Installation view, wooden tables on wooden legs, 650cmx200cmx200cm, Zografyon Greek School, Istanbul
Installation view,

While/Stocks/Last (2013)

Wood tables with wooden legs
650 cm x 200 cm x 200 cm

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While/Stocks/Last

The exhibition will be held concurrently at the Istanbul Biennial 2013, which is titled "Mom, I'm a Barbarian?" Viron Erol Vert is located in the garden of Zografyon Greek High School in Beyoglu, Istanbul. Asa project co-organized with the Byzantine Community Foundations Society, Zografyon High School, Galerist and Culture Departmani, the public space intervention / installation will open September 14th to October 20th. Istanbul, as a city in the tradition of multicultural exchange of many peoples, convictions and religious orientations has flourished for centuries. The mobile counters are already in the early times of the Ottoman Empire till the present time and are symbols of the everday culture of Istanbul.Even though, or perhaps because of the number of times in modernization, they still represent a pure form of economy which is becoming less and less important today: the personal exchange of money against face-to-face facebook! This stands in stark contrast to hypermarkets, online shopping and social issues as the mobile counters are looking for a place to gather and communicate. On one hand the counters imply a feeling of familiarity which is evoked by the identification of common items from daily routine, on the other hand the viewer feels small and insignificant in comparison to the enormous size of the sculpture, which thus leads to the inability to See what's on the mobile counters from close proximity. The change of position is not compensates size, so it is nothing on the counters.This insight is supposed to encourage the viewers to seize them. It gives the invitation to rethink values ​​like democracy, community spirit, communication and fair trade. which also leads to the inability to see what is offered on the mobile counters from close proximity. The change of position is not compensates size, so it is nothing on the counters. This insight is supposed to encourage the viewers to seize them. It gives the invitation to rethink values ​​like democracy, community spirit, communication and fair trade. which also leads to the inability to see what is offered on the mobile counters from close proximity. The change of position is not compensates size, so it is nothing on the counters.This insight is supposed to encourage the viewers to seize them. It gives the invitation to rethink values ​​like democracy, community spirit, communication and fair trade.

 

Text / Nina Lörken