A NEW SELECTION FROM THE ELGIZ COLLECTION / 17 June – 04 October 2014 / ELGIZ MUSEUM / ISTANBUL / TURKEY
The Elgiz Collection periodically presents a new selection in the temporary exhibition area. This time the new selection includes works by the artists: David LaChapelle, Alex Prager, David Salle, Eric Fischl, Gilbert & George and Guillermo Mora. Instead of focusing on just one discipline, this selection offers viewers video, photography, painting, sculpture and installation.
Works by the following artists can be seen: Alex Prager, Alp Tamer Ulukılıç, Azade Köker, Bedri Baykam, Clara Montoya, Çağdaş Erçelik, Çerkez Karadağ, David LaChapelle, David Salle, Eric Fischl, Gilbert & George, Guillermo Mora, İbrahim Koç, İdil İlkin, Julian Opie, Kezban Arca Batıbeki, Liam Gillick, Lisa Ruyter, Luca Zampetti, Luis Vidal, Maren Krass, Mateo Maté, Matthew Monahan, Mustafa Karyağdı, Neriman Polat, Oleg Dou, Peter Bonde, Ray Harris, Sean Henry, Şenol Yorozlu, Tuncay Deniz and Volkan Diyaroğlu.
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DETOX HISTORY (A PERFORMANCE BY VOLKAN DIYAROGLU)
Turkish artist Volkan Diyaroglu created a replica of the Turkish flag and washed it in bleach as a gift to his mother to commemorate her daily work caring for a large family. The flag is said to represent a pool of blood reflecting the sun, moon and stars as seen by the Sultan Alp Arslan after the Battle of Manzikert (1071). Washing as performance testifies to the caring of a mother, as well as centuries of bloodstains. It is an ugly, smelly and generous action of necessity that demonstrates responsibility.
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