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Antonio Cosentino’s solo exhibition “In the Afternoon” opens at İMALAT-HANE on May 25. The exhibition “In the Afternoon,” consisting of the new productions of Antonio Cosentino, who continues his artistic works in different media, including installation, sculpture, video, photography, and canvas series, opens at İMALAT-HANE on May 25.

The artist presents a new panorama with “In the Afternoon”, following his solo exhibitions “boxes of cigarettes and whisky all over the sea, ferâre, my love” (2016), “Summer was a Beautiful Day” (2018) and “JPEG Archipelago” (2020), which could be considered as a trilogy. Cosentino‘s artistic practice, shaped around the concept of the “city”, transforms the artist’s works into a visual city inventory. Like an urban traveler who keeps a diary of random street scenes, the artist follows an open-ended approach in his work that allows for associations and immediate effects that turn his exhibition into an adventure.

In this exhibition, the artist continues his tradition of writing stories that accompany the visual narrative in his exhibitions. In this text, he wrote explicitly for “In the Afternoon,” Cosentino describes his work practice as follows:

“I try to keep together the memory fragments, themes that I find important, the objects and people with which I am intertwined, using an inter-style approach and an anti-systematic intuition. There must be a sensory bond between me and the works I have constructed and designed and whose meaning I believe in. Sometimes, I approach the scenes, allegories, objects, and situations that I focus on, which can be called melodramatic, with intuition, and I think about what kind of meanings are formed after the work has been created. Unpredictability and uncertainty are my main points of departure. The situations that occur in an instant while the exhibition is being created are good for the mechanism I desire, or rather, my only and biggest dream is the radiance of situations that I could not foresee; the viewer always carefully notices the radiating situation. The radiant work creates its own story and reality.”