; “Acting Space – Bauhaus Goes Kunstfest” Kunstfest, Weimar, Germany, 2016. He is pursuing his MFA in Public Art and New Artistic Strategies at Bauhaus University in Weimar. He lives and works in space.

 

A white carpet flies around the world

The project is
based on gathering white materials-
clothes and fabric – with the
help of Katowice’s citizens. The
artist, metaphorically, took the
fabrics mined out of households
to create and artifact out of them.
After gathering the materials, we
invited the clothes’ owners and interested
observers to sew the fabrics
together into one large white
carpet, in reference to the issues of
world peace, hope and coexistence.
In this sense, the space in which we
gathered to work together created
a platform for discussion, dialogue
and togetherness – as proof to the
fact that we can live and act in
peace, with tolerance. Next, the
carpet was hanged on veneer of
a large flat in the Millennium Housing
Estate in Katowice, symbolically
connecting earth and sky.