97cm is a Germany-based atelier founded by Illya Goldman G. and Mehmet Cevik. Blurring the line that separates art and experience and judaism and islam, their work is heavily influenced by their respective existence. Searching for the universal key each project is timeless where a name is not just a name: it is a bridge to more knowledge that represents their narrative. Exploring the ambiguities of ever changing modern life, 97cm creates multi-layered reflections of everyday perception. The artist duo transforms paradigms, materials, space, and time into works that invite beholders to reflect and feel. 97cm captures the moment, which in turn perpetually creates other moments yet to come.The result is a body of works, charged with meaning, in a constant state of flux, encompassing both art and the deeper layers of existence.
The atelier name 97cm derives from Illya Goldman (Gubin)'s initials and where they are located in the alphabet –– I=9 G=7 –– combined with Mehmet Cevik’s –– CM –– initial.