Interview with Denis Maksimov / Bxl Connect / No:10 / October-November 2014

 

“AN ARTIST WANTS TO BE IMMORTAL, A KIND OF SEMI-GOD, AND TO SHAPE HIS WORLD, SOMETIMES KILLING PEOPLE WITH HIS WORKS, SOMETIMES KILLING IDEAS, SOMETIMES KILLING LINES AND POINTS OR EVEN THE TIME. IF YOU REPLACE “ARTIST” IN THAT SENTENCE WITH “POLITICIAN”, NOTHING WILL CHANGE.”

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DOWNLOADS

>> You can download “FORMATRACIA” brochure here.

>> You can download cv here.

>> You can download “MEMORY & BLOOD” catalogue here.

>> You can download “CUTFINGERISM” catalogue here.

>> You can download “DELIK” catalogue here.

Toni Calderon about Volkan Diyaroglu / Formatracia (Spanish)

Hay innumerables ejemplos en el que el arte se convierte en parte esencial de la propia vida del artista. Esto no es algo nuevo pues ya en los años 50 del siglo pasado se convirtió en una de las características de numerosos planteamientos artísticos que terminaron eclosionando en multitud de propuestas absolutamente personales y ya no tanto encorsetadas en movimientos, istmos o grupos.

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FORMATRACIA. APUNTES FENOMENOLÓGICOS DE VOLKAN DIYAROGLU / JOSE RAMON ALARCON @ MAKMA.NET (Spanish)

Formatracia se erige en el retorno expositivo a Valencia de Volkan Diyaroglu (Estambul, 1982), a modo de solo exhibition, tras sus últimas individuales de 2007 en las ya extintas Forja Arte Contemporáneo (“Delik”) y Galería Edgar Neville (“Mi Vértigo”). Desde entonces y durante un lustro y medio su obra se ha prodigado por el mapa internacional, manifestando su impronta pictórica en conspicuos países europeos, Estados Unidos, así como en su más reciente “Memory & Blood”, en Element Art Space de Singapur.

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NEWS

·17th June – 1st November 2014, “A New Selection of the Elgiz Collection”, Elgiz Museum, Istanbul, Turkey

+ information: http://www.elgizmuseum.org

·18th September – 18th October 2014, “FORMATRACIA”, Solo Exhibition, LAMETRO, Valencia, Spain

+ information: http://www.metrovalencia.es/metro/?page_id=18

·October 2015, Solo Exhibition, Harlan Levey Projects, Brussels, Belgium

+ information: http://www.hl-projects.com

https://artsy.net/harlan-levey-projects

 

 

DETOX HISTORY / 2014

(scroll down for French version of the text)

 

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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A NEW SELECTION FROM THE ELGIZ COLLECTION / 17 June – 1 November 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.

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