User's Manual: Contemporary Art in Turkey 1986 - 2006

User's Manual: Contemporary Art in Turkey 1986 - 2006
Library Shelf Location 15.TRAL
Publication Date 2007

This publication examines the development of contemporary art practices in Turkey from the 1980s to the 1990s and after through texts by various writers and works of artists.

'This book which comprises the adventure of contemporary art in Turkey in the last 20 years is divided into two sections. The first section includes texts where various aspects of the period are scrutinized, followed by the second section allocated to 78 artists from four generations.

Instead of trying to capture the short history of contemporary art in Turkey in a single analytical text, the book desires to present a work with many voices. The work, User's Manual: Contemporary Art in Turkey 1986-2006, focuses both on the differences and similarities in the production practices of the artists included in the project and on their individual adventures which was created by these differences and intersections and which we think has a continuity. The book also brings together a series of artists and works which stood out at certain exhibitions where significant breakthroughs and ruptures took place and thus created a collective presentation.' - excerpt from Preface: Who Reads a User's Manual Anyway? by Halil Altindere and Sureyyya Evren

Includes a list of important exhibitions in Turkish contemporary art during this period, and links of websites and blogs of artists, initiatives and artist run spaces.

ISBN 9783865884237
Quantity 1
Pages 459
Editors Halil ALTINDERE, Sureyyya EVREN
Format Hardback
Publisher Revolver
Category Art from a specific country
Related Country/Global Region Turkey
Artist's Nationality Turkish
Languages English, Turkish

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