Did he really say that?

The kind of humor I like is the thing that makes me laugh for five seconds and think for ten minutes = GEORGE CARLIN...Stained glass, engraved glass, frosted glass–give me plain glass = JOHN FOWLES...Music is the mathematics of the gods = PYTHAGORAS...Nothing is more fluid than language = R.L.SWIHART

Monday, November 26, 2012

All Art Patrons Must Wear Burqas


WIESBADEN,GERMANY- In his work Naneci Yurdagül reflects, subtly and ironically, on social, cultural and political situations and their change, which always have traces of his own biography. One focus of his artistic engagement are topics on national and religious identity, migration, social exclusion, cultural appropriation and mistrust. They are constantly picked up and are treated critically, often in relation to current public debates, to intervene in the social discourse. His artistic expression includes almost all media such as performance, film, painting, photography, sculpture and installation, setting specific incentives. The Nassauischer Kunstverein Wiesbaden has organised the most complex institutional solo exhibition of the artist in Germany. For the exhibition in Wiesbaden Naneci Yurdagül conceived a round tour made up of several installations, focusing "exemplary" on the phenomenon of cultural appropriation and opening up new perspectives on the supposedly alien, by holding up a mirror to the familiar. The exhibition, designed by the artist as a world of experience, can be visited and experienced by the visitors only in a burqa...

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