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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.
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.
·28th May – 13th September 2014, “Climate Change”, BOZLU ART PROJECT, Istanbul, Turkey
+ information: http://www.bozluartproject.com
·17th June – 4th October 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