De-regulation: Kutlug Ataman and Irit Rogoff in conversation
The video shows a slightly edited recording of the conversation between the theorist Irit Rogoff and the artist Kutlug Ataman. It was held at the occasion of the opening of the exhibition curated by Rogoff "De-regulation with the work of Kutlug Ataman" which is shown in MUHKA Antwerp, from March 16 till May 28 2006.
The exhibition project brings together a body of work by the contemporary Istanbul/London based Turkish artist, Kutlug Ataman including 7 multiple and single screen installations by Ataman: Never My Soul, Vicious Circle, Twelve, 1 + 1 = 1, TV Room, Martin is Asleep, and Women Who Wear Wigs. This is the first time a range of works by this innovative artist have been assembled together in continental Europe.
The exhibition created an open field which collates many materials; a visual essay by the German artist and theorist Stefan Roemer, Istanbul based theorist Nermin Saybasili has gathered together an archive of wedding culture among the many different ethnic groups in the city, while London based academic and conceptualiser of the exhibition Irit Rogoff has assembled film posters from Turkey’s rich film culture and numerous images of Ataturk, which are a prevalent feature of the Istanbul urban landscape.