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.