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Özlem Günyol & Mustafa Kunt

SAHA supported the production of the new works by Özlem Günyol and Mustafa Kunt for the exhibition held between 23 May–20 July 2014 at Dortmunder Kunstverein.

In occasion of the first exhibition at the premises of the Dortmunder Kunstverein, Özlem Günyol and Mustafa Kunt were invited to show a compendium of their works. The artists produced four new works specifically designed and purpose-built for this particular exhibition. Three works are on view in the new space of the institution, while the last work entitled “Hemzemin” was manufactured as a smelting work and is displayed in the vicinity of the Dortmunder Kunstverein. A catalogue that provides an overview of the artists’ works is released in cooperation with Kettler Publishers.

Özlem Günyol and Mustafa Kunt have been collaborating since 2005. Together they investigate the representation of individual and collective belonging, the meaning of language, symbols, and information conveyed by the media, as well as their link to culturally coded patterns of understanding. The conceptual character of their practice is connected with the traditional visual language of avant-garde art forms.

About Dortmunder Kunstverein

Dortmunder Kunstverein (DKV) was established in 1984 as a cultural initiative by interested Dortmund citizens. The current number of members is around 200 people. With various exhibitions involving all mediums ranging from painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, to new media and cross-media projects, the DKV established itself as a platform for artists and became an important link to the regional cultural scene.