Wednesday, March 12, 2008
I’ve been invited to participate in an art exhibition that will take place in the old neighborhood of My Anatolian City. In this area the houses are Ottoman style, and the people are mostly working class and traditional (as opposed to conservative). Their understanding about Art is most likely limited to craft, and the idea of this exhibition is to involve the locals.
I can’t travel to Turkey now, so I’m doing a conceptual project I will email to assistants who will install it. The idea is to post “missing” flyers, the kind you make if your cat has disappeared, or more poignantly, if a loved one is lost after planes fly into a building. I’ll write more as I develop the themes, and the text will be in Turkish and English.
Are you missing anything that might be found in Central Anatolia? I'm taking suggestions!