Nilo Casares Censored 164,5X50X26,4 cm (aprox.)
art critic with flesh on art exhibition 2018
1991 (a real man doesn’t cry like this) 6X8X7 cm serigraphy on marble 2018
GIVE BIRTH. CUT OFF MILK. CASTRATE! / 2015
Video: 2h 34m 30s
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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.