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Nasan Tur


In the main space of Kunstraum Innsbruck, Nasan Tur presents the wall piece “Police Paintings” (2014). The grey colour fields are appropriations and re-enactments of graffiti found in the external urban space, respectively their overpaintings, which emerged from the interaction between political civic protest and the Istanbul police, the state's executive arm. The video entitled “Magic” (2013), shown at the Kunstraum Project Space, deals with transformative processes and the manipulation of our perception of reality in the cultural and political sense. Against a black background, the viewer sees the hands of the artist doing conjuring tricks. 

SAHA supported the production of a new publication by Nasan Tur published on the occasion of the exhibition titled “Schicten” (Layers) held between 8 November 2014–17 January 2015 at Kunstraum Innsbruck.

About Nasan Tur

Nasan Tur was born in Germany (1974), and graduated from the Hochschule für Gestaltung HFG-Offenbach, Germany (2003).  Tur’s work reflects the social conditions in which it is produced, often exploring political ideologies, subliminal messages, and the symbols of power and dissent that are present throughout the urban landscape. An exploration of the tension between public action and inaction is intrinsic to his practice, with a participatory element often implicating the subjectivity or presence of the viewer. The boundaries of communication, as well as the tentative, or fragile nature of perception, are both driving forces behind the practice of the artist, and many of the situations that he creates.

About Kunstraum Innsbruck

Kunstraum Innsbruck opened his doors in 1996 as a non-profit association. Kunstraum Innsbruck is in the middle of the Centre and was built in the 1930’s and used to be a paper storage. In the 1960’s it was used already occasionally as an alternative space for low budget art exhibitions. Since then Kunstraum Innsbruck showed solo shows by international known artists like Louise Bourgeois, Franz West, Gelatin, Christoph Schlingensief, Monica Bonvichini, Jonathan Meese, Kiluanji Kia Henda, Almagul Menlibayeva, Wim Botha, Marianne Vitale, Dani Gal and many more.