SERKAN OZKAYA

WE WILL WAIT

Curated by Lal Bahçecioğlu the show will be on view until 2 December. Serkan Özkaya has a theory about Duchamp’s final work of art, Étant donnés: he claims that it is not just a peepshow to look at, but a projection apparatus. Ozkaya arrives to the projection by using the installation as a camera obscura. Camera obscura—literally a “dark room”— is an optical phenomenon. It is a dark room with a small hole that mirrors a projection of the outer scene onto the room’s inner wall. Özkaya dedicated almost four years to implement his theory. As a conceptual artist whose work mostly questions the nature of artistic reproduction and who is not afraid to reproduce art historical works, it is not a surprise that he rolled up his sleeves for building a full-scale copy of Étant donnés: he meticulously created the replica, turned the lights off, and waited.


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