Meriç Algün Ringborg
The work of Meriç Algün Ringborg, born in Istanbul in 1983, often focuses on her national identity as a Turkish citizen, now living and working in Sweden.
Exploring the bureaucracy of crossing borders, she also investigates how rules and regulations can both sanction and suppress our activities and identities. Her exhibition at MOSTYN presents two pieces,: Eternity and Infinity and Metatext - both made in 2013. The latter is a thirteen minute long audio narrative compiled of sentences from the Oxford English Dictionary that concern the act of writing and artistic making, and stands as a reflection on those activities. The former work, Eternity and Infinity, is an accompanying piece and comprises two silent videos focusing on hands performing meaningless tasks, one of which is to tie a decorative knot, the other to perform a trick with a pen. As a question of doing something without a clear, obvious goal, it draws a parallel with the audio piece – both suggesting notions of futility and the process of the creative act.
This exhibition is accompanied by a full colour booklet, featuring images and an interview with the artist by Adam Carr (Visual Arts Programme Curator, MOSTYN).
About Gallery 6
Housed in the upper level of MOSTYN, Gallery 6 is dedicated to presenting the work of young and emerging artists, all of whom are yet to have a solo exhibition in an institutional setting, either nationally or internationally. The Gallery 6 space and its associated programme, entitled ‘Uprisings’, provide the opportunity for an artist to work under professional conditions, and to present their work to a larger audience. For the audience too, Gallery 6 will provide a platform for discovery. It will bring to MOSTYN a diverse range of artists, at the very forefront of contemporary art practice, from both home and away.