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Suat Öğüt

Scenario III, A Floating Art Space inside of A Building

SAHA supported the production of Suat Öğüt’s new work for the exhibition “Scenario III, A Floating Art Space inside of A Building” at Corridor Project Space, held between 29 July–20 August 2016.

“In Remembrance of Williwaw” by Suat Öğüt is a site specific installation that links together the personal and the public. The work signals how larger problems and power structures of the outside world may be observed from the private space of a curtained comfort zone.  In the installation Öğüt interchanges the roles of the materials between the curtain and flag by questioning symbolic representations. The white flag is known as a sign of protection, truce, ceasefire, and a request for negotiation. The curtain billows in constant movement as in a theater set with a fictional daylight at the end of the space.

“A Particular Scenario” is a three-series exhibition in which artists from Turkey and the Netherlands collaborate with a writer.  “A Particular Scenario” focuses on storytelling as a practice of contemporary art and each exhibition explores a different theme, respectively land, water and wind. The project intends to create a personal, aesthetic and political connection between the cities of Amsterdam and Istanbul.

Christine Bax writes continuous prose that thread and mesh the three exhibitions together. Her text illuminates the extent to which not only the artists, but the viewers too are far more interconnected than initially may have been evident. This text will be published towards the end of September, as the project comes to a close, both in English and Turkish in the book “A Particular Scenario”, along with the research materials and pictures of the exhibition.

About Suat Öğüt

Suat Öğüt (1986, Diyarbakir) graduated Fine Arts Education Faculty of Marmara University, Painting and Sculpture Department in 2007. He was a participant at Willa Waldberta, artist in residency in Munich for three months in 2010. In 2013, he was one of the winners of the Akbank Contemporary Artist Prize 2013. Since 2014, Suat Öğüt has been one of the project coordinators at Corridor Project Space in Amsterdam as well as a member of B.I.T Collective. He currently resides and works in Amsterdam and Istanbul.

About DE KIJKDOOS and Corridor Project Space

Since 2010, DE KIJKDOOS Public Space has served as a cultural cabinet to engage in collaborative cultural production and artistic research of any kind. The space exposed imaginative, absurd and intelligent ideas to a broad public. After 5 years of experience, DE KIJKDOOS gained the opportunity to extend its activities within the Wilhelmina Pakhuis to create a new space where cultural narratives, history and collective memory are shared with the public in a dialogue between contemporary art from Turkey and the Netherlands.