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Haris Epaminonda

Rodeo | Istanbul

The work of Haris Epaminonda consists primarily of found material. Her early videos are excerpts from Egyptian soap operas and fragments from Greek films. Her objects are relics from antique dealers and curiosities from flea-market stalls. Her images are pages from antiquarian books that have been carefully cropped, photographed, or used as the base layer of lacelike collages. The work hums with the nostalgia surrounding such archaic stuff. Here, framed images, found sculptures, custom-made plinths, a low-slung wooden table, a glass-topped box with a book inside, an earthenware bowl, a lump of rock perched on an antique scale, and a swath of fabric laid on the floor beneath a spread of diminutive, bone-colored objects served as the focal point for the Berlin-based Cypriot’s first show in Istanbul. The installation, Untitled #07 l/g (all works 2009), created an intriguing tableau. On one

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