A Good Neighbour 15th Istanbul Biennial Curated by Elmgreen & Dragset 16 September – 12 November 2017
On occasion of the 15th Istanbul Biennial, Almanza Pereda exhibits his series called Horror Vacui, a project in motion since 2010. Horror vacui translates to “fear of empty space”, a term once used to describe the stylistic element of filling negative space with detail. Appropriating anonymous landscape paintings sourced in Istanbul, Almanza Pereda takes the found paintings, considered valueless, and places slabs of concrete onto them in a violent juxtaposition. The installation deals with the way modern construction inhabits and invades the environment, as well as the relationship of humans with nature.