Black Sea Traces

I am not a Studio Artist

Installation view from I am not a Studio Artist – Hüseyin Bahri Alptekin, SALT Beyoğlu, Istanbul 2011

The most comprehensive exhibition of Hüseyın Alptekin’s work to date, I am not a Studıo Artist included nearly fifty works incollage, neon, video, photography, sculpture and installation. Some had been lost for years, but were carefully reconstituted from material found in what the exhibition’s curator, Vasif Kortun, calls “the organized chaos” of Alptekin’s archive, or recreated according to the artist’s notes.

Among the displayed works at SALT were Ah Odessa and Guardians of the Threshold produced or presented first in the name of the Sea Elephant Travel Agency.-

Thomas Büsch

Filmmaker, Founding Member and Secretary General of diyalog, promotion of cultural exchange with Turkey. Since 2012 he is also project manager of InEnArt.

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