Black Sea Traces

Not a Library Artist Either…



Since the most comprehensive exhibition to date of Hüseyin Bahri Alptekin I am Not a Studio Artist objects and documents from the artist’s collection have been presented at SALT Galata.

Opening at SALT Galata on March 26, 2013 the artist Luchezar Boyadjiev, a colleague of Alptekin’s who shared many experiences and exhibition collaborations with him, composed a selection of this objects and documents.

Boyadjiev’s selection creates a narrative through Alptekin’s objects and ephemera collected mostly from the Black Sea region. Boyadjiev engages in a dialogue with these materials to suggest the reasons why Alptekin chose and collected them; he also detects traces of his own professional past, thanks to the projects the two artists worked on together. There are also some objects that Boyadjiev includes in his selection purely for their design or aura.

This text was first published at SALT online

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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