18 July 2020 - 8 September 2020
Erdem Taşdelen’s Vicissitudes: Act Four (2019) is the last edition in a series of four billboard images commissioned by Mercer Union.
Installation views: Vicissitudes: Act Four, Commissioned by Mercer Union, 2019. Courtesy the artist. Photo: Toni Hafkenscheid.
SPACE invites one artist to produce a yearlong series of images for a public-facing billboard located on the east façade of Mercer Union.
Erdem Taşdelen is a Turkish-Canadian artist who lives and works in Toronto. His work has been shown in numerous exhibitions internationally and across Canada, most recently at venues including Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver; Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen (2019); VOX Centre de l’image contemporaine, Montreal (2018); Pera Museum, Istanbul; Or Gallery, Vancouver (2017); Museum für Neue Kunst, Freiburg (2016). Taşdelen has been awarded the Joseph S. Stauffer Prize in Visual Arts by the Canada Council for the Arts (2016), the Charles Pachter Prize for Emerging Artists by the Hnatyshyn Foundation (2014), and was long-listed for the Sobey Art Award in 2019.
Image: Erdem Taşdelen, detail from Vicissitudes: Act Four, 2019. Courtesy the artist. Commissioned by Mercer Union, Toronto.