Contract (2010)

Installation (photograph, neon, contract, zine) I in collaboration with Volkan Aslan, Seda Hepsev, Gozde Ilkin, Ani Setyan

Contract was produced in the context of a workshop with Sophie Calle organized by 2010 Capital of Culture. The contract for the participating artists did not acknowledge them as individuals or artists. They were positioned as “volunteers” and had to release all the rights to the work produced. The group of artists participating in the workshop decided to exhibit the contract with their signatures in neon accompanied by a photograph taken with Sophie Calle as the contract was signed. Through a very specific situation, the work attempted to publicly discuss the position and rights of artists in an increasingly institutionalized culture industry.

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