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GIVE BIRTH. CUT OFF MILK. CASTRATE! / 2015

GIVE BIRTH. CUT OFF MILK. CASTRATE! / 2015

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DETOX HISTORY / 2014

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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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