He died just after this photograph was taken.
He died after this photography has been taken for newspaper clipping. The time of death is just after the photo shoot. This photo is shortly before the death. He died a day before -we got the newspaper- just after the photograph was taken. Newspaper clipping starts from this point goes back before the death. It registers the incident, enters the headlines and reports the event from that point –the time that the photo was taken- backwards bypassing the death.
This newspaper clipping is the document of that incident. It is about being there at that moment. When we see it the scene and the date are already changed. In this scrap book, called “Holy Crap”, newspaper clippings are cut out and picked from their places, newspapers, dates. As parts and evidences of witnessed affairs they are holy scraps.
Cevdet Erek uses Masa’s structure to create a set of other “masa”s which could be used as additional exhibiting platforms while the idea of "zigon"s is adapted to the very typical dance beat from Ankara. All sketches of a possible production of the idea are being shown in Masa.
Cevdet Erek was born 1974 in Istanbul. He studied on Sound Engineering and Design and architect at MSU and ITU. He lives and works in Istanbul
06, 10 – 20, 10 2009
Funder, designates Survivalism as a notion that needs to be considered for the contemporary, historical and social conditions. He traces Survivalism in the thought of disaster visible in many ways such as the discourse of the end of the world, terrorism, climate change and the global financial crisis.
In his work that he re-arranged for MASA, the artist tries to monumentalize the everyday survival practices, individual and institutional strategies. From the artists to environmentalists, activists to politicians, and business executives he wants to draw attention to the adaptation and survival strategies of different social and economic positions.
Soren Thilo Funder was born in Copenhagen (Denmark), 1979. He studied on fine arts, cinema and architecture in Chicago (USA) and Copenhagen. His works were displayed on solo exhibitions such as “Friedlos (aka The Bandit Wolf-Man)” - Beaver Projects, Copenhagen, Denmark (2009), “We Control The Streets” - Public Art Project for The Danish Arts Foundation, DK (2009) and exhibitions “Land Grab” - ApexArt, New York, USA (2007), “Hard Revolution” - Potzdamer Platz, Berlin, Germany (2006). Besides the art spaces the artist also performed many projects peculiar to the semi-public spaces such as bookstores or shopping malls. Other works of Soren Thilo Funder can be seen on www.sorenthilofunder.com
06, 10 – 20, 10 2009
Jakup Ferri has been producing drawings along with his videos for a while, and he has been searching for ways to present them using "traditional" and contemporary methods. At first, it can easily be said that the people, animals and objects in his compositions were taken on with a naive approach. However, when we look at them as a whole and see that the characters of the objects we encounter have changed, the word naive seems inadequate. In Ferri's drawings, wars, grand narratives, imagining of future linked to his personal experience intertwine in a frightening way.
More about artist’s works here http://jakupferri.blogspot.com/
Jakup Ferri was born in 1981 in Prishtina, Kosova. His work has been shown widely in group exhibitions such as 28. Grafik Bienali (Ljubljana, Slovenya) 9. İstanbul Bienali ve In den Schluchten des Balkan, Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel (Germany)
Jakup Ferri lives and works in Amsterdam.
22, 09 – 30, 09 2009
Öğüt grounds his work on the fact that there are 203 licensed football players named “Mehmet Yıldız” registered in Turkish Football Federation. Setting out from this information, the artist forms an imaginative team consisting of 203 different Mehmet Yıldız's. In his MASA exhibition, Öğüt is going to exhibit the voice record of the match between the two imaginary teams: “All Stars Team” and “All Stars Collective”
With “203 Mehmet YILDIZs”, Öğüt discusses cultural sociological identities, as well as the notions of “uniformity” and “difference” through a different form of relation. With his work, the artist aims at making people ask the same question: “Could the common names, surnames and habits in a society be the sign of social imaginaries as well?”
Ahmet Ögüt was born in 1981 in Diyarbakır. His work has been shown widely in group exhibitions such as 53rd Venice Biennial The Pavilion of Turkey, The Generational/New Museum, 7th SITE Santa Fe Biennial, 5th Berlin Biennial, 9th Istanbul Biennial, Be[com]ing Dutch/Van Abbemuseum, Stalking with Stories/Apexart; and in solo shows at Centre d'Art Santa Mònica, Küntlerhaus Bremen and Kunsthalle Basel.
Ahmet Ögüt lives and works in Amsterdam
08, 09 – 18, 09 2009
The September exhibition of MASA, by Pilvi Takala, will take place at Antijen Tasarım. The artist will present a video taken from her performance in Disneyland Paris.
Pilvi Takala often undergoes modest acts that are designed to disrupt daily life in semi-public locations. She generally records these acts with hidden cameras and edits them to share with her audience. This time, the artist embodies the main character of “Snow White and she Seven Dwarves”; a well known figure, created by Brothers Grimm and filmed by Disney in 1937, when it became one of Disney’s most important characters. Takala attempts to enter Disneyland Paris (Euro Disney), one of the most popular tourist attractions in Europe, while wearing the exact copy of the costume used by the “Real Snow White” inside the amusement park.
Pilvi Takala was born in 1981. She graduated from Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki (MFA) in 2006. Her previous works have been displayed in solo exhibitions in Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki; Galerija Miroslav Kraljevic, Zagreb; Ellen de Brujne Projects, Amsterdam; Galeria Noua, Bucharest. She also took part in the 9th Istanbul Biennale and is currently a resident at the Rijksakademie, in Amsterdam.