This exhibition presents a new series of sound sculptures by Berlin-based artist Nevin Aladağ. For her first solo exhibition in the U.S., Aladağ explores culture, transformation, and belonging by uniting distinct elements with disparate heritages into single works. In the series Resonator, musical instruments from around the world — a harp, mandolin and chimes, bass guitar, drums and didgeridoos — are joined as geometrically abstract forms that create new sounds. Complementing this body of work is a selection of related collages from the Social Fabric series — abstract compositions pieced together from carpets of unique material, method, and origin.
Generous support for New Work: Nevin Aladağ is provided by Alka and Ravin Agrawal, SFMOMA’s Contemporaries, Adriane Iann and Christian Stolz, and Robin Wright and Ian Reeves.
Header image: Nevin Aladağ, Social Fabric, Wind, 2019; courtesy the artist and Wentrup, Berlin; © Nevin Aladağ; photo: Trevor Good