Ayşe Erkmen (born 1949 in Istanbul, Turkey) is an artist without a studio. Her use of conceptual materials is so vast should she try to adapt her practice to a workplace she would need to reimagine it as often as her inspirations differ. Instead, the artist chooses to take her ideas directly to architects and curators who help push her reactions to places, contexts, and events as she grapples with such concepts as necessity,… Read more
About the artwork
While the object itself might appear familiar as the curved rulers of a textile handloom, its material qualities differ dramatically from the original. Normally an unglamorous wooden tool of the skilled textile trade, the object displayed would otherwise never be cast in sterling silver unless touched by the hand of the artist. Ayşe Erkmen asserts her power over the object by lending it the title 925, denoting the standard millesimal fineness of sterling silver.